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Things to Do In Santa Maria

Explore the endless possibilities of the Central Coast with our comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Santa Maria and its surroundings. A beautiful vacation destination in the foothills of the Sierra Madres is just minutes from pristine beaches, parks, mountains, championship golf courses, and scenic hiking trails.
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, California

Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

Take an enchanting journey through the breathtaking wine country. This scenic wine trail is home to many of California's finest wineries and vineyards.

Blacklake Golf Resort, Nipomo, California

Blacklake Golf Resort

Play this unique 27-hole golf resort in Nipomo, CA, featuring three different 9-hole courses, a driving range, and breathtaking Central Coast scenery.

Avila Beach, California

Avila Beach

This charming and beautiful resort community features pristine beaches for swimming and surfing, cool surf shops, dining, natural springs, and annual festivals and events.

Guadalupe-nipomo Dunes & Visitor Center, California

Guadalupe-nipomo Dunes & Visitor Center

Discover the second-largest dune system in California. This National Natural Landmark is the ultimate destination for hiking and off-road adventures.

Pismo Beach Premium Outlets, California

Pismo Beach Premium Outlets

This popular shopping destination in Pismo Beach features 40 outlet stores and fashion brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Nine West, and Nike.

Solvang, California

Solvang, CA

Known as the "Danish Capital of America," this charming village offers unique restaurants, bakeries, antique shops, art galleries, windmills, and historic landmarks.

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Hearst Castle

Tour the magnificent hilltop estate of William Randolph Hearst and experience ornate living areas overflowing with classic original art and magical coastal scenery.

Santa Maria Fairpark, California

Santa Maria Fairpark

Home of the annual Santa Barbara County Fair, this event venue hosts conventions, trade shows, banquets, outdoor concerts, festivals and sporting events.

Chumash Casino, California

Chumash Casino

Non-stop gaming action, exceptional live entertainment and fine dining establishments make Chumash Casino an exciting Central Coast destination.