Santa Maria Valley Travel & Life

May 12, 2017

May’s Fresh Take

Welcome to the May edition of the Santa Maria Valley Fresh Take, the monthly newsletter of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, upcoming events to hot deals, the following tips and tidbits will help you plan your next visit to California’s land of wine, barbecue and more.


May Travel Deals

Cowboy Up with “Cool Hand Lukes” Dining Package at Candlewood Suites
Book a room at Candlewood Suites and receive $50 dining credit to Cool Hand Lukes steakhouse in Santa Maria.
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Local Flavors

Iconic BBQ Restaurant Celebrates 65th Anniversary
The Hitching Post restaurant is thanking customers for 65 great years, offering a delectable anniversary special: Two 10-ounce New York Steak dinners for $65.
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Big News

The Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley Is Coming!
This innovative public transportation experience will run every weekend from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
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Culture Corner

West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals Rolls Into Santa Maria on May 26 – 28
This 35th annual hot rod extravaganza brings “American Grafitti” culture to life with hot rods, automotive displays, live music, an auction and many other activities.
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Adventures & Experiences

Famed Santa Maria Elks Rodeo & Parade on June 1-4
Four days of bone-crushing, action-packed thrills take center stage as Santa Maria Elks Rodeo kicks off on Thursday, June 1 with live professional bull riding.
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More Exciting Events

May 2017
Blosser Urban Garden has launched its 2017 season, welcoming all to its festive farmstand. 
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Riverbench Vineyard invites you to celebrate mom among the vines, literally, with its Mother’s Day brunch happening on May 14.
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