New ‘visitor guide’ great resourse for BBQ and other local flavors

SMV Vineyard PanoramaThe Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau has released a tasty new treat: A Visitor Guide to Santa Maria Valley, which helps visitors and locals alike explore the Santa Maria Valley’s famed barbecue, wine country and more.

Loaded with 32 pages of information on area sightseeing, entertainment, lodging and dining listings, as well as short feature articles, A Visitor Guide to Santa Maria Valley celebrates Santa Maria style while giving tourists a practical tool for making the most of their visit, and locals an excellent resource for enjoying their backyard.

“When travelers zip past the signs for Santa Maria on Highway 101, they often don’t realize that this Central Coast city is home to a world-class wine country, fine dining, theatre, museums, recreational adventures, convenient lodging options and a lot more,” said Gina Keough, director of the Santa Maria Visitor & Convention Bureau. “We encourage local businesses, area residents and travelers to contact us for complimentary copies of our new 2016 Visitor Guide.”

The 8×10 magazine-style spread boasts an easy-to-navigate graphical layout, eye-catching photography, maps and a gatefold spread titled, “Quick Hits from the Highway” that offers readers an at-a-glance idea of attractions within easy reach of Highway 101.

Complimentary copies of the Visitor Guide may be ordered by contacting (805) 925-2403;; or stopping by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau at 614 South Broadway in Santa Maria.