- TripBuzz discovered 51 different types of activities for couples in the Santa Ynez area, including Winery/Vineyard (like Sunstone Vineyards & Winery), Parks (like Nojoqui Falls Park), Hiking Trails (like Bradbury Dam Vista Point) and Casinos (like Chumash Casino), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 171 date ideas in or near Santa Ynez, California, including 148 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Olivos, Solvang, Lompoc and Goleta.
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is a 10,000-acre ranch where guests can enjoy a pool, spa, 100 acre lake, 50 miles of riding trails, two golf courses and tennis courts. Their restaurant offers fine dining with Western flair.
One of the few locations to offer horseback riding on the Central Coast, Circle Bar B Guest Ranch has rides lasting anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours. Not truly a dude ranch though; the operation is run out of a motel.
Los Olivos, California is home to the Firestone Vineyard, a sprawling estate that features a winery, tasting room and horseback tours. The winery tours include a fascinating demonstration of each step in the winemaking process and are a 'must-see' for wine enthusiasts.
Take a short hike through Nojoqui Falls County Park, and see the waterfalls among the forest trees. This beautiful setting is a favorite destination for families who take advantage of the picnic and playground areas and open spaces.
Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch is only open to those who are invited, so visitors will likely only see the gates covered in flowers, notes and memorials from fans. The house is not visible from the gates.
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With plenty of awards won at local and national competitions, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard also offers lodging for those wishing to taste a little more from their wine or just to visit the grounds. A Spa can also be found on this site.