Category Archives: -Outdoor Recreation & Activities

Highline Adventures

Highline Adventures
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Address:
700 E HWY 246
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
805-452-2547
Hours:
Thursday-Sunday: 9am-6pm
Website:
www.highlineadventures.com
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Highline Adventures

Outdoor Recreation

We are a leading outdoor recreation company, Highline Adventures, that offers thrilling and memorable experiences in California’s Santa Ynez Valley.

With some of the biggests and fastest ziplines in the state, our zipline tour offers breathtaking views over the valley and our protea flower fields.

Our Adventure Park, featuring 80+ challenges at heights up to 60 feet above the ground, provides a fun and challenging way to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the oak grove.

Commitment to Safety

Our commitment to safety, innovation, and community is at the heart of everything we do, and we are dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for families, tourists, and groups. Whether you’re seeking a fun family adventure or an exciting group outing,

Adventure Awaits

Experience the Biggest and Fastest Ziplines in California!

Nestled in the scenic hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, Highline Adventures is the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Our venue offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning landscape and rich history of the Santa Ynez Valley, making it perfect for families and adventurers alike.

Enjoy a thrilling bird’s-eye view of the Santa Ynez Valley as you zip along over a mile and a half of cables. Our course features three ziplines that take you across picturesque hillsides and ridge lines, offering spectacular views. Our trained guides ensure a safe and educational experience for all.

Voyage Through the Trees

Test your courage and skills on our adventure park course. Designed to be both challenging and safe for all ages, the course features a double clip Via Ferrata style harness system. Climb ladders, cross rope bridges, and tackle various obstacles as you navigate through the treetops.

Discover Timeless Species

Expand your botanical knowledge with our Protea Flower Tour. Learn about these ancient flowers, their history, and ecological significance, along with the history and growth of the area. This educational tour will enrich your understanding of the Santa Ynez Valley’s natural wonders.

Stay Local, Play Local

We are passionate about our vibrant community and strive to educate visitors on the history, environment, and culture of the Santa Ynez Valley. Through a series of adventures and outdoor activities, we aim to deepen your appreciation of this extraordinary region.

Get Here

700 East HWY 246, Buellton, CA 93427
Located in the western hills of Buellton, CA, follow CA-246 E/E Hwy 246 E. Take exit 140A for CA-246 toward Lompoc/Solvang, and continue for 1 mile until you see our sign on a dirt road. Turn right and follow the road for 1/2 mile to reach us!

Highline Adventures Buellton

700 E HWY 246
Buellton, CA 93427

805-556-4049

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Las Cumbres Ranch

Las Cumbres Ranch
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Address:
1450 CA Highway 135
Santa Maria CA 93455
Phone:
805-790-0078
Hours:
By appointment and during events.
Website:
lascumbresranch.com
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Holistically Managed Regenerative Cattle Ranch

Los Cumbres Ranch

Las Cumbres Ranch is a holistically managed regenerative cattle ranch
on the Central Coast near Los Alamos California.

We breed pedigree Bonsmara cattle which are highly adaptable and can
thrive in dry, brittle environments while producing exceptional quality
beef. Our environmentally appropriate cattle build soil fertility, restore
biodiversity, help mitigate fire and sequester carbon.

Las Cumbres Ranch hosts tours and events for visitors of all ages so
they can learn about the benefits of regenerative ranching.

Nestled in the hills above Los Alamos, the ranch features a
beautiful modern event barn as well as a variety of outdoor spaces
offering expansive vistas. The ranch is available for corporate and
private events.

Come meet the animals, enjoy time in nature, and visit our farm store
featuring unique curated gifts and ranch products.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on events and tours.

