Santa Maria Travel Guide
Welcome to Santa Maria!
Delicious smells waft over Santa Maria on most weekends. The smells are beef or chicken roasting over red oak coals in portable barbeque pits. The California city is famous for Santa Maria-style barbecue and is pleased to share this long tradition of hospitality with guests. Located in Central Coast wine country, area wineries produce grapes and vintage wines that rival those of the Napa Valley. The city proudly hosts the Museum of Flight, the interactive Discovery Museum and the Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum, as well as the annual Santa Barbara County Fair, which takes place in July. Hiking, biking and golfing at one of the city's two public courses also supply year-round family fun and entertainment. The popular Strawberry Festival is an annual celebration of the area's leading agricultural product and provides another opportunity for Santa Maria to welcome visitors to the area in April.