CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY - AMAZING Things to do in the Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang
Just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles and a scenic four-hour jaunt from San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley is already home to more than 100 world-class wineries and a creative and eclectic culinary scene that is steeped in the farm-to-table movement.
There are also some really incredible unique wine tasting opportunities like horseback riding and combined with yoga class.
I hope you enjoy my guide to Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang, Los Olivos and Los Alamos! I just love a trip to California wine country and the Santa Ynez Valley is so close to Santa Barbara!
Here are the wonderful places I visited during my stay:
Hotel Where I stayed in Solvang: The Landsby
Activity: Ride & Wine tour with Vino Vaqueros at Estelle Vineyards
Lunch & Tasting: Valle Fresh, Casa Dumetz Wines, and Babi’s Beer Emporium
Tasting: Dierberg & Starlane Vineyards
Tasting: Melville Vineyards & Winery Melville
Lunch: The Lucky Hen Larder
Activity: Vineyard Yoga SYV and wine tasting at Gainey Vineyard
Tasting: Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard
Dinner: Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
Dinner: First & Oak
First & Oak is located inside the charming Mirabelle Inn in the heart of Solvang
Activity: Earth & Sky Treatment at The Spa at Chumash Casino Resort and Poolside Fun!
Also watch my guide to Paso Robles:
Keep up with my daily adventures here:
Santa Ynez California Travel Guide | Must Do Travels
Santa Ynez, California is an unexpectedly laid back and inviting place to visit in California. The Santa Ynez Valley is comprised of a few very small neighboring towns that have an old school American vibe to most of. Except for Solvang, that town looks like it was plucked right off the streets of Copenhagen, making it a quirky and fun place to stay for a few days.
One minute you are driving past lakes and trees, and the next minute it's all cattle ranches and vineyards. That's how unexpected a trip here can be. Only about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles, you wouldn't think that California could change so much so fast.
Top 12. Best Tourist Attractions in Solvang - California
group facebook -
Top 12. Best Tourist Attractions in Solvang - California. The most beautiful places, sights, attractions in Solvang, California. Old Mission Santa Ines, Solvang Festival Theater. Main Street, Tivoli Square, Bethania Lutheran Church, Hans Christian Andersen Park, Elverhoj Museum, Sunny Fields Park, Nojoqui Falls Park, Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Wildling Art Museum
List 8 Tourist Attractions in Solvang, California | Travel to United States
Here, 8 Top Tourist Attractions in Solvang, US State..
There's Old Mission Santa Ines, Rusack Vineyards, Solvang Festival Theater, Hans Christian Andersen Park, Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Elverhoj Museum, Rideau Vineyard, Nojoqui Falls Park and more...
GET MORE INFORMATION - Subscribe ➜
SHARE this Video: ➜
CHECK Another Playlist
Tourist Attraction in USA ➜
Place to Visit in America ➜
Touris Attraction in Europe -➜
Top Cities in the World ➜
Tourist Attraction in Asia ➜
Thank you for watching this video about Best Tourist Attractions in Solvang, California, USA
If you have any issue with the content used in my channel or you find something that belongs to you, before you claim it to youtube, please SEND ME A MESSAGE and i will DELETE it right away. Thanks for understanding.
Santa Ynez Valley Visit
Paula's Pancake House, horseback riding, and dinner at SY Kitchen in Santa Ynez Valley
Hi there! My name is Jen and I am the founder and writer of World On A Whim, the Perfectionist's Guide to Spontaneous Travel. While my blog focuses on international travel, I am starting school in Los Angeles and will therefore not be able to travel abroad quite as much. Therefore, I decided to curate a Day in LA each week so that we can all enjoy our free time and have adventures in this glorious city. And of course I will share my travels outside of LA with you as well :)
Join the Journey!
follow what I'm up to:
Thank you to Visit Santa Ynez Valley, Hamlet Inn, Vino Vaqueros, Sarloos and Sons, Kaena Wine Company, and SY Kitchen for hosting me and giving me a true sense of the Santa Ynez Valley, not just the one you get in a few hours of touring Solvang on a quick day trip.
10 Destinations in Wine Coast Country
Travel the 101 mile route from Ragged Point to Edna Valley to find the best of Wine Coast Country in California. Produced by Pacific Coast Professional Media with TJA Advertising and Mental Marketing.
Visiting Solvang: A Little Piece of Denmark in California
In California, you don't have to go far to experience the charm of Denmark. This sweet Danish village is loaded with bakeries, wine tasting rooms, boutique shops and much more.
We decided to visit for the day on our way up to stay at the Apple Farm Inn, which you can see here:
For more details and tips for visiting Solvang visit our ultimate guide here:
What is Hot Mama Travel!? HotMamaTravel is a family travel blog that we launched in 2012. We are unique as a multi-generational traveling family that sees value in taking our young children to literally any place they are allowed, including historic torture chambers in Scotland and bars and pubs all across America. We call it family travel with a twist.
And don't forget to subscribe to be the first to see all of our NEW videos every week.
Happy Travels :)
#familytravel #travelwithkids #Solvang
Whale Watching in Santa Barbara California
The highlight of our Pacific Highway Road Trip was Whale Watching in Santa Barbara California. Santa Barbara is a stunning coastal location just 2 hours drive north of Los Angeles. And it has some of the most prolific marine life anywhere.
Join us as we board the Condor Express for some whale watching action just off the coast of Santa Barbara. Here we found the extremely deep Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands. The Condor Express took us straight to a humpback whale feeding frenzy, where we also spotted thousands of dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds. Even a Mako shark and an old sailing ship!
This is one day we will never forget off Santa Barbara California.
Visiting Los Olivos Wine Country Santa Barbara California
Visiting Los Olivos Wine Country Santa Barbara California
Santa Maria California - Home Sweet Home
Santa Maria California
Video Is Diplayed In Good Faith Thankyou
In 1850, when California gained statehood, the rich soil drew farmers and other settlers, and the Santa Maria River Valley became one of the most productive agricultural areas in the state. Agriculture is still a key component of the economy for the city and the entire region.
Between 1869 and 1874, four of the valley's prominent settlers, Rudolph Cook, John Thornburg, Isaac Fesler (after whom Fesler Jr. High School is named), and Isaac Miller, farmed the land that today corners on Broadway and Main Street. The townsite map was recorded in Santa Barbara in 1875. The new city was first called Grangerville, then Central City. The city's name was changed to Santa Maria on February 18, 1885, because mail for the community was being sent by mistake to Central City, Colorado. Santa Maria comes from the name that settler Juan Pacifico Ontiveros had given to his property 25 years earlier.
The Santa Maria Valley saw oil exploration begin in 1888, leading to large-scale discoveries around the turn of the century. In 1901, Union Oil discovered the large Orcutt Oil Field in the Solomon Hills south of town, and along with a number of smaller companies began pumping oil. By the end of 1903, Union Oil had 22 wells in production. Several significant discoveries followed. In the next 80 years several large oil fields were found, and thousands of oil wells were drilled and put into production in the area. Oil development intensified in 1930s, with the discovery of the Santa Maria Valley Oil Field right underneath the southern and western parts of the city of Santa Maria, which spurred the City's growth even further.[not in citation given] By 1957 there were 1,775 oil wells in operation in the Santa Maria Valley, producing more than $640 million worth of oil.