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Sta. Rita Hills Lavender Farm

Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm
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Address:
1900 Tularosa Rd.
Lompoc, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 395-6568
Hours:
Peak Season (July-September)
Wednesday - Monday: 10:00 am- 4:00pm

Off Season ( After Labor Day - June)
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Any Other Times By Appointment Only
Website:
www.goldenstateapothecary.com
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Sta. Rita Hills Lavender Farm

~ Lavender & Cut Flowers

Sta. Rita Hills Lavender Farm, boutique lavendar family farm located in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills of California.

santa-rita-hills-lavander-farmThe Sta.Rita Hills Lavender Farm first opened to the public July 4th 2022, this mother and son team uses Permaculture/ Regenerative practices to cultivate Lavender and Seasonal Specialty Cut Flowers. The Lavender is then either sold as bundles or distilled into Lavender Essential Oil to be used in all of the Bath and Body products carried in the farm stand and online.

Sta.Rita Hills Lavender Farm also grows lavender for Culinary purposes, selling Lavender culinary goods along with other farm grown foods such as Pomegranates and Farm Fresh Eggs.

Consultations Available

Open Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm or By Appointment

Closed Tuesdays For Farm Maintenance

Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm
1900 Tularosa Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

Tel: 805-395-6568

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Olive and Lavender Farms

Olive and Lavender Farms
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Address:
2450 Alamo Pintado Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 588-5693
Hours:
Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 - 4:00 pm
Website:
www.oliveandlavenderfarms.com
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Olive and Lavender Farms

Olive and Lavender farms is a beautiful & charming property boasting over 100 imported olive trees along the famous Stagecoach stop at Lansing’s Crossing. The site was a once a blacksmith shop for the stagecoaches and has a rich history, including a physical piece of a history – a 100 year old stone wall.

Taste Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars

When you visit the farm you can expect to taste and experience our estate grown and locally sourced olive oils and balsamic vinegars, explore the property, and shop from our consciously curated gift store. Items you can find include honeys + salts, locally inspired gifts, kitchenware, books and more!

When exploring the property you can walk through our greenhouse and garden, play some corn hole, sit under a giant oak tree in an adirondack chair, or perch yourself on our porch swing.

We look forward to having you on the farm!

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Olive Oil + Vinegar Tasting, Property Tour, Gift Shop, Discovery Path

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Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures formerly KAP Land & Cattle

Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures formerly KAP Land & Cattle
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Address:
6300 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 325-3658
Hours:
Monday - Sunday 8:30AM – 7:30PM
Website:
www.fessparker.com/horseback-rides
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Kap Land & Cattle Horseback Riding

NOW Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures

A one of a kind horseback experience, KAP Land & Cattle offers horseback rides through the historic Fess Parker Ranch and Vineyards for almost all ages. Fully customizable offering such options as real cowboy experiences, gourmet picnic lunches, wine tasting and more!

All Level Experiences

Catering to all levels of riders from first timers to experienced. Call or email us today to book your next horseback adventure!

To book, call (805) 325-3658

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Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden
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Address:
151 Sycamore Drive
Buellton, CA 93427
Website:
www.santaynezvalleybotanicgarden.com
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Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

Beauty and Serenity

Buellton

The botanic garden is dedicated to bringing beauty, serenity and the joys of the physical environment to the community in which we live in ways that encourage appreciation and educations in the arts, a deeper understanding of the order of the natural world and the significance of nature in our lives.

Explore Natural Environment

The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is dedicated to encouraging children to explore, adults to learn, and individuals of all ages to discover the beauty, serenity and joy of our diverse natural environment and its significance in our lives.

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Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards

Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards
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Address:
1500 Alamo Pintado Road,
Solvang CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-3032
Hours:
Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
www.buttonwoodwinery.com
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Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards

Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards, nestled in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, represents a harmonious blend of nature and viticulture.

Founded in 1983, our 43-acre vineyard has flourished on a sun-kissed mesa, creating a haven for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Here, the countryside’s rustic charm is paired with the elegance of our wines.

Our farm goes beyond grapevines. It’s a hub for agritourism, offering visitors a chance to explore an array of farm-fresh produce, including olives, peonies, pomegranates, herbs, and our renowned peaches.

At Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards, we believe in the power of connection – to the land, our community, and the simple joys of sharing a bottle of wine with friends and family. Our tasting room, surrounded by the natural beauty of our farm, offers a unique and bucolic setting for savoring our diverse selection of wines.

On Saturdays and Sundays, guests can enjoy a carefully curated food menu, thoughtfully paired with our wines and offering a true farm-to-table feel.

Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards is also an idyllic setting for weddings and special events. Our picturesque landscape, combined with the rustic charm of our facilities, provides a perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments. Whether it’s a romantic wedding, a family reunion, or a corporate retreat, our space is adaptable to various events, making every occasion special.

We invite you to Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards, a place to connect with nature, savor fine wine, and create lasting memories with friends and family.

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Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours
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Address:
473 Atterdag Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 699-6719
Hours:
Saturdays: 11 am - 4 pm
Website:
www.EatThisShootThat.com
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Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Spend an afternoon on a walking tour savoring delicious food or sipping fine wines of Santa Barbara or Solvang while learning food and travel photo tips from a pro guide/local foodie.

Our tours are the perfect way to discover the culinary landscape of the area while learning about the town’s local culture and history. Along the way, we will show you where all the best food and drinks are as well as teach you a few smartphone photo tips that are sure to up your Instagram game!

At the end of your tour you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!

We always offer private tours for anyone who inquires. We can cater to families, bachelorette or bridal parties, etc. and customize our tours to fit the needs of the groups as well.

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Food tour tickets includes all food and beverage tastings.

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Folded Hills – Winery – Farmstead – Ranch

Folded Hills - Winery - Farmstead - Ranch
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Address:
2323 Old Coast HWY
Gaviota, CA 93117
Phone:
(805) 694-8086
Hours:
Wine Tasting:
11am-5pm daily

Farmstead:
11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Website:
foldedhills.com/
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Folded Hills estate tasting room at the Homestead welcomes guests to try wines nestled among organic vineyards and row crops. Located just 40 minutes from Santa Barbara and right off the 101 freeway, the flagship tasting room is the closest vineyard to the ocean and the first tasting room on the way to wine country. Just across the street is the Folded Hills Farmstead where guests can feed and pet baby farm animals. A second tasting room, located in Montecito’s lower village, welcomes guests who want a taste of ranch country in an urban seaside setting.

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Tucked away between the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley lies our 600 acre estate, Folded Hills. Folded Hills is built on our desire to preserve this agriculturally rich land while sharing our family’s story and lifestyle through the wine and food that we cultivate.

Folded Hills is a fully-functioning organic farm and vineyard built with the mission to share our healthy and active way of life. Contact Folded Hills to set up a private tour of the ranch and wine tasting. We also invite you to visit the Folded Hills Farmstead and pick your own organic estate grown berries or produce. Feed friendly Kune Kune pigs, take Clydesdale selfies and snuggle miniature donkeys and goats.

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Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard
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Address:
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 325-8092
Hours:
By reservation only
Website:
www.ArtSpotOnWheels.com
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Painting in the Vineyard

Discover your inner artist at a Painting in the Vineyard event! We invite you to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush and join us for a fun and relaxing outdoor experience. Bring your friends and family and capture the scenery on canvas. Our local vineyards provide a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you.

Painting in the vineyardNo painting experience necessary–a trained, local artist will walk you through the entire two-hour painting process step-by-step, and you’ll take home a landscape painting of your own to commemorate your trip to wine country.

Consider a private painting event to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, girls trips, family reunions, corporate team-building events and more.

Visit www.artspotonwheels.com to see our full array of Painting in the Vineyard classes. Or call 805.325.8092 to inquire about private events.

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Along with Painting in the Vineyard events that are already scheduled on our calendar, we host private events at local vineyards as well as your location.

