Santa Maria Valley

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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Authentic Chinese Cuisine – Santa Maria, CA

Snow white chicken north china, santa maria, ca

By Donna Polizzi I have been to countless Chinese Restaurants throughout the years. Many of them good. When it comes to authentic Chinese cuisine, the North China Restaurant, located at 113 N. Broadway, stands above the rest and is a Keys 2 the Coast favorite. Let’s just say it’s a good thing they have an…

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RADISSON HOTEL – SANTA MARIA, CA

radisson hotel

Chances are if you’ve arrived at an airport in most major cities throughout the United States, you’ll find a Radisson Hotel. Santa Maria is no exception. The Radisson in Santa Maria is situated on the Santa Maria Airport’s airfield. This makes the Radisson ideal for the recreational flyer but perhaps especially for the corporate flyer.…

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Brunch at the Santa Maria Inn – Santa Maria, CA

santa maria inn brunch, santa maria, ca

Looking for a great place to go for Sunday Brunch? The Historic Santa Maria Inn has been a place to stay and dine that has hosted the rich and famous for 100 years. To celebrate 100 great years, there is now a new Century Room featuring a fabulous Sunday Brunch. Let me tell you. It…

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