Los Alamos

Take a trip to the place locals have dubbed “Little LA” for a big taste of the foodie movement in Santa Barbara County, and a fun hunt for rare antiques.

It won’t take you long to get the lay of the land on the seven-block street, but the hunt in antique stores will fill up the better part of a day. Start off at The Gentleman Farmer where you’ll find curated pieces perfect for collectors. Then head over to the Depot Mall, located inside the town’s old train depot station, where the real hunt begins. Wander rows upon rows of the patchwork antique mall and discover hidden treasures from years past.

Break for lunch, or some afternoon wine and beer tasting. Savor farm-fresh dishes and handcrafted picnic lunches that are perfect for packing up and taking to the town park. Ferrini Park is the ideal picnic location for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts alike, as the expansive park also has volleyball courts.

If you’re wondering which days are best to visit this quaint town, stick to the weekends, as about half of the venues are closed early mid-week. If you’re looking to max out the activities, be sure to check out the Los Alamos Third Saturday Stroll every month, which features themed special events that will help you make the most of your weekend plans.

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