Uncork a Three-Day getaway
for $500 or less

Santa Maria Valley is full of genuine experiences with true value that are begging to be explored. Take a three-day trip for less than $500 where you can explore the beauty of the valley and drink award-winning wines paired with authentic Santa Maria Style Barbecue. Uncork and unwind, #SantaMariaStyle.

Reconnect with the Coast

In the Santa Maria Valley, you can let your hair down and be yourself. Cool down, fill up, and get more for less. Here, the rolling hillsides, miles of dunes, and wide-open spaces will be the perfect backdrop for your getaway.

Award-Winning Wine

Get away to a wine country that the Travel Channel named a Top 10 City for Wine Snobs, with award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. But you won’t find any snobbery here.

Trek on or trail off

With 15 beaches and 24 hiking trails within 30-miles of Santa Maria Valley, you can find plenty of ways to slow down or speed up on your wine getaway.

Iconic barbecue

Experience a barbecue tradition that dates back more than 150 years. Centered around tri-tip, simple seasoning and flavorful sides, there’s a reason our barbecue is known around the world.

Get the Most from Your Getaway

We broke down an average three-day getaway to Santa Maria Valley. It's the ideal weekend destination, where you can extend your recreation dollars further while escaping from the every day.

  • Stay | $125 per night
  • Eat | Santa Maria Style BBQ and more: $160-$200
  • Drink | Wine/Beer Tastings & Pairings: $15-55
  • Bring Home Your Favorite Bottle | $20
  • Play | Berry-picking (strawberries or blueberries, depending on the season): $15, Outdoor Exploration, Culture, Shopping, and more!

Visitor Information

We've compiled a list of the hotels, restaurants, wineries, breweries and attractions in and around Santa Maria Valley that are open for business. Plus, stay up-to-date on current regulations in place, and creative ways to get in touch with the down-home hospitality of our valley.


With over 30 tasting rooms within 30 miles of Santa Maria valley, you can swirl and sip your way through the valley. And don’t forget your hotel key card to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at participating wineries.

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Traditional Barbecue

Santa Maria Style barbecue is California’s Cut. For $100 or less you can enjoy dinner for two and get heaping plates of traditional Santa Maria Style barbecue with all the fixins’ and a glass of wine.

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While you’re touring the 34 tasting rooms around Santa Maria Valley, stop off at one of our 15 beaches or 24 hiking trails. It’s the perfect way to get your tread, trail and taste on.

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Experience more, for less

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.