- TripBuzz found 54 things to do with kids in or near Santa Maria, California, including 36 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pismo Beach, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo and Los Olivos.
- From Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum to Rancho Bowl, the Santa Maria area offers 57 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, Theaters and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- Located on California's Central Coast is the city of Santa Maria. Known for its wineries and exceptional BBQ cuisine, the city is a popular tourism destination as well as being the most populated city in Santa Barbara County with over 100,000 residents. The city is also one of the most frequently used cities in the state for major motion picture filming, including films such as Sideways and The Rocketeer.
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705 S McClelland, Santa Maria, CA 93454 MoreLess Info
Open to children and their grabby fingers, Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum stands out by allowing visitors to get handy with 13,000ft of exhibits. The aptly named museum encourages discovery through a tactile experience to inspire creativity and imagination.
A 32-lane bowling alley, a family-friendly restaurant and a night-time bar and lounge make up Rancho Bowl. The restaurant is known for its Santa Maria Style BBQ sandwich, and there's a banquet room available for private events.
The Shack Paintball Field is a competitive paintball facility that features a large outdoor field area with a variety of barricades and obstacles. The facility is family owned and operated, and available for party rentals.
Spanning a total of four acres, Oakley Park is a public neighborhood park offering a number of facilities available for use. A baseball diamond, playground structure, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are among the amenities at the park.
The Hi-Way Drive In Theatre is a unique movie viewing experience where the films are watched from the visitor's car. The theater strives to provide affordable and memorable (and nostalgic) movie experiences.
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1660 North McClelland Street, Santa Maria, CA MoreLess Info
Committed to bringing live theater and the arts to the community, Santa Maria Civic Theater provides exposure for local and aspiring actors. The theater also features educational classes and workshops for youth interested in the dramatic arts.
Located next to the Santa Maria Public Airport, the Santa Maria Museum of Flight is a fun and educational museum. The museum features aircraft from WWII through today and also offers tours, youth events and air shows throughout the year.
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412 S McClelland Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454 MoreLess Info
The Natural History Museum Santa Maria is a non-profit organization that has the goal of providing natural history enrichment for public schools. The museum displays a T-Rex Skull that was purchased from an anthropologist.
Waller Park is a 153 acre park featuring two lakes (with decorative fountains) and a full size disc golf course. The park also offers hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, a volleyball court, and a playground.