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4 Fabulous Things to Do in Santa Ynez Valley

Updated: Sep 17, 2022

If you’re interested in taking a trip to the gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley, you’re most likely coming for the breathtaking views and stunning scenery.

But there’s more to this part of Santa Barbara than green valleys as far as the eye can see. There’s history, culture, as well as fun-filled activities for families, friends, couples and solo travelers just looking for a little bit of adventure.

As a more affordable and lesser known part of California, Santa Ynez gives visitors the best of both worlds—offering the perks of a complete vacation package at reasonable rates that fit your budget.

What exactly does this travel package include?

Wining and Dining in Santa Ynez

Gorgeous as it is, Santa Ynez offers some of the most romantic hotspots for couples, especially if you’re looking to pop the question, go on a honeymoon or simply plan a couple’s getaway.

Make a reservation at the famous Petros Restaurant that serves incredible Greek-Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Solvang at a greenhouse.

Want to take it up a notch?

Ask for a table close to the fireplace and celebrate the love of your life by clinking champagne glasses by a warm, roaring fire.

Horseback Riding through the Valley

Sample local wines as you take a mesmerizing horseback ride through the Santa Ynez Valley, visiting some of the most beautiful ranches and vineyards in California.

Picnic at Nojoqui Park

You’re in Santa Ynez—there’s no point staying in when there’s a world of natural wonders waiting to be explored and appreciated!

Plan a hike at the serene and soulful Nojoqui Park, and pack a lovely picnic and a bottle of wine that you can enjoy with friends, family or a loved one right after!

Book a Wine Tour

You can’t visit Santa Ynez Valley and NOT visit some of the greatest wineries in the premier wine region of Santa Barbara!

Avoid the chaos and commotion of packing too many places in your itinerary. Speak with a trusted excursion service and book an affordable package that includes some of the most popular wine tasting rooms in the region. As you sample the locally-sourced authentic wines of Santa Barbara, you’ll discover the history and culture of the winemaking process.

Wining and dining at some of the most beautiful locations will ultimately be the icing on top of the decadent, but surprisingly affordable cake of your trip!

For more on budget-friendly wine tours in Santa Barbara, give us a call and let’s plan a trip that includes more than just a great bottle of wine.

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