Trip Tips: Experience More for Less at The Radisson
The Perfect Home Base: The Radisson
Looking for the perfect home base for your coastal getaway? Look no further than the newly renovated Radisson Hotel in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley. Adjacent to the Santa Maria Airport, the Radisson Santa Maria offers all of the creature comforts you need—like the tasty on-site Vintner’s Bar & Grill and a picturesque outdoor pool—and the perfect location to embark on endless outdoor adventures and authentic #SantaMariaStyle experiences.
Located near coveted golf courses, notable wineries, sandy beaches, down-home breweries, and charming theaters, calling the convenient and affordable Radisson home while you’re visiting our valley means you can see and do more for less.
Three Must-Experience Adventures Within Minutes
1. Take a Trolley through Wine Country: For those looking to escape from the everyday and embark on a wine-country tour like no other, the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Trolley is the perfect option. Starting conveniently at the Radisson Hotel, the trolley will take adventurers, imbibers, and vinos alike on a 75-minute loop through the rolling vineyards of the unmistakable Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Blaze your own trail by hopping off and on the trolley at your convenience, ensuring your Wine Country adventure is just that: yours.
2. Enjoy a Live Performance at PCPA: Located just minutes from the Radisson Hotel, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre has been presenting endlessly entertaining theatrical productions for over 52 years in Santa Maria. From Broadway musicals to Shakespeare (and a little bit of everything in between), you’ll find an authentic and unforgettable theatre experience at PCPA. Plus, this coveted theatre offers year-round entertainment in two venues: the Marian Theatre (a 448 seat theatre with a thrust stage), and the Severson Theatre (a flexible black box theatre with seating up to 188). Pro Tip: In the summer months, PCPA also presents in the 700-seat outdoor Festival Theatre in Solvang—offering the perfect setting for a fresh-air performance under the big, blue coastal sky.
3. Head for a Day at the Dunes: Whether wildlife watching at the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve County Park, soaking in the stunning views at Oso Flaco Lake, or kicking up some serious dust on a quad or dirt bike at Oceano, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes offer a ton of unforgettable experiences and escapes for outdoor adventures and serenity seekers alike. Just a 20-minute drive from the Radisson, you won’t want to miss all this incredible 18-mile stretch of stunning, sandy coastline has to offer.
*** In Santa Maria Valley, there’s so much to do from here. Hit the road and explore it all with our 24 hiking trails, 34 tasting rooms, seven unique AVAs, 13 beaches, and a growing selection of local breweries, all within a beautiful 30-minute drive. There is no need to venture far if you are looking for sand dunes, cycling and authentic Santa Maria Style dining. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less.