The great outdoors lives up to its name in the Santa Ynez Valley. An abundance of sun-drenched days and mild temps year round make it a breeze go get outside and have fun. Enjoy everything from boating and golfing to hiking, horseback riding and cycling, all within the stunning backdrop of sage-green and golden oak-studded foothills of the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges. There’s plenty of room to run, jump, play and experience family fun all around the area. Pedal powered action is a top pick: cruise around by cycles available for rental daily.