Plan the perfect Santa Ynez Valley adventure…

The Great Outdoors in the Santa Ynez Valley

An abundance of sun-drenched days and mild temps all year make it a breeze to enjoy outdoor things to do in Santa Ynez Valley, find hiking trails, bike rides, horseback riding and have fun. The sage green and oak-studded golden foothills of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Ynez mountains and San Rafael mountain ranges make a stunning back-drop for family fun all around the area.


Ballard | Buellton | Los Alamos | Los Olivos | Santa Ynez | Solvang


Hiking, Horseback Riding and Cycling

Enjoy everything from boating and golfing to Santa Barbara county mountain hiking, horseback riding and cycling. You can also enjoy a guided tour for the chance to experience more of the gorgeous valley we call home. We have everything you need to plan your outdoor things to do in Santa Ynez adventure today.


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Folded Hills - Winery - Farmstead - Ranch

Folded Hills – Winery – Farmstead – Ranch

2323 Old Coast HWY, Gaviota, CA 93117
(805) 694-8086

Folded Hills is tucked into the foothills between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, offering a taste of farm life with organic produce & estate wines.

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Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards

Buttonwood Farm & Vineyards

1500 Alamo Pintado Road,, Solvang CA 93463
(805) 688-3032

Taste our estate wines in a friendly atmosphere. Relax on our patio and sip our wide range of delicious wines, from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Franc!

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Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

473 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 699-6719

Eat and drink your way through Solvang with a local foodie on a walking food tasting tour!

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Summerset Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Summerset Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Hwy 154 at Baseline and Edison, Santa Ynez, Ca. 93460
(805) 245-0989

Summerset Farm, is a destination for locals and tourists alike, offering only NON-GMO pesticide free goods. Pick your own produce and explore our farm

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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

2178 Mora Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 944-0493

Offering private, guided horseback riding tours through Estelle Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country.

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Nojoqui Falls Park

Nojoqui Falls Park

Nojoqui Falls Park, 3250 Alisal Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 568-2460

An 85-acre county park with a playground, picnic area & an accessible waterfall measuring 80 feet.

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Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA

Stuart C Gildred Family YMCA

900 N. Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-2037

There is no other nonprofit quite like the YMCA. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward.

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Alisal Ranch

Alisal Ranch

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(844) 288-0125

As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era.

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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre

420 2nd Street, Solvang, CA 93463
Box Office: (805) 922-8313

For 54 years, PCPA has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals.

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Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm

Hidden Canyon Ranch + Farm

5425 Campbell Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
(310) 892-6517

40 acre ranch surrounded by rolling hills studded with gorgeous oaks. The ranch sits in a bowl and is very private.

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Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures formerly KAP Land & Cattle

Fess Parker Ranch Horseback Adventures formerly KAP Land & Cattle

6300 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 325-3658

KAP Land & Cattle offers traditional 90 minute horseback rides through the historic 714-acre Parker Family Ranch. Fully customizable for all levels.

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Las Cumbres Ranch

Las Cumbres Ranch

1450 CA Highway 135, Santa Maria CA 93455
805-790-0078

Las Cumbres Ranch is a holistically managed regenerative cattle ranch
on the Central Coast near Los Alamos California.
Bonsmara Cattle+Tours+Events.

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Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides

River View Park, 151 Sycamore Drive, Buellton, CA 93427
805-693-4600

Enjoy enchanting horseback rides along and across the rustic Santa Ynez River or a Magical Pony Encounter for kids age 2 and up, featuring Unicorns!

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

482 Alisal Rd, Solvang, Ca 93464
(805) 603-5620

Turn Solvang into a giant gameboard on a fun smartphone guided scavenger hunt adventure. See the sights while solving clues and completing challenges.

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Grass Mountain

Grass Mountain Trail

5100 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Grass Mountain Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near the towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.

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Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden

151 Sycamore Drive, Buellton, CA 93427

The Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden is dedicated to encouraging children to explore, adults to learn, and individuals of all ages to enjoy nature.

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Olive and Lavender Farms

Olive and Lavender Farms

2450 Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 588-5693

Experience the farm, the nature of SYV, and our estate grown + locally sourced olive oils & vinegars. Join us for a complimentary tasting!

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours

1693 Mission Drive, Unit A102, Solvang, CA 93463
805.686.9490

Our first class wine country day tours include local cycling guide, bike rental and our locally sourced farm-to-table vineyard lunch and wine tasting.

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Circle V Ranch Camp

Circle V Ranch Camp

2550-4747 Highway 154 , Santa Barbara, CA 93105,
(323) 224-6213

Circle V Ranch Camp is nestled in the Los Padres National Forest surrounded by mature oak trees and miles of hiking trails.

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Highline Adventures

Highline Adventures

700 E HWY 246, Buellton, CA 93427
805-556-4049

Thrilling outdoor experiences in California's Santa Ynez Valley! Featuring some of the biggest and fastest ziplines and a challenging Adventure Park.

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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

133 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, California, 93109
(805) 962-2826

Choose from a wide variety of public or private cruises, rent a kayak or paddle board, and see local marine life and spectacular coastline views.

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Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard

Art Spot on Wheels: Painting in the Vineyard

Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 325-8092

Discover your inner artist while you sip on a glass of wine and paint the scenic Santa Ynez Valley vineyards! We offer private events as well.

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Cachuma Lake

Lake Cachuma Recreation Area

1 Lakeview Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93105,
(805) 568-2460

Cachuma Lake is a reservoir in the Santa Ynez Valley on the Santa Ynez River adjoining the north side of California State Route 154.

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Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm

Sta. Rita Hills Lavender Farm

1900 Tularosa Rd., Lompoc, CA 93463
(805) 395-6568

Nestled in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills, immerse yourself amongst the Lavender and Seasonal Specialty Cut Flowers and check out the farmstand!

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