A couple sitting in beach chairs at the beach, holding hands and watching the sunset together.

Things To Do In Santa Maria in the Summer

Start dreaming of your summer adventure in Santa Maria. Beautiful beaches and exciting adventures await you. Santa Maria has something for everyone. Relax at Pismo Beach with a book catching some summer sun or take one of the beach trails for a scenic hike around Central California. Take a stroll through the town’s trendy boutiques and shops, then end your day at Portabella Bar and Grill our on-site BBQ style restaurant for a delicious meal. Whether you’re in Santa Maria for business or pleasure we can make your stay relaxing.

Road sign in front of a vineyard naming the various wineries in the area and pointing their direction.
Sunset at Pismo Beach with rolling hills in the background.

Hit the Beach

Santa Maria is just a short drive from Pismo Beach, the perfect destination for any traveler. There are scenic hiking trails that take you on a tour of the beach landscape, to ATV rentals for the adrenaline junkie or spend the day building sand castles on Grover Beach with the family.

A group of men and women in wine country sitting around a table and uniting their wine glasses together in celebration as the sun sets.

Grab a Glass of Wine

The end of summer is the beginning of wine season, so grab a glass of California wine with your friends. In one of the “Top 10 Cities for Wine Snobs.” Spend the day wandering Foxen Canyon Wine Trail sampling all the local wines.

A bed in the queen suite at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Guest Rooms

Summer Hotel Accommodations

Take advantage of our spacious hotel rooms on your next summer vacation to Santa Maria. Our hotel rooms feature a mini-refrigerator and microwave along with complimentary WiFi. Bring the family down to the heated outdoor pool or have a meal at Portabella Bar and Grill where kids eat free! Other hotel amenities include:


  • Room Service Available from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Fitness Center featuring Treadmills and Stationary Bikes
  • Free Parking
  • Bus Parking is Available
  • Pet Friendly – Learn more
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway Beds Available Upon Request
COVID-19 Update

Holiday Inn Santa Maria & Suites is officially open for tourism travel.

Please read the overview of our precautions and preventive cleaning measures to see how we are taking care of our guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.