Santa Ynez Valley Blog


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Local stories, experiences, news, and more about Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang, small towns located in the beautiful Santa Barbara country wine country. Read it all in the official Santa Ynez Valley blog.


Midweek Vacation to the Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Weeks and the Midweek Membership Club ~ The wine country gem of California’s Central Coast invites … Continue reading Midweek Vacation to the Santa Ynez Valley

How to Enjoy Aprés-Ski Festivities in the Santa Ynez Valley, California

No Snow, No Problem: How to Enjoy Aprés-Ski Festivities in the Santa Ynez Valley, California No Snow No Problem: How … Continue reading How to Enjoy Aprés-Ski Festivities in the Santa Ynez Valley, California

Spring Break in the Santa Ynez Valley

Perfect Spring Break Vacation Ideas – Depending on who you follow, Spring Break this year happens in in California and … Continue reading Spring Break in the Santa Ynez Valley

Top Ten Things to Do in the Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley   ~ The Santa Ynez Valley lies just two hours northwest of Los Angeles, and a … Continue reading Top Ten Things to Do in the Santa Ynez Valley

Scenic Drives to the Santa Ynez Valley

California Road Trips - When taking a scenic road trip drive to the Santa Ynez Valley from Southern California you … Continue reading Scenic Drives to the Santa Ynez Valley

Nightlife: Santa Barbara Wine Country Heats Up

I Love the Santa Ynez Valley Nightlife - Nightlife in Santa Barbara Wine Country Whether we’re your vacation or wedding … Continue reading Nightlife: Santa Barbara Wine Country Heats Up

Santa Ynez Valley Cocktail Trail

Discover Artfully Crafted Cocktails – On the Santa Ynez Valley Cocktail Trail –  We might be best known as wine … Continue reading Santa Ynez Valley Cocktail Trail

May – Mother’s Day and
Memorial Day in the Santa Ynez Valley

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! Sunday, May 12, 2024 May Activities In Santa Ynez Valley –  There are so many reasons to … Continue reading May – Mother’s Day and
Memorial Day in the Santa Ynez Valley

Experience the Great Outdoors – Santa Ynez Valley

Hikes in Santa Ynez Valley – Things to Do – California’s Central Coast – We’re all looking for a way … Continue reading Experience the Great Outdoors – Santa Ynez Valley

Cycling in the Santa Ynez Valley

Bicycle Friendly - Cycling is a serious business here at The Santa Ynez Valley. The variety of terrains in the … Continue reading Cycling in the Santa Ynez Valley

Noteworthy: World’s Must-Visit Travel Destinations

Best Travel Destinations The Santa Ynez Valley  - There’s a feeling you get in the Santa Ynez Valley — call … Continue reading Noteworthy: World’s Must-Visit Travel Destinations

Women in Wine

Nine Winemakers to Know -  In the Santa Ynez Valley - Written and photographed by Heather Daenitz of Craft & … Continue reading Women in Wine

Movies Filmed In The Santa Ynez Valley

Hollywood in Santa Ynez Valley – Movies Filmed In The Santa Ynez Valley. Hollywood knows that our six towns of … Continue reading Movies Filmed In The Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara County Sparkling Wine Map

Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Barbara Wine Country, Known for Excellent Wines – This region is one of the world’s … Continue reading Santa Barbara County Sparkling Wine Map

Summer Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Summer Fun  in the Santa Ynez Valley  Vacation Time Wow, it seems like summer just started. Have no fear - … Continue reading Summer Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Top 5 Things To Do In Solvang

The Danish Capital of America -  Top 5 Things To Do In Solvang  We share information about the entire Santa … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do In Solvang

Top 5 Things To Do in Buellton

One of six distinct communities in the Santa Ynez Valley, there is far more to Buellton than what first meets … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do in Buellton

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Santa Ynez Valley

Weekend Getaway - Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. The six distinct communities offer a … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons To Visit Santa Ynez Valley

Car Memorabilia & Road Signs in Buellton, CA

Mendenhall Museum – Upon entering the grounds, both outside and in, with many garages, you are hit with neon, road … Continue reading Car Memorabilia & Road Signs in Buellton, CA

Santa Ynez Valley Wine and Families

A Perfect, if Unexpected, Pairing – Santa Ynez Valley Wine and Families With kid-friendly attractions, family-friendly wineries –  Much to … Continue reading Santa Ynez Valley Wine and Families

Getaway Natural Wine Buying Guide -Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Wine Buying Choices - Biodynamically Made Wine What constitutes a “natural wine”? How do I know if this wine is … Continue reading Getaway Natural Wine Buying Guide -Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Santa Ynez Valley’s Spirited Side

What’s Brewing in the Santa Ynez Valley – Wine and Halloween go hand-in-hand, right? But if you’re looking for something … Continue reading Santa Ynez Valley’s Spirited Side

Santa Ynez Valley’s Great Horseback Riding Experiences

Horseback Riding in the Santa Ynez Valley Maybe it’s the connection to the horse, to nature, and to Santa Ynez … Continue reading Santa Ynez Valley’s Great Horseback Riding Experiences

TRAVEL + LEISURE, World’s 50 Best Places To Travel In 2022

The Santa Ynez Valley - If you’ve visited the Santa Ynez Valley before, or are fortunate enough to call it … Continue reading TRAVEL + LEISURE, World’s 50 Best Places To Travel In 2022

Solvang Danish Days Celebration

Solvang Danish Days California’s Premier Danish Heritage Festival, Danish Days,  September 15 - 17, 2023 Join the Annual Celebration of … Continue reading Solvang Danish Days Celebration

CELEBRATE:
Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

Celebrate Harvest – Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley ~ Sunset Magazine & Visit the Santa Ynez Valley September 26 … Continue reading CELEBRATE:
Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley

Fall Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Fall Events – Santa Barbara Wine Country – As autumn comes to the Central Coast of California the changing of … Continue reading Fall Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Thanksgiving in the Santa Ynez Valley

Your Guide to Thanksgiving Experience in the Santa Ynez Valley Thanksgiving is November 28, 2024 As the traditional start to … Continue reading Thanksgiving in the Santa Ynez Valley

Christmas in the Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley Holiday Events – Ballard | Buellton | Los Alamos | Los Olivos | Santa Ynez | Solvang PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE OFTEN AS WE UPDATE … Continue reading Christmas in the Santa Ynez Valley


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#SYVibes

There’s a feeling you get in the Santa Ynez Valley – a vibe. Gather inspiration for your next trip from our blog, and then share how you experience the SYV by tagging your photos on social with #SYVibes.