History and Culture
Past and present go hand in hand throughout the Santa Ynez Valley…innovation, imagination and fun! The towns of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang each have their own personalities and colorful adventurous past of the valley’s discovery and exploration. Discover extraordinary cultural and historic landmarks including ranching and agriculture as well as Native American, Spanish and Mexican influences.
This rich heritage is celebrated every day in vibrant museums that celebrate each town’s unique history. The arts are also celebrated among local galleries and artistic communities integrating art into our lives. Capturing and preserving the nature and charm of these six distinct towns and the creative artists that inhabit the area.