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Orcutt/Santa Maria

Discover historic charm and fresh family fun in Old Town Orcutt and the Santa Maria Valley. A quaint community home to famous Santa Maria-style BBQ, hip breweries, engaging museums, and plenty of gorgeous destinations to sip local wines—you’ll always find something exciting to explore here.

Old Town Orcutt is the heart of this community, with walkable stretches of friendly restaurants, charming antique shops, celebrated wine tasting rooms, and so much more. Beyond dining, sipping, and shopping you’ll find lush nurseries and gardens, hiking trails, and plenty of culture. There’s always something to do in Orcutt.

Every First Friday of the month, count on shops keeping their doors open beyond typical business hours to share dining and drink specials. You’ll want to mark the family-friendly Chalk Festival on your calendar—a beloved annual event where artists across the community gather to create a gallery of colorful chalk murals.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, you can hop aboard the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley, which operates all summer long with stops in Old Town Orcutt and throughout the scenic Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

All about staying active? Whether you’re an avid runner or cyclist, you’ll want to sign-up for the Tour & Taste of the Valley. Hosted over Labor Day weekend, this special event includes 50+ vendors from award-winning wineries to craft breweries, local artisans, and live music! Choose between a 50k or 100k ride or a 10k run. Oh, and there’s the car shows of course! Orcutt hosts a number of popular car shows, including the All Ford Show every autumn. Plus, around the holidays you can expect traditional favorites like an epic Christmas parade!

Loving golfing? Orcutt is an ideal spot to call home with La Purisima Golf Course in your backyard! Put among the oaks on this 18-hole wine country course. And history buffs, you can step back in time at the La Purisima Mission, home to historical architecture and sacred art dating back to the early 19th century. You’ll also discover a spacious park with plenty of gorgeous hiking trails to explore.

Between the stunning natural landscapes and family-friendly activities, Orcutt is a welcoming place to call home.

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