Enjoy a #SantaMariaStyle getaway with your furry friends.

We know as well as you do that many things are more fun with a dog by your side. When you bring your pup to the Santa Maria Valley, you can explore hiking trails, hit the dunes or the beach, taste wine and so much more without having to leave your dog behind. That’s why several of our hoteliers, wineries and restaurants offer canine-friendly options.

The Santa Maria Valley is known for delicious Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah that will make your tongue wag. There are many wineries that you and your dog can experience together. Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Foxen Vineyard & Winery and Presqu’ile Winery are all dog-friendly, with plenty of grassy places for pups to play and rest.

Because of the temperate climate in Santa Maria Valley, you can spend time outside with your dog nearly year-round. There are 24 hiking trails and 15 beaches within a 30-minute drive of Santa Maria Valley, many of which are dog-friendly. You and your canine can explore Pismo State Beach, the Point Sal State Beach Trail, Fisherman’s Beach, the Oceano Dunes and more. There are also many dog-friendly parks in the area. Just be sure to clean up after your pup and keep them leashed unless otherwise specified.

The Luffa Farm in Nipomo, which sells organic soaps and naturally-grown luffa sponges, welcomes dogs to take a tour of the farm with their owners. You and your pup can also learn a bit of Central Coast history at La Purisima Mission, one of the oldest missions in California.

When you bring your dog to Santa Maria Valley, opt to book your room at one of our hotels that offer dog-friendly accommodations:


Best Western Big America
Candlewood Suites
Historic Santa Maria inn
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Motel 6 North
Motel 6 South
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

Next time you plan a Santa Maria Valley getaway, bring your pup! There are plenty of tail-wagging recreational opportunities that both of you are sure to enjoy.

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.