The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau is committed to offering group tours the finest in entertainment, lodging, and dining of any destination on the Central Coast.
Our staff is proud of the level of excellence we offer in making your visit to Santa Maria Valley an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please take a moment to find out for yourself why the Santa Maria Valley is a unique destination hotspot!
A variety of services and marketing materials are available to tour operators free of charge. In addition, an enthusiastic, qualified staff can assist you with your planning needs.
For more information please call (800) 331-3779 ext. 815 or e-mail us at Jennifer@santamaria.com.
Several full-color slides, a digital photo CD, interactive DVD and a four-minute video featuring the Valley’s beautiful wine country, recreational activities, and other visitor information are available through the Bureau. A representative from your group may request them free of charge.
At the beginning of your tour, a member of the Visitor & Convention Bureau will step aboard your motorcoach to personally welcome your group to our City and give you a quick glimpse of the treasures you’ll find here.
Planning & Site Selection
Bureau personnel will obtain hotel availability and rate information from local hotels.
The Bureau provides welcome bags full of literature for your clients that contain useful information for visitors to the Santa Maria Valley. These bags contain information such as brochures on location attractions, wine tasting maps, city maps, restaurant guides, special event calendars, and small souvenir items such as magnets, mouse pads, pinquito beans, and postcards. Please submit your request for these materials one-month ahead of your arrival date and we’ll have them ready for you when you arrive.
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau can assist when selecting receptive services, activities, meetings/convention facilities, motorcoach servicing and much more.
The Bureau is pleased to offer information on Familiarization Tours (FAMs) available throughout the year for travel planners. Please contact us if you are interested in visiting the Santa Maria Valley on a FAM tour. Should you wish a preliminary visit to our area for an on-site selection, the Bureau will arrange itineraries with a variety of options based upon your specifications.
Customized Tour Itineraries
Our staff will assist in planning top-of-the-line incentive programs, including customized events and theme parties. We will also make suggestions for unusual venues, tours, activities and entertainment ideas featuring our local attractions. Visit area strawberry and broccoli farms and cattle ranches, go bird watching at scenic Oso Flaco Lake, or enjoy tours of gardens, as well as historic landmarks and cultural hotspots. Samples of our unique tours include a behind-the-scenes glimpse at PCPA Theaterfest , a Wild Horse Walking Adventure amongst 80 wild mustangs or a Santa Maria Style Barbecue at Rancho Miranda. Let’s make your plans today!
Escort and Driver Recognition
Many of the theaters and attractions recognize the escort and/or driver with special benefits such as discounted or complimentary tickets.
Our sales department is waiting to hear from you! For a planning kit, contact Jennifer Harrison, Convention Sales & Services Coordinator at (800) 331-3779, ext. 815 or Jennifer@santamaria.com.