Tour Santa Barbara Wine Country from this Hotel's Location
Explore the best of California's Central Coast from the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria. Whether you're visiting family at Vandenberg Air Base, attending a meeting in the Santa Maria Airport Business Park or visiting for a taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country, the hotel's convenient location is ideal for leisure or business. For business travelers, the hotel is just minutes from the Santa Maria Airport and businesses like Mafi Trench, C&D Zodiac, Okonite, Coca-Cola, Central Jet Center and Cessna Pilots, just to name a few. Vacationers love being just minutes from attractions like Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, the Santa Maria Museum of Flight and a series of fine golf courses and scenic state parks. After a day of seeing Santa Barbara Wine Country, don't miss a delicious wine-inspired menu at Vintner's Grill
. The following attractions are located within an easy drive of the Radisson:
- Allan Hancock College (3.5 miles)
Home of the Bulldogs, Allan Hancock College is where over 16,000 students go to live and learn. Famous alums include superstars like football icon John Madden and actor Kathy Bates.
Phone: +1 (805) 928-7731
- Cambria Winery (12 miles)
Immerse yourself in the tastes and smells of the Santa Maria Bench when you visit this private, family-owned estate winery. Established in 1986, Cambia Winery is respected for its lush, tropical Chardonnay, velvety Pinot Noir and rich, spicy Syrah. Tasting room open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: +1 (805) 937-8091
- Cottonwood Canyon (6 miles)
For a lovely evening out with friends, make your way to Cottonwood for light hors' d' oeuvres and wine every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. through October. Touring during the day? Choose your favorite Cottonwood wine and take in the gorgeous vineyard views from the patio, or ask about the unique wine cave tours. Tasting room open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Phone: +1 (805) 937-8463
- Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes (11 miles)
Get a glimpse of rare bird species, soak up the pristine environment on a nature walk or get lost in the beauty of the rolling dunes of Guadalupe-Nipomo next to the Pacific Ocean. Guided tours are available at the Dunes Visitor Center.
Phone: +1 (805) 343-2354
- La Purisima Mission (21 miles)
Covering 1900 acres, La Purisima Mission State Historic Park boasts ten buildings that comprised the original mission. The buildings have all been painstakingly restored and include the padres' residence, soldiers' quarters and artisan shops.
Phone: +1 (805) 733-3713
- Monarch Dunes Golf Course (23 miles)
Views of the sea and the brisk winds of the California coast are the backdrop for stunning natural beauty at this true links-style course. You'll feel like you've been transported to Scotland at this unspoiled golf haven.
Phone: +1 (805) 343-9459
- Rancho Maria Golf Course (5 miles)
The Santa Maria Valley is home to a variety of great courses, but none more picturesque than this local favorite. Comprised of flatlands and gently rolling terrain, this popular course is ideal for tournament play and tests golfers at every skill level. After your round, sit down to a delicious meal in the on-site restaurant.
Phone: +1 (805) 937-2019
- Santa Maria Museum of Flight (0.5 miles)
If you're not lucky enough to see the annual air show, you can still catch a glimpse of greatness with vintage aircrafts on display year-round. The collection includes the Stinson Reliant, Bowers Flybaby and the Jenson Hang Glider.
Phone: +1 (805) 922-8758
- Vandenberg Air Force Base (13 miles)
Just a few miles from the hotel, the Vandenberg Air Force Base is the only U.S. military installation that fires unmanned government and commercial satellites, as well as intercontinental ballistic missiles. Peace-time tours of Vandenberg Air Force Base are available, but reservations are a must.
Phone: +1 (805) 734-8232