Beyond the South Coast

Beyond the South Coast, take a drive or train ride to the quaint towns in the Santa Ynez Valley, just north of Santa Barbara, where you’ll find incredible outdoor adventures, unique seasonal activities, local mom-and-pop stores and restaurants, and wine tasting in vineyards as far as the eye can see.

The culinary movement is alive and well in Santa Barbara County. Discover the burgeoning restaurant scene in Los Alamos, wine taste in Los Olivos, and sip brews in Buellton. You’ll eat, drink and be very merry at over 200 different wine tasting rooms, dozens of breweries and countless eateries.

Shop through Solvang, the historic Danish village that lies 35 miles north of Santa Barbara, for unique treasures in more than 150 one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries and antique centers. Stroll the flower-lined streets or hop on a horse-drawn trolley for a ride around town.

Open-air adventure awaits you by way of hot air ballooning, backcountry horseback rides through the vineyards and camping in the great outdoors. So, bring your sense of adventure and a big appetite for some of the freshest food, wine and fun the Valley has to offer.

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