Vandenberg Air Force Base offers monthly visits to the Vandenberg Space and Missile Heritage Center on the third Tuesday of each month—pulling together the history of Space Launch Complex-1o and the all west-coast launch programs as it tells the story of the critical role Vandenberg plays in launching commercial, national security and scientific polar-orbiting satellites.
Growing Grounds Farm Santa Maria
Growing Grounds Farm Santa Maria is a program of Transitions-Mental Health Association, combining horticultural therapy and vocational training to provide individuals with mental illness employment and a supportive environment where personal growth can be realized. They produce pesticide-free produce, flower and plants. Visit them at 820 W. Foster Rd. at the corner of Foster and […]
Just 20 minutes from Santa Maria, Pismo Beach is known as the last frontier for off-Roaders with the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Park offering 20 square miles of pristine Dunes in which you can drive, camp, ride your ATV’s (or any vehicle). You can drive onto the beach and dig a fire pit for a […]
About a 40-minute drive from Santa Maria is the charming town of Solvang, featuring unique European-style architecture, wineries, shopping, authentic Danish pastries, and delightful shops and restaurants.
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center
The Dunes Center is a natural history museum in the heart of Guadalupe, CA that works to conserve the unique ecosystem of the local dunes through education, research, and cooperative stewardship. Well known for its display of artifacts from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 The Ten Commandments, the Dunes Center also offers a variety of guided […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents Kimberly Akimbo
Directed by Lynda Mondragon Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending […]
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Week, January 14-20
The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2018 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries. Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.18, everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. Participating Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries Include: Century Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn Cielito […]
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms the classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure featuring 5 actors playing dozens of roles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their killer, Sherlock […]
Vertical Tasting Of Sparkling Wines
Sip through a tasting of three vintages of our Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from our estate vineyard. We’re heading into our library and pulling our 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages for you to taste. A limited quantity of these wines will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased […]