Santa Maria Valley

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A Rad Escape to the Radisson in Santa Maria, CA

By Donna / January 18, 2018 /

By Donna Polizzi We all have reasons that require an occasional escape from the requirements of everyday life.  It’s amazing how just a couple of days away from work, home and sometimes our kids, can restore a person’s energy and put a more positive spin on life in general.  Not to mention the importance of…

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What’s brewing in Santa Maria Valley and on the California Central Coast?

By Donna / December 9, 2017 /

Did you know that according to California Craft Brewers Association, more than 850 craft breweries call California home? The good thing is that right here in Santa Maria, some of the best can be experienced. Keys 2 the Coast is always on the lookout for great places to explore. We found great breweries right here…

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Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House and Cafe in Orcutt, Ca

By Donna / October 27, 2017 /

I recently stopped at a new coffee shop in Orcutt and was treated to not only a heartwarming, and inspirational story, but a quintessential American success story. Before I go onto just how fabulous the coffee is, allow me to take a quick detour. Once upon a time on the small island of Cuba, a…

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Rancho Sisquoc Winery in Santa Maria, CA

By Donna / July 28, 2017 /

A Keys 2 the Coast favorite is Rancho Sisquoc Winery at 6601 Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Maria. Known for 40 years of crafting small batches of delicious, superior wines, in a setting that is unforgettable, are two of the many reasons that make this winery and tasting room a destination for wine and nature…

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A Weekend of Wine and History- Santa Maria, Ca is full of rich history

By Donna / June 18, 2017 /

If you’re looking for a two or three-day getaway, to enjoy great wine, food and natural beauty, head to Santa Maria’s Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.  The Trail includes13 distinctive wineries, each with unique stories to be told. A Keys 2 the Coast favorite is Rancho Sisquoc Winery. Located at 6601 Foxen Canyon Road in Santa…

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Orcutt, Ca is a Gem of a Destination Hiding in Plain Sight

By Donna / May 21, 2017 /

Take an East Clark Avenue excursion into charming Old Town Orcutt and visit some of the best places to wine and dine in Santa Barbara County. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, visiting California’s Central Coast is truly an adventure. For the past 15 years, my family and friends have had a…

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Cottonwood Canyon Winery in Santa Maria, Ca

By Donna / April 12, 2017 /

Living on the Central Coast and working for Keys 2 the Coast, finding the best places to wine, dine, explore and more is a gift. Yesterday, I discovered the most delicious, aged red wines at Cottonwood Canyon Winery.  It is truly an impressive facility, located at the northern edge of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail…

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Stars and the Star-Struck…

By Donna / February 26, 2017 /

Visitors continue to flock to Hearst Castle and the Santa Maria Inn, just as they did in the heyday of Hollywood. Living on the Central Coast is living the dream. The mountain and ocean views are simply awe-inspiring. It’s no wonder tourists flock from around the world to visit Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and…

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With Wines, Vines and Bucolic Vistas, Santa Maria Valley Is a Sight to See

By Donna / November 4, 2016 /

Having lived on the Central Coast since the mid-1980s, I’ve come to realize that every city in our region has treasures to be enjoyed. That is if you know where to look. Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo have always received favorable recognition for many reasons, and justifiably so. What many people don’t realize, is that Santa…

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Things To Do in Santa Maria – Keys 2 the coast.

By Donna / May 20, 2016 /

By Donna Polizzi After living on the California Coast since the mid-eighties, I’ve come to realize that every city in our region has treasures to be enjoyed. That is if…you know where to look. Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo have always received favorable recognition for many reasons and justifiably so. What many people don’t…

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