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Located in the south of Santa Maria, Orcutt is a quaint town that feels like a very tight-knit, welcoming community. During my recent trip to the Central Coast of California, I chose to stay in Orcutt, since I wanted to get a real feel for what it's like for locals to live in the Santa Maria Valley, and this area feels much more local than touristy. To book my Orcutt hotel, I simply pulled up the HotelTonight website on my computer. Within minutes, I had browsed a number of great hotels in the Santa Maria Valley, and then I booked one that I really liked with just a few clicks on my keyboard. Ever since I discovered HotelTonight, taking last-minute trips has never been easier. HotelTonight makes it simple to find great hotel deals at a moment's notice, which has significantly changed the way I travel – and for the better.

The Parks

Given the fact that Santa Maria – as well as the entire Central Coast of California – boasts beautiful weather year-round, it's no surprise that locals love to enjoy the public outdoor spaces. Orcutt offers many great parks, such as Waller Park, Pioneer Park and Orcutt Community Park. These public parks provide excellent spaces for picnics, walking and biking trails, and playgrounds, so you'll find plenty of locals taking advantage of their favorite parks. I squeezed in my morning runs at various parks during my time in Orcutt and Santa Maria, and I have to admit that the locals are lucky to have such exceptional public green spaces.

The Wine

The Central Coast is arguably best known for its wine scene. There are hundreds of wineries and tasting rooms located all over the Central Coast of California, so naturally it's a popular destination for wine tasting trips. I knew I couldn't travel all the way to Santa Maria without tasting a few wines, so I ventured out into wine country to see what the hype was all about. After just three tasting rooms, I had officially found a new favorite wine region.

The Food

The Santa Maria Valley is famous for its wine, but it also has a great reputation for food. Since the area is a major agricultural region, there is no shortage of fresh produce and meat. You may not know this, but the Central Coast is particularly famous for its barbecue, so I made sure to order some tri-tip during my stay – and I can definitely say it was some of the best barbecue I've ever had.

HotelTonight – Book Your Santa Maria Hotel in Orcutt

There is so much to do, see and taste in California's Central Coast that it's impossible to do it all in one trip. However, I do think I got a really great feel for the culture and lifestyle of the Central Coast during my short stay, and that's because I had the perfect home base for all of my adventures – and it's all thanks to HotelTonight. I was able to find a great hotel in the Santa Maria Valley thanks to HotelTonight, and that certainly enhanced the experience of my entire weekend trip.