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Santa Maria Valley

Fall in Love with Fall on the Central Coast

The Patch Santa Maria Pumpkins

Autumn on the California Central Coast is a beautiful season. Leaves may not change colors radically, and fall to the ground, but Autumn does mean that all along the central coast, pumpkin patches, as well as other amazing, spooky events sprout up in October. Whether you are in Santa Barbara, San Luis or Monterey County,…

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Oh Maya!

Maya Restaurant in Santa Maria, California is a Keys 2 the Coast favorite for Mexican food.  If you are from the Central Coast, you know that there is no shortage of good Mexican food in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties.   Maya offers a taste of vacation in the Santa Maria Valley. The family…

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The Berry Stop is the Berry Best

Strawberries with long stema

As you cruise down Highway 101 in Santa Maria, do yourself a big favor. Ripe, big, colorful berries can be bought at a great price, right off of the 101. The best way to get to these delicious berries from the 101 is to take the Stowell Road exit and turn East.  As soon as…

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Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

Green Pozole

Stacy Mitchell and her boyfriend Brandon Wright have always had a passion for healthy eating. After going to many juice and smoothie bars, they saw how most menu items were laden with sugar and virtually no vegan options.  They recognized an opportunity to be different and started a food truck business, called Pressed Write Juicery. …

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Never Underestimate the Power of the Brow

Frida Kahlo

They speak volumes. They can smirk, question and show delight. Many times, you can tell how a person is feeling by just looking at their eyebrows. Whether they are mad, sad or happy. You can tell that your mother is upset with you by the way she looked at you and how one eyebrow would…

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Modern Day Gold Rush

The Central Coast Wine Region has become a modern- day gold rush. People are jumping on the bandwagon, and in some cases, “can wagon.” Wine bars, Wineries and Breweries are popping up all over the California Central Coast.  Talking with owners and wine makers has revealed that this industry has become a long awaited second…

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Explore the Caves at Cottonwood Canyon Winery

Located on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard and Winery is a beautiful sight to visit and wine taste some of Santa Barbara’s best wines. Nestled inside a 78-acre canyon filled with cottonwood trees, Cottonwood Canyon is a peaceful place to sit and enjoy a glass a wine, while looking out across this gorgeous property and the valley beyond.…

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World Famous Santa Maria Style BBQ

Santa Maria Fields

Santa Maria valley is known for its beautiful scenery and its barbecue. One of the best things to do on the Central Coast is to, of course, eat Santa Maria-style barbecue. Good ol’ Santa Maria-style barbecue has a reputation for being one of the number one things to do in the area. When you visit…

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Waller Park is Worth the Drive

Waller Park Pond

Duck out of work and take a day trip to Waller Park in Santa Maria Have you heard the expression, “It’s a walk in the park?” As far as parks go, Waller park in the Santa Maria Valley is one the best and easiest for all ages to enjoy. Hike, fish, play or lay on…

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