Private Painting in the Vineyard
Private Events at your location--including bachelorette, bridal showers, family reunions, birthdays etc
Team Building Events
Birthday Parties
Weekend Workshops

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PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
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Address:
420 2nd Street
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
Box Office: (805) 922-8313
Hours:
Santa Maria Box Office:
Wednesday-Sunday: 12:30-7pm
Tuesday: 3-7pm on show days

Solvang Box Office:
Wednesday-Sunday: 3-7pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 4-8pm on show days
Website:
www.pcpa.org
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PCPA – Performing Arts Theatre Company

For more than 50 years, PCPA – Performing Arts Theatre Company – has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals.

Beginning in the fall of 1964, the first summer season played in 1965. Founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company.

Allan Hancock College

Following the insightful impulse of Allan Hancock College President Walter Conrad, “Because we are geographically isolated from population centers where artistic experiences are readily available to our students and our college patrons, we have an obligation to develop such experiences on this campus.”

The first company consisted of twenty-one actors, calling themselves the Platform Players. They converted an old barracks building into the Interim Theatre with seating for 100. The first production was A Man for All Seasons and enthusiastic standing-room only audiences packed all 10 performances.

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Nojoqui Falls Park

Nojoqui Falls Park
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Address:
Nojoqui Falls Park
3250 Alisal Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone:
(805) 568-2460
Hours:
8:00 AM to Sunset
Website:
www.countyofsb.org/parks/day-use/nojoqui-falls.sbc
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Nojoqui Falls Park in Solvang

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Nojoqui Falls Park in Solvang is able to accommodate large groups, Nojoqui has become a favorite site for company and family outings. Its location is convenient, yet far enough from civilization to be refreshing.

Walking the short trail to gaze at the falls makes what is already a stimulating setting even more memorable.

Park Features:

Ball Fields, BBQ Grills, Benches or Picnic Tables, Group Picnic Areas, Hiking Trails, Playground, Restrooms.

History of Nojoqui Falls Park

In 1944, the initial 58 acres of Nojoqui Falls Park were donated by the Petan Company. The westerly 27 acres were purchased in 1968.

Hours:

8:00 AM to Sunset

Location:

Nojoqui Falls is 1 &1/2 miles east of Highway 101 near Gaviota Pass. From Highway 101, take the Old Coast Road to Alisal Road; from Solvang, follow Alisal Road south to the park.

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Ball Fields, BBQ Grills, Benches or Picnic Tables, Group Picnic Areas, Hiking Trails, Playground, Restrooms.

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Grass Mountain Trail

Grass Mountain
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Address:
5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Grass Mountain Trail

Grass Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near the towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Depending on the season, the trail may feature beautiful wildflowers which adds to its popularity. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rated as difficult; dogs on leash are also able to use this trail.

Starting off easy, this trail steadily increases in difficulty until the final mile directly up the side of the mountain to the peak. It is not the highest mountain in the area but has commanding views over most the surrounding area.

Midland School Trails

The Grass Mountain hiking trail is part of The Midland School trails, a private trail system opened to the public through the generosity of the school. Hikers must fill out a permit and parking pass at the trail head, where permit boxes are located.

Finding the Trailhead: Shortly after passing what was formerly Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, as you ascend Figueroa Mountain Road, you will cross over a cattle guard. Parking should be available on the right. Cross the street and find the trailhead where the permit box is located.

Note: The Midland School Trails are subject to closures. Visit www.midland-school.org to learn more. See this map for more information regarding the Midland Trails and for further contact information: https://sbtrails.org/maps/midland/Midland-Trail-Map-2016.pdf.

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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Sailing Center
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Address:
133 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, California
93109
Phone:
(805) 962-2826
Hours:
Summer: 9 am-6pm
Winter: 9am-5pm
Website:
www.sbsail.com
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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Ready to cast-off? Santa Barbara Sailing Center is a whole community on and off the water and Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter, and bareboat event center.

Channel Islands National Park

Learn to sail, charter a sailboat, rent a variety of small sailboats, or escape on an award-winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing Vacation to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park.

