Santa Maria is a beautiful vacation destination in the foothills of the Sierra Madres, minutes from pristine beaches, parks, mountains, championship golf courses, and scenic hiking trails. An award-winning wine growing region, Santa Barbara County is home to 58 wineries nestled in miles of picturesque countryside. The Central Coast town is also well-known for its food culture, so leave some time for eating and drinking. Sunset Magazine named Santa Maria BBQ one of the "Top 100 Culinary Voyages in the West." Explore the many exciting things to do in Santa Maria, CA from the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail to the Fairpark.