Great Ways to Experience the Great Outdoors in Santa Ynez Valley

Experience the great outdoors in the Santa Ynez Valley. Rolling hills, wild flowers and well-loved hiking trails beckon you to explore our beautiful region. Explore some of the local businesses and resources below to experience some of the valley’s natural beauty.


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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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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre

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

For 53 years, PCPA has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals.

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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-8340

Local tasting room pouring estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines from a historic vineyard on the bank of the Sisquoc River.

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Wild Farmlands Foundation

Wild Farmlands Foundation

1980 US Highway 101, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 845-4949

A non-profit dedicated to supporting small sustainable farms on the Central Coast through public education and increasing access to ag innovations

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KAP Land & Cattle

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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J. Woeste in Los Olivos

J. Woeste in Los Olivos

2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441,
(805) 693-1951

A destination in itself.

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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding

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

Offering guided private and group horseback rides (with or without wine and/or food) through the hills and vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

1054 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-6411

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

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

475 First Street, Solvang, California 93463
(805) 688-0091

Wheel Fun Rentals puts Solvang explorers in motion with a plethora bikes and Surreys which hold up to 11 people.

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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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Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

3750 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105,
(805) 683-5686

Bordered by Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Ynez River, Rancho Oso offers acres of beautiful scenery and endless opportunities.

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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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