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Santa Barbara Wine Country
Attractions

What to See and Do in the
Santa Ynez Valley


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




WHAT TO SEE & DO WINE COUNTRY ATTRACTIONS


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Take a Santa Barbara Wine Country tour with Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
Take a wine tour with Breakaway
Tours & Event Planning

Breakaway Tours & Event Planning
PO Box 535
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
800-799-7657
www.breakawa-ytours.com
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
Highway 154
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-686-5054, 805-686-5050
www.countyofsb.org
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
www.winecountrycycling.com
Biking tours of Santa Barbara county and surrounding areas are offered for individuals, couples and groups.

SIGHTSEEING

Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, California
Mission Santa Inés

Mission Santa Inés
1760 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93464
805-688-4815
www.missionsantaines.org
Founded in 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis, the mission is still an active church for over one thousand families.

Sideways, The Map
www.santabarbaraca.com
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
1624 Elverhoy Way
Solvang, CA 93463
805-686-1211
www.elverhoj.org
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
www.bookloftsolvang.com
Located in the Book Loft building, this small museum focuses on the life and works of writer Hans Christian Andersen.

Books at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Solvang, California
Browse the great selection of books at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum

PCPA Theatrefest
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-922-8313
www.pcpa.org
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
www.syvm.org
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
www.motosolvang.com
A wide-ranging collection of vintage and rare motorcycles and European race bikes are showcased.


Wildling Art Museum
2329 Jonata St.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-688-1082
www.wildlingmuseum.org
The Wilding Art Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of America's wilderness by preserving and exhibiting wilderness art.

WINERIES


Check out our listings for top wineries in the area

RESOURCES

For more information, contact the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission, 800-676-1266, 805-966-9222, www.santabarbaraCA.com.

For more information about Solvang, visit the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau: www.solvangusa.com.

For more information about Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley, visit www.losolivosca.com.

Visit the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association for more local information: www.syvva.com.

For information about more Santa Barbara Wine Country and Santa Ynez Valley vineyards and wineries, including locations and phone numbers, check out the Wineries Section.

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