- The list below includes 67 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Ynez, California, including 47 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Camping Site and Historic Sites.
- From Nojoqui Falls Park to Bradbury Dam Vista Point, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Ynez and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Goleta, Solvang, Santa Barbara and Lompoc.
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Explore the history and culture of Santa Ynez at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Janeway-Parks Carriage House. This is a particularly popular destination among history buffs interested in the California Gold Rush.
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains. Guests will celebrated fishing conditions that make camping at the Area during winter months rewarding.
Solvang's Quicksilver Ranch is a family-owned miniature horse breeding ranch. Quicksilver sells and breeds miniature horses and welcomes visitors, but does not offer organized tours. The ranch is open Monday through Saturday throughout the year.
A local park designed for families and kids, Sunny Fields Playground features a variety of equipment, including play structures, swings, and slides. The park also has a water mister and picnic areas with barbecue grills.