Discover a wealth of things to do in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara County 

Book one of our spacious hotel rooms at Radisson Hotel Santa Maria to be close to the area’s top things to do, including wineries, golf courses, and locally owned restaurants. Enjoy an easy, scenic walk over the waterway bridges at Oso Flaco Lake, leading to the dunes and down to the beach. Want to experience some local charm? Visit Old Town Orcutt to sample wines, visit breweries, or shop. You can also drive just ten minutes to historic Los Alamos for antiquing, museums, outdoor wine venues, and dining featuring local ingredients.

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Allan Hancock College

3.52 mi / 5.67 km from the hotel
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.

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

8.91 mi / 14.34 km from the hotel
Kick off your shoes and enjoy this National Natural Landmark with a long walk on the sand dunes. You can also take a group hike along the Oso Flaco Lake boardwalk or browse an art gallery and educational exhibits at the Dunes Center.

La Purisima Mission State Park

15.73 mi / 25.31 km from the hotel
Take a self-guided tour through this 2,000-acre park featuring restored buildings that date to the 1700s. Be sure to check the living history calendar so you don’t miss activities like pottery making, blacksmithing, and sheep shearing.

Monarch Dunes Golf Club

11.16 mi / 17.96 km from the hotel
Enjoy a game of golf while you take in spectacular views 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.

Old Town Orcutt

2.19 mi / 3.52 km from the hotel
Founded in 1906, this quaint town is now home to bars, restaurants, a yoga studio, a quilt shop, a salon, and an antique store, among other attractions.

Rancho Maria Golf Club

2.76 mi / 4.44 km from the hotel
Practice your swing or unwind at this 18-hole course with long fairways and challenging sand traps.

Santa Maria Museum of Flight

0.8 mi / 1.29 km from the hotel
This museum celebrates the history of aviation by preserving vintage planes and other artifacts from the past. Check the calendar of events and attend an air show or take a history tour.