The Valley Arts Gallery is the location where artists from many backgrounds from the Santa Maria area are able to exhibit their artistry. Enjoy work from local artists at one of their featured artists shows, or participate in one of their many art classes for people of all ages.
Historic Santa Maria Inn
The Historic Santa Maria Inn was established in 1917 and still retains its classic turn-of-the-century charm. Once a legendary hub for the Hollywood elite—Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin were among its famous guests—the Historic Santa Maria Inn remains steeped in the hospitality of a bygone.
This Santa Maria-style steakhouse in Nipomo features amazing food in an easygoing and unpretentious atmosphere since 1926. Known for its generous portions of oak-grilled meats, the food is worth the wait. The service is friendly and the setting is casual. The food? Some of the best you will ever have.
Paradise Beach Backpacking Trail
This hard, 15.9-mile trail is popular among backpackers. It’s an out and back style trail located near Guadalupe, offering scenic views. This trail is a difficult trek over sand and hills, but the end result and the views you’ll be rewarded with are worth the effort. The trail is best used from April until October.
Jersey Mike's Subs
It started back in 1956, originally called Mike’s Subs in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Today, the authentic taste – served Mike’s Way® with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices – is available nationwide. Their secret? Everything about Jersey Mike’s is high quality. Their certified Angus Beef top rounds are trimmed and cooked rightIt started […]
The Melodrama favorite returns! Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to their favorite Super Nanny, they get more than they bargained for — instead of Mary Poppins they end up with […]
PCPA: An Iliad
An Iliad is a modern rendering of Homer’s classic story, adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare. In a virtuoso performance, Tarah Flanagan inhabits over fifty characters. With the addition of live music (Eva Scholz-Carlson on the cello), and language that ranges from contemporary realism to epic poetry, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s […]
Muthaland, written and performed by Minita Gandhi, takes us on the epic coming-of-age journey of a first-generation Indian-American woman. The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India during which she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, is the victim of an assault, and ultimately discovers her voice within a […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world […]