This is a nice airport for being as small as it is. The airport is never too crowded and it is very clean and modern. The best thing about the Santa Maria Airport is that there is no parking fee. This makes it very convenient because you can fly out of Santa Maria to LAX and catch a flight to pretty much anywhere in the world. Then, you don't have to worry about the parking. Another cool thing is that they offer daily flights to Las Vegas and Laughlin, so you can go to Vegas for the weekend without having to spend 60% of the time driving. The fares are very reasonable.