A Few of Our Favorite Things to Do in Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Close your eyes and begin to picture your ideal vacation spot. Does it involve rolling green hills that spread out for miles, topped with wild green grasses blowing softly in the wind? Maybe your dream features neat rows of grapes of all colors and shapes, just waiting to be picked and made in to your favorite wine, or majestic mountains, mature trees, and sprawling ranch homes of all sizes and shapes.

If this is what you see when dreaming about your perfect vacation spot, it’s time to start planning your Santa Ynez Valley vacation! On the off chance that there is a possibility you may want to do more than sit out on the deck of your spacious vacation rental, sipping wine and sighing at the beauty before you, we’ve included a list of activities guaranteed to keep you busy!

The Outdoors Are Beautiful

You probably won’t want to spend a lot of time inside during your Santa Ynez Valley vacation. For the adventurous traveler, Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures allows you to get a bird’s eye glimpse of our scenic landscape, including Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson’s formal abode!

When looking back on their vacation, the artistic traveler will never forget “that one time” they had the opportunity to paint in a vineyard while sipping and enjoying local wines. Gypsy Studios offers this once in a lifetime experience, and it’s one of our favorite things to do in Santa Ynez Valley.

Inside Can Be Fun

What can we say? Some of us prefer to find our entertainment in the great indoors, and in Santa Ynez Valley, that isn’t a problem! The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum offers a glimpse into the past with exhibits that include Native American handiwork, saddles, and even a horse carriage or two!

Shopaholics will love spending their way through shops, boutiques, antique stores, and even an art gallery or two while visiting the valley; just make sure to bring your large suitcase and pack light!

Vineyards and Wine Tastings

You’re in the heart of wine country, so of course you will want to visit some of our favorite vineyards or wine tasting rooms. Even novice wine drinkers will come away with a new appreciation for the grape after a visit to the Bridlewood Estate Winery. Just remember to bring along a designated driver!

Start Planning Your Santa Ynez Vacation Home Today!

Book your Paradise Retreats Santa Ynez Valley vacation home today and prepare for a vacation that will change your life!

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