Santa Maria is the most populous city in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area. It is known for its wineries and barbecue, a local specialty. Waller Park is one of the loveliest parks you will ever encounter, boasting two beautiful lakes with fountains, and 153 acres of grassy lawn, shady picnic areas, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, and even a Frisbee disc golf course. Shopping abounds in the city with various options. Town Center Mall, The CrossRoads Center / Enos Ranch Center, and many antique stores in Orcutt offer whatever you are looking for. West of the city, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes stretch down the Pacific Coast offering many beach activities. Santa Maria really is “The Center of the Best”!