Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation & Activities

KAP Land & Cattle

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:
kaplandandcattle.business.site/
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Horseback Riding

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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Beauty and Serenity in Botanic Garden

The Santa Ynez Valley 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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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.

Folded Hills - Winery - Farmstead - Ranch Location

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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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.

No 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

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard Location

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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For 54 years, PCPA has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. From its beginnings in the fall of 1964 and first summer season in 1965, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company in Santa Maria. And, in 1974 the community of Solvang built the Solvang Festival Theater to enable PCPA’s professional productions to be performed under the stars all summer. The 2018 summer season includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Mamma Mia! and Arcadia.

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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 Parks is located just off Highway 101 north of the Gaviota Tunnel between Santa Barbara and Buellton. In addition to picnic tables and playing fields, the park offers a short hike to an eighty-foot waterfall. This two-thirds of a mile round trip trail ascends 175 feet up a shaded canyon to the enchanting Nojoqui Falls.

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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 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.

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 availab

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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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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, rent a variety of small sailboats, or escape on an award-winning Liveaboard Instructional Sailing Vacation to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park.
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 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. We lead multi-day wine country & coastal bike tours as complete vacation packages that extend throughout and beyond California’s central coast.

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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Enjoy an enchanting Horseback Ride 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. No 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.

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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 is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails located 18 miles from beautiful Santa Barbara. Circle V Ranch Camp embraces youth-centered programming and is committed to the growth and development of children through positive,
meaningful and rewarding activities.

Circle V Ranch Camp is ideal for nonprofit groups, retreats and meetings. It is equipped with 14 air-conditioned/heated cabins for up to 150 guests from September-May (June-August is reserved for traditional camp), a heated swimming pool, miniature golf and a full-service kitchen/dining lodge with available catering.

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Hidden Canyon Ranch and Farm

Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm
Address:
5425 Campbell Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone:
(310) 892-6517
Hours:
Tours every Saturday 10 am
Farm Stand open every Saturday 9 to 6
Website:
www.hiddencanyonranch.com
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We are a 40+ acre ranch nestled in the rolling Santa Rita Hills of Lompoc. We farm according to regenerative principles, which we love to share with our visitors. We have tours every Saturday showcasing our many animals & farming techniques. We also host other events regularly such as our farm to table winemaker dinners, yoga under the oaks, and cooking & gardening classes.

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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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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.

This is a Covid-friendly outdoor adventure with no tour guide to meet or teams added to your group.
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
- See over 2,000 reviews on TrustPilot under Urban Adventure Quest. (Average 4.5 rating our of 5)

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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
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Address:
1054 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(844) 288-0125
Website:
alisal.com/
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There are few places in the world where time seems reluctant to move forward. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the renowned Santa Barbara County wine country, is one such rare retreat. The Alisal has been a hideaway for generations of families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty.

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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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Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions make camping here during winter months exceptionally rewarding.

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. Drive app

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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.

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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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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

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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