I moved here from Santa Barbara 7 0r 8 years ago and have never regretted it. If you are looking for pastoral with a little fun on the side, this place is for you. This is a valley surrounded by mountains with a river that runs through it into the ocean. We are "Central Coast CA". The summer temperature can... 更多
It is a very short trip from Santa Barbara, about an hour to drive into Santa Ynez Valley. On your way we recommend to stop at the Cold Spring Tavern in Stagecoach road ( just after you pass San Marcos Pass you have to get off the highway) . Nice restaurants and many wine tasting opportunities in Santa Ynez.
Tour the wineries, have a picnic at one of them. Hike in one of the many areas that have trails. A drive into LOMPOC to La Purisma Mission is great - lots of land and interesting history. Stay at a VRBO, it's worth looking into. Sundays at Cold Creek Tavern is a lot of fun. Mavericks has free music on... 更多
We LOVED the Santa Barbara area and the San Ynez Valley Wine Touring area. I suggest going on your own, by car, because you will want to stop and so many places along the way. The views are spectacular. We stopped in at Gainey Winery and it was top notch. We ended up getting a private tour of the winery... 更多