Santa Margarita is truly one of the treasures of the Central Coast. A great place for adventure, with Zip lining and Kayak tours, you can experience the trip of a lifetime as you zoom along a zip line at 125 ft. above ground, or paddle along on beautiful Santa Margarita Lake, taking in the abundance of natural beauty and diverse wildlife of the region. The Los Padres National Forest has trails and back roads for every level of motorcyclist, and 4×4 Safari Adventures has tours through areas filled with wildlife. There are no doors and no roof on the vehicles, leaving the observer free to seek the perfect photo-ops. If you are the equestrian sort, Shangri-La Ranch offers horseback adventures through some of the most beautiful regions on the Central Coast.
Santa Margarita Lake is the perfect place to watch birds flit across the still surface of water, and is a great spot for fishing and kayaking. Vineyards have been in the area since around 1774, when the Chumash Indians planted them for the Padres of Mission San Luis Obispo. You can sample local wines at the Ancient Peaks Winery and Tasting Room. Treasure hunters can find the offerings of 35 dealers at The Barn Antiques & Unique Mall, located downtown. Santa Margarita is a perfect destination for those interested in natural beauty, wildlife, and adventure.