Winding through the Central Coast of Santa Barbara County are cheap hotels in Santa Maria, an area famous for its wineries. The Bien Nacido Vineyard is famous for its excellent Burgundy and Rhone grapes. The vineyards only harvest the grapes, three wineries onsite make the actual wine. Au Bon Climat, Qupe Winery, and Tantara Winery all offer tours and tastings to visitors. Nearby is Cafe FX, a well known Hollywood special effects studio. Cafe FX has produced the special effects for blockbuster thriller movies like Spiderman 3 and visitors can see the special effects artists at work.
The local history of the area is very interesting. The La Purisima Mission Historic Park is an original Franciscan mission. Tours of the mission include the Padre’s residence, the soldier’s quarters’ and arts and crafts shops. Families staying at the budget hotels in Santa Maria will enjoy the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. This museum is dedicated to fun and education for younger age groups through play and exploration. Youngsters can explore a fish market, a shipwreck, and a shark tank. With so much to do in Santa Maria, save on your budget by booking your accommodation on EasyToBook.com.