Updated: Sep 4, 2022
Los Olivos is a stunning country town located in California. It’s the perfect amalgamation of historical and modern features. One of the five communities that make up Santa Ynez, this little town has a population of only 1132 people. Don’t be fooled by the number though, there are many things you can do here.
Here’s our list of top things to do in Los Olivos:
Gallery Los Olivos is a well-known art gallery that is home to many stunning pieces by local artists. Over 40 paintings are on display at this popular tourist spot. The refreshing lighting of the place makes it even more attractive. The pieces on display include pastel landscapes, wood carvings, sculptures, handmade jewelry, and vivid water colored paintings.
Unique shopping experience
Los Olivos is also known for its unique shopping experience. Los Olivos General Store, which was formerly the first gas station to have opened in California, now sells locally made goods. The shop is known for its unique houseware. Locally sourced ingredients are used to make the famous marmalades and kinds of vinegar that are so popular here.
Delectable dining experiences
On the weekends, the whole town is at Mattei’s Tavern for the famous backyard brunch. This all-inclusive brunch includes live music, corn hole, and bocce ball on its lush sprawling lawn. Fresh farm produce is used to prepare the famous sheep’s milk ricotta with burnt orange marmalade served with toast and pancakes. Rhubarb juleps are another staple at this brunch. The building dates back to 1886, when it was known as ‘farmhouse sophisticated’ because of its brightly colored walls and chic interiors.
Wine tasting tours
What Los Olivos lacks in area and population, it makes up in wine! The area is known for its rich history of preparing wine. Many tourists come about to taste the best wines in the world. The town is packed with wine tasting rooms and cellars.
The little town boasts over 40 wine-tasting rooms. The area is also rich in vineyards and wineries. Wine tours allow you to get a feel of the most popular attractions.
Los Olivos is abundant in burgundy wines and Rhone varietals and other varieties that make wine tastings in this town unlike any other!
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