Cruise, Kayak, Sail

Choose from a wide variety of public cruises and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views. Workout or just float around with kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals.

Since 1967, the crew has been sharing the sailing lifestyle with guests at all levels of experience.

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Feel the wind. Explore new places. Raise your spirits.

Ready to cast-off? Santa Barbara Sailing Center is a whole community on and off the water, and Santa Barbara’s only all-ages concierge-level rental, charter and bareboat event center. Learn to sail, charter a sailboat and rent a variety of small sailboats.

Choose from a wide variety of public cruises and see oceans of marine life and spectacular coastline views. And workout or just float around with kayak rentals and stand-up paddle board rentals.

Since 1967, the crew has been sharing the sailing love and lifestyle with guests of all levels of experience.

Santa Barbara Sailing Center Location

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours
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Address:
1693 Mission Drive
Unit A102
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
805.686.9490
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:00pm
Website:
www.winecountrycycling.com
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Santa Barbara Wine Country

Cycling Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is the Central Coast’s premiere cycling operator. We began guiding cycling vacations in 2005 and Corey Evans the owner says, “We offer the personal touches and the first class service tha ed locally.

The Farm to Table experience has been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades and Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours has made it their passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience. Our epicurean picnic lunches are sourced locally, prepared fresh and served in picturesque vineyards. Wine, chocolate, olive oil and beer tasting are also available as are the many spa treatments and massages offered locally.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is the Central Coast’s premiere cycling operator. We began guiding cycling vacations in 2005 and Corey Evans the owner says, “We offer the personal touches and the first class service that you would expect on a European cycling excursion.” Join us on our day tours or one of our signature destination cycling vacations.

With over 13 years of experience, we are able to customize any of our tours to the riders’ abilities and interests. Our local day tours launch from our storefront in Solvang into the wine country along world-renowned cycling routes. Both daily & multi-day cycling tours are available for everyone from the novice to seasoned bike tourist.

The Farm to Table experience has been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley for decades and SB Wine Country Cycling Tours has made it their passion to combine great cycling with a delightful culinary experience. Our epicurean picnic lunches are sourced locally and served in a picturesque vineyard.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours Location

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides
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Address:
River View Park
151 Sycamore Drive
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
805-693-4600
Hours:
Sept 1 to April 30: Monday-Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm
May 1 to Aug 31: Monday-Sunday 9 am to 6:30 pm
Website:
SYVHorsebackRides.com
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Santa Ynez Valley

~ Horseback Rides

Enjoy an enchanting Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides along The Santa Ynez River. Go back in time to Old California on a quiet, unspoiled ride through nature. Perfect for families, couples and horse lovers of all ages.

All bookings receive the Wine Country Fun Pass with free wine tastings, deals and discounts at over 10 valley locations. Riders depart our cozy stable nestled along the tranquil Santa Rita Hills canyon, cross the river, all the while encountering abundant wildlife (eagles, deer, beavers). Rides offered daily year-around.

Santa-Ynez-Valley-Horseback-RidersNo riding experience necessary. Kids age 8 and over can join the trail ride if they have some previous riding experience. All kids 8-13 will get their own mount and be attached by lead line to their own guide. The Magical Pony Encounter Kids age 2 to 12 love our one-hour Pony Encounter which is a safe and fun way to learn about horses, with the option of a guided pony ride along the river trail.

Unicorn available on request! Great for parties, families and groups.

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides

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Multiple local hotels now offer discounts to guests staying locally, including guests at Flying Flags RV Resort, SYV Marriott, Sideways Inn, Vinland Hotel, Hotel Corque and The Ladsby. If you are not offered a discount code, please contact our office and we'll happily hook you up!
All rides by appointment only.
Daily 60 and 90-minute Trail Rides along and across the rustic Santa Ynez River.
Daily Pony Encounters for kids age 2 and up. Includes grooming, leading and riding.
Coming soon: Kids Crafts Station, Miniature Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Adult Afternoon Horse Hangout, Riding Lessons for Children and Adults

Now located in Buellton's beautiful River View Park, centrally positioned off Hwy 101 and 246, just minutes from the best wine tasting in the region.

