Adventurous Friend – Buellton

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THE ADVENTUROUS FRIEND

Road trip to Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground and sister lodging property, Sideways Inn, for wine country excursions of all sorts. Prized Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the ruling varietals in the Buellton-adjacent Sta. Rita Hills AVA, and 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, two of the California Central Coast’s bigbrew houses: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. and Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks facility. Spirits-seekers sip at DorWood Distillery, and souped-up eats with a side of history reside 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”, a 1920s-era, landmark garage. Plan your adventure-fueled escape.