- Our list of the best things to do in Santa Maria, California, features the top 115 nearby activities — including 56 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Santa Maria, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of Santa Maria, CA , followed by 84 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lompoc, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Rancho Santa Margarita
The Pacific Conservatory Theatre hosts PCPA Theatrefest, an ongoing performance and training program for exemplary theatre productions. The PCPA has trained thousands of actor and theatre technicians since its opening in 1966.
Located in California's Santa Maria Valley is Presqu'ile Winery. The winery specializes in varietals that grow best in a cool coastal environment including their exceptional pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.
For those looking for a stretch of land that features multiple quality wineries, the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is a must see. The trail features a mix of full-bodied varietals on the south end and winds its way into the warmer, inland areas where Syrah's and Grenaches are found.
For over a quarter century, sommelier Ken Volk has been making quality Central Coast wines. The Kenneth Volk Vineyards primarily craft Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and are a serene place to visit at the tranquil location along the ever-flowing Tepusquet Creek.
88% 26 votes
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.
79% 73 votes
7600 Foxen Canyon Road, And 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454 MoreLess Info
Foxen Vineyard believes in creating fine small batches of sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wine. The vineyard offers tours and tastings, and carry an extensive selection of varietals from spicy reds to sweet whites.
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.
145 S Gray St Ste 103, Santa Maria, CA MoreLess Info
Located in a historic downtown area, CORE Wine Company Tasting Room offers visitors wine tasting flights from a product catalog of red and white wines. The staff pouring the wine provides background information on how the wine is made.
93% 15 votes
800 S College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454 MoreLess Info
A professional conservatory theater, the PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents a variety of live theatrical productions. The PCPA also hosts a number of outreach events, including acting camps and programs to nurture young performers.