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Santa Barbara Wine Country City Trip — Attractions

Explore the boutique shops in the Danish community of Solvang, California



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Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to the Santa Barbara Wine Country.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
PO Box 535
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
800-799-7657

Looking for more guidance during your trip to the Santa Barbara Wine Country? Breakaway Tours will help organize your stay, and even take you where you want to go on their guided tours.

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara, California

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area
Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-686-5054, 805-686-5050

Take a break from all that wine (or even better, bring it with you) and relax by the shores of Cachuma Lake. Fishing, boating, hiking and biking are all available.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours
3630 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
888-557-8687

Biking tours of Santa Barbara county and surrounding areas are offered for individuals, couples and groups.

Sustaiable Vine Wine Tours
3981 La Colina Rd.
Santa Barbara, Ca 93110
805-698-3911

Enjoy wine tasting on a tour that is environmentally friendly.

The Wine Line
PO Box 584
Paso Robles, CA 93447
805-610-8267

The Wine Line's hop-on, hop-off shuttle service allows you to visit the wineries of your choice, on your schedule.

SIGHTSEEING

Mission Santa Inés
1760 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93464
805-688-4815

Founded in 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis, the mission is still an active church for more than 1,000 families.

Sideways Wine Trail

Want to recreate the route Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church took through Santa Barbara in the movie "Sideways?" Check out the Sideways Tour Map.

LIBRARIES/MUSEUMS


Elverhoj Museum of History and Art in Solvang, California

Elverhoj Museum of History and Art
1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463
805-686-1211

This former residence of artists Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife, Martha Mott is one of the few museums outside of Denmark dedicated to showcasing and preserving Danish art, as well as the history of Solvang and the Danish-American experience.

Hans Christian Andersen Museum
1680 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463
805-688-2052

Located in the Book Loft building, this small museum focuses on the life and works of writer Hans Christian Andersen.

PCPA Theatrefest
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-922-8313

If you have time while visiting the Santa Barbara Wine Country, try to squeeze in a night at the theater. This professional theater group regularly puts on plays ranging from "Our Town" and "Much Ado About Nothing" to "Beauty and the Beast."

Santa Ynez Historical Museum
3596 Sagunto St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-688-7889

Get acquainted with the history of the Santa Ynez Valley. The Parks-Janeway Carriage House offers an extensive collection of American-made carriages, and in the Valley Room visitors can learn about the different towns in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
320 Alisal Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463
805-686-9522

A wide-ranging collection of vintage and rare motorcycles and European race bikes are showcased.

RESOURCES

For more information, go to the Visit Santa Barbara official website or call 800-676-1266 or 805-966-9222.

For more information about Solvang, visit the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau official website.

For more information about Los Olivos visit the official website.

For more information on Santa Ynez, go to the Visit the Santa Ynez Valley official website.


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