Multiple local hotels now offer discounts to guests staying locally, including guests at Flying Flags RV Resort, SYV Marriott, Sideways Inn, Vinland Hotel, Hotel Corque and The Ladsby. If you are not offered a discount code, please contact our office and we'll happily hook you up!

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides Location

Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V Ranch Camp
Address:
2550-4747 Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone:
(323) 224-6213
Website:
www.circlevranchcamp.org/
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Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest. Surrounded by mature oak trees and the ranch has miles of hiking trails.  Located just 18 miles from beautiful Santa Barbara. The  Camp embraces youth-centered programming. The camp’s commitment is to the growth and development of children through positive, meaningful and rewarding activities.

Circle V Ranch is ideal for nonprofit groups, retreats and meetings. Specifically, equipped with 14 air-conditioned/heated cabins for up to 150 guests from September-May. Traditional camp happens June-August. Accordingly, the Camp also includes a heated swimming pool, miniature golf and a full-service kitchen/dining lodge with available catering.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council

circle-v-ranch-campEspecially, founded by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles in 1945  in the Big Pines area of the Los Angeles National Forest. From 1954-1990, the Society leased several different locations for its summer camp program around Southern California.

In 1990, the Society purchased Circle V Ranch (previously owned by the Boy Scouts) on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. The Camp is located just 20 minutes from Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley

The primary goal of the Circle V Ranch summer program is to develop a strong spiritual, physical, mental, and social character. Basically, these youth work through a variety of activities and encounters with positive role models. Circle V Ranch Camp provides innovative and enriching outdoor experiences. Unquestionably, these build self-esteem, expand knowledge and appreciation of others, nature and God.

https://www.circlevranchcamp.org/

2550 HWY 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm

Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm
Address:
5425 Campbell Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone:
(310) 892-6517
Hours:
By request
Website:
www.hiddencanyonranch.com
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We are a 40+ acre ranch nestled in the rolling Santa Rita Hills of Lompoc. The ranch offers lots of privacy as well as a 2 acre mature vineyard and a small flock of sheep that roams the hills. It is perfect for a photo shoot or film location as many backdrops have no other structures in sight – just the beauty of nature! We also have many props such as atvs, an old ford tractor, farm animals and more. Head over to the website to get a look. www.hiddencanyonranch.com

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Pasture raised lamb for sale.

Film and photo location.

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang
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Address:
482 Alisal Rd
Solvang, Ca 93464
Phone:
(805) 603-5620
Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Website:
www.urbanadventurequest.com
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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

– Solvang

Turn Solvang into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two/three hour city adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Your adventure takes you to see the great windmills, towers and bakeries as well as historic and cultural sights of this Danish town while you solve puzzles and challenges associated with the places you see. You will also visit the famous Mission grounds on your Quest and explore the history while having fun.

Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.

Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: SOLVANGFUN. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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Save 20% with Promo: SOLVANGFUN. Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people.
- Flexible Start & end time with no advance booking time required
- One price for your entire team of 2-5 people
- Dog friendly
- Wheel Chair accessible
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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang Location

Alisal Ranch

Alisal Ranch
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Address:
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(844) 288-0125
Website:
alisal.com/
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Alisal Ranch

Guest Ranch & Resort

There are few places in the world where time seems reluctant to move forward. The Alisal is nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The renowned Santa Barbara wine region with over 200 wineries within 12 miles, and more than 20 wine tasting rooms within five miles is one such rare retreat.

American West

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Hidden in the oak studded hills of California in Santa Barbara County, the  Santa Ynez Valley—just 32 miles from the Pacific Ocean sits the legendary Alisal resort. Meandering over 10,500 sweeping acres, this family-owned property embraces the spirit of the American West. Where the ranch honors its rich heritage, providing authentic western experiences and luxury ranch living suited for today’s most savvy travelers.

