Destination guide

The lively city of Santa Maria awaits you

Come and experience Santa Maria and its live music, churches and history. This romantic city attracts visitors thanks to its shopping and restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Santa Maria

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Santa Maria has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sunset Ridge Golf Center (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Santa Maria Country Club (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Monarch Dunes Golf Club (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Bien Nacido Vineyards (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Blacklake Golf Resort (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Cypress Ridge Golf Course (11 mi / 17.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Maria

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Santa Maria. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Simas Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Santa Maria Fairpark (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Nipomo Regional Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Nipomo Native Garden (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Oso Flaco Lake (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Santa Maria

Fly into Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Santa Maria?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 974 holiday rentals around Santa Maria. From 526 holiday houses to 228 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Santa Maria is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santa Maria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Maria:

  • Downtown: 136 holiday homes
  • Saint Andrews: 30 holiday homes
  • Motel District: 138 holiday homes
  • Sunset Palisades: 17 holiday homes
  • Pismo Heights: 140 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santa Maria?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Santa Maria. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Simas Park: 326 holiday rentals
  • Santa Maria Museum of Flight: 245 holiday rentals
  • Mission Hope Cancer Center: 326 holiday rentals
  • Martian Ranch & Vineyard: 188 holiday rentals
  • Demetria Estate Winery: 176 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Maria listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Maria?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 526 Houses in Santa Maria. Our other popular types of Santa Maria holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 228 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 53 holiday houses
  • Studios: 73 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 135 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.