Adventurous Friend – Buellton



On a road trip to Buellton, California, Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground and its sister lodging property, Sideways Inn, are fun for wine country excursions of all sorts.

You will want to try the prized Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the ruling varietals in the Buellton-adjacent Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Wine production centers like those on Industrial Way, turn out some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s most sought-after wines.

Intermixed with the wineries, find two of the California Central Coast’s big brew houses: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. and Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks facilities.

Spirits-seekers sip at DorWood Distillery, and discover souped-up eats with a side of history at the iconic Peas Soup Andersen’s.

Roadside attractions include appointment-only Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana, and the famous feathered-friends at OstrichLand USA. Vineyard horseback rides or day hikes in the area lead to “BBQ steak” dinners at Hitching Post II, or international tastes à la wood-fired, chef-driven menu items at Industrial Eats.

A quick motorcycle (or car) ride up “the 101”, brings lunch or dinner at Cisko Kid Los Alamos, where gourmet tacos in hand-pressed tortillas are served out of “The Station -The Maker’s Son“, a 1920s-era, landmark garage. Plan your adventure-fueled escape.