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The Santa Maria Valley experience is about being comfortable, having fun, and being yourself. This is a place where you're welcomed like old-time friends and fed like family.

Trips Catered to Your Tastes

Looking for a starting point? Here’s a sampling of the different types of experiences you can have in Santa Maria Valley.

Wine Weekend

If it’s been too long since your last weekend getaway and you need to stock your wine shelf (and fridge), we’ve got your weekend wine plans, stock lock and barrel.

Outdoor Adventures

Get a taste of recreation done Santa Maria Style. Grab your hiking shoes, helmet, flip flops and sense of adventure to experience 13 beaches, 24 hiking trails, cycling and more.


Come hungry and experience fresh, delicious food steeped in tradition dating back 150 years. We have a style all our own, and you have to taste it to believe it.

Central Coast Heritage

Uncover the history of Santa Maria Valley and engage in the backstories of the things and people who have helped to make this great valley what it has become today.

Family Time

Play, learn and be together with family in Santa Maria Valley. Enjoy restaurants, hiking trails, sand dunes and museums to excite and engage your whole crew.

Solo Traveling

Santa Maria Valley welcomes guests like family. So we invite you to let your hair down, kick your feet up and enjoy a weekend on your own, at your own pace.

The Ideal Home Base

Nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Maria Valley is approximately 21 square miles in size and lies 220 feet above sea level. We’re located 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 270 miles south of San Francisco. With 34 tasting rooms, 24 hiking trails and 13 beaches within a 30-minute drive, we’re central to everything along the Central California Coast. There’s so much to do from here.

We Eat, Drink, and Do More, For Less

#SantaMariaStyle means more for less, in a valley unlike any other. Because, when you spend less, you can do more. More off-the-beaten-path adventures, more unforgettable barbecue and—yes—more wine, please. Check out all you can do in our valley for less below.