- TripBuzz found 67 things to do with kids in or near Santa Ynez, California, including 61 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Goleta, Solvang, Lompoc and Santa Barbara.
- From Cachuma Lake Recreation Area to Nojoqui Falls Park, the Santa Ynez area offers 46 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Hiking Trails, Camping Site and Historic Sites.
- Located in California's Santa Barbara County lies the small town of Santa Ynez. Home to just over 4,000 residents, visitors enjoy the quiet city for its warm and hospitable locals and its many attractions. Though small in size, the town has much to offer in the way of entertainment including electric nightlife, wineries, art museums, hiking trails, spas and charming boutiques.
Boomers Santa Maria is a family fun center located in California's central coast. The center features bumper cars, go karts, batting cages, miniature golf, bumper boats, a rock climbing wall and an arcade.
Known as the town's largest park, Preisker Park is a 40-acre park that offers a number of recreational amenities for visitors to enjoy. These amenities include two playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas, and a large perimeter walking trail.
Ventura's Lake Casitas Recreation Area is a huge park with over 400 individual campsites. It is a popular fishing destination. Visitors also hiking, birdwatching and fishing. Campsites must be reserved.
From its location at the mouth of the Ventura River, Emma Wood State Beach is popular with anglers who often catch perch, bass, cabezon and corbina, as well as people who often spot dolphins just off the rocky shore. This beach offers several camping areas.
Private guided trail rides through the Los Padres National Forest and Ventura River Valley are provided through the Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company. Both beginners and more experienced riders are accommodated.
Head home on the range with Western Trail Rides, an equestrian tour company in Ojai, California. Western Trail Rides offers customized tours for riders of all abilities, interests and levels of experience. The firm also offers riding lessons.
Cyclists get quite the workout on the Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, which stretches between Ventura and Ojai. The smooth, paved surface is perfect for both racing and mountain bikes. Rollerbladers are also welcome.