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THINGS TO DO IN SANTA MARIA

Situated along Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo in sunny Santa Maria, California, the Holiday Inn Santa Maria is the perfect home base for visitors to the area. Explore the local wineries along Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, enjoy the fresh local produce, go antiquing, play some golf, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach, or head to one of the nearby recreation areas like Guadalupe Dunes County Park for a day of outdoor adventure. Santa Maria offers entertainment and adventure for everyone.

Santa Maria Attractions

  • Boomers Family Entertainment Center & Miniature Golf (.3 miles)
  • Rancho Bowl Bowling Center (1 mile)
  • Paul Nelson Aquatics Center (2 miles)
  • Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum (2.5 miles)
  • Santa Maria Fairpark (3 miles)
  • Santa Maria Museum of Flight (7 miles)
  • Santa Maria Public Airport District (7 miles)
  • Santa Maria Museum of Flight (8 miles)
  • Mustang Waterpark (25 miles)
  • Foxen Canyon Wine Trail (33 miles)

Nearby Wineries

Nearby Beaches & Parks

  • Nipomo Regional Park (6.5 miles)
  • Waller Park (7 miles)
  • Guadalupe Dunes Park (14 miles)
  • Oceano Dunes State Recreation Area (17.5 miles)
  • Pismo State Beach (18 miles)
  • Dinosaur Caves Park (19 miles)
  • Lopez Lake (22 miles)
  • Avila Beach (24 miles)
  • Point Sal Beach State Park (27 miles)
  • La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (28 miles)

Nearby Golf

  • Santa Maria Country Club (7 miles)
  • Blacklake Golf Course (10 miles)
  • Monarch Dunes Golf Club (10 miles)
  • Cypress Ridge Golf Course and Driving Range (14.5 miles)
  • La Purisima Golf Course (31 miles)

Nearby Shopping

  • The Village of Arroyo Grande (14 miles)
  • Pismo Beach Premium Outlets Shopping Center (17 miles)

Nearby Santa Maria Corporations, Colleges, Government and Military

  • Babe Farms (2 miles)
  • Marian Medical Center (2.5 miles)
  • Allan Hancock College (4 miles)
  • Boeing (23 miles)
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base (24 miles)
  • Aerospace Corporation (24 miles)
  • Lockheed Martin at Vandenberg AFB (24 miles)
  • Den-Mat Holdings LLC (29 miles - now in Lompoc)
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (31 miles)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (67 miles)

Day Trips from Santa Maria

  • Solvang (37 miles)
  • Los Olivos (60 miles)
  • Santa Barbara (65 miles)
  • Hearst Castle (75 miles)