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What are the major attractions in Santa Maria?

If your trip to Santa Maria is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.

Stop by Natural History Museum. It's one sight you'll usually find on many travelers' to-do lists. Santa Maria Valley Historical Society and Simas Park are also close by and worth a pit stop.

What are the best road trip destinations near Santa Maria?

Explore Santa Maria for its exceptional style and character. With that said, you also have iconic landmarks just down the road! Presidio Santa Barbara is worth a day trip. It's located in Santa Barbara, 56 miles away.

Where are the best beaches near Santa Maria?

There's nothing quite as pleasant as being by the sea at twilight. Take a relaxing drive to Pismo State Beach and get a glimpse of the sun's rays dancing over the water before it sinks into the horizon. You'll find this gorgeous beach 16 miles from Santa Maria.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Santa Maria?

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What kind of rental car should I get for Santa Maria?

Whether you're hitting the road solo or with a few friends, CarRentals.com can help you find the best ride for your adventure in Santa Maria. An economy car is a fantastic option if you'll be spending a lot of your time in the city. Economical and fuel-efficient, these cars will take you from A to B quickly and comfortably. If you feel like standing out from the crowd, have a look at our special category. You're certain to find something that'll attract a bit of attention! Got the young ones in tow? A roomy full-size SUV should suit all your needs.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Santa Maria?

For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is absolutely within your grasp! Picture yourself cruising around town in a fancy sports car, even if it's only for a short while. Or maybe all you want is a reliable set of wheels to get you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit you in Santa Maria.

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