Since 1946, the Alisal guest ranch & resort, has been a hideaway for generations of families, couples and groups.

The Romance of the “Old West”

Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty.

Wedding & Events Venue

The Alisal is a dude ranch, with a mountain lake for fishing and boating, two golf courses, a spa, horseback riding, hay rides, and wedding & events venue in Solvang, CA near Los Alamos, California.

Alisal Ranch

1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
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Lake Cachuma Recreation Area

Cachuma Lake
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Address:
1 Lakeview Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone:
(805) 568-2460
Hours:
Open every day
Day-Use hours are from 6:00AM to Sunset
Office hours are from 7:00AM to 3:30PM
Gate is staffed from 7:00AM to 5:00PM and staffed later on Fridays during the summer.
Website:
countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma.sbc
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Lake Cachuma

Recreation Area

Cachuma Lake, set in the wilderness of the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies beautiful Lake Cachuma Recreation Area. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and great fishing conditions make camping here during winter months exceptionally enjoyable.

The County entered into a long-term lease with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation in 1953 to manage the 9,000 acre Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Cachuma Lake was formed by the construction of Bradbury Dam in that same year.

Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between the beaches and bustle of Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang. At any age… in any season… you’ll find that the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers a fun and relaxing getaway.

From the South: Take Highway 101 north to Santa Barbara. Take the “Cachuma Lake/Highway 154” exit and follow the signs.

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You'll find a fully stocked general store, gas station, coin-operated laundromat, and hot showers. Great care has been taken to make our facilities accessible to everyone. Children's playgrounds, lake cruises, the nature center, fishing piers, and hiking trails await you and your family. The Marina is open year-round and sells bait and tackle, fuel and fishing licenses with a full rental fleet to get you out on the water.
Dogs are Welcome! The money collected from the dog fee program has paid for and will continue to upkeep a dog park for you to take advantage of when you come to stay with us! Please be sure to read the signs before you enter and remember all other rules still apply. Dogs are required to be on a leash of 6 ft. or less anywhere else in the Park. We ask all dog handlers to bring a current copy of proof of rabies vaccination. Don't forget dogs are allowed in boats, as long as they have no contact with the water at any time. There is a fee per day per dog.

Cachuma Lake Location

Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA

Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA
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Address:
900 N. Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 686-2037
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 5:30am-9pm
Saturday: 7:30am-5pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm

Our pool closes 10-minutes prior to the facility closure time.

Holiday Hours and Closures:

Open Christmas Eve 5:30am-12pm
Open New Years Eve 5:30am-12pm
Closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Christmas.
Website:
www.ciymca.org/stuartgildred
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JOIN OUR CAUSE

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward.

GET INVOLVED

As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.

When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being, or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.

JOIN THE   Y

Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive.

Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA
900 N. Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

(805) 686-2037

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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding
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Address:
2178 Mora Ave.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 944-0493
Hours:
Monday-Sunday ride time hours 9:00-5:00
Website:
www.vinovaqueros.com
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Horseback Riding

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Vino Vaqueros offers private, guided horseback riding tours through Estelle Ranch and Vineyards in Santa Ynez. This rolling hill ranch ride offers mountain, valley, and vineyard views to create the perfect opportunity to take in the wine country. Kids 8 and up welcome! After the ride, partake in an optional and complementary wine tasting and a full glass of your favorite!

All rides by reservation only-no walk ins please. Call or Book Online. Happy trails! (805) 944-0493

Guided Trail Ride

Experience a private, guided trail ride through the countryside and grapevines of Round Up Valley Ranch and Estelle Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California. The rolling foothills in Santa Barbara County Wine Country set the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

After your ride, stay for a complementary taste of two varietals from Estelle Vineyards grapes and a full glass of your favorite. Bring snacks to enjoy with your wine in our outdoor picnic area.

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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding Location