- Santa Maria Museum of Flight
This museum promotes aviation today by preserving vintage planes and their artifacts from the past. Check the calendar of events and attend an air show or take a history tour.
Phone: +1 (805) 922-8758
- Allan Hancock College
Ranked among the top five community colleges in the state, AHC offers more than 100 fields of study as well as competitive intercollegiate sports like football, basketball, volleyball and cross country.
Phone: +1 (805) 922-6966
- Rancho Maria Golf Course
Whether you’re playing to practice or to unwind, you can do both at this 18-hole course with long fairways and challenging sand traps on California’s Central Coast.
Phone: +1 (805) 937-2019
- Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery
Chardonnay, pinot noir and Syrah are the specialties at this boutique winery. Stop by for a glass or bottle and let these Burgundian-style wines leave a delightful taste in your mouth.
Phone: +1 (805) 937-8463
- Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes
Kick off your shoes and enjoy this National Natural Landmark with long walks on the Pacific Ocean's sandy shores. You can also take a group hike along the Oso Flaco Lake boardwalk or browse the historic exhibits at the Dunes Center.
Phone: +1 (805) 343-2455
- Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery
Finish your tour of this family-owned estate in the tasting room or on the patio, where you can sample winery exclusives like syrah, viognier and pinot gris.
Phone: +1 (805) 937-8091
- Vandenberg Air Force Base
This Air Force base is home to two units—the 14th Air Force and the 381st training group. Stop by for a tour.
Phone: +1 (805) 606-1110
- La Purisima Mission State Park
Take a self-guided tour through this 1,900-acre park featuring restored buildings dating back to the 1700s.
Phone: +1 (805) 733-3713
- Monarch Dunes Golf Course
Enjoy a game of golf while you take in the spectacular view of the California coast. Test your skills at The Challenge Course, made up of 12 par-three holes, and end your visit with a meal at Butterfly Grille.
Phone: +1 (805) 343-9459
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Nestled between Pismo Beach and the charming Dutch town of Solvang, the Fairfield by Marriott Santa Maria offers a beautiful setting in Santa Maria. While the nearby vineyards at Cottonwood Canyon and the fairways of Rancho Maria Golf Course are breathtaking, our hotel’s location offers more than proximity to great views. We’re less than 5-miles from the Santa Maria Airport Business Park, which features major companies like Coca-Cola, The Okonite Company, Central Coast Jet Center and Mafi-Trench.