- 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.
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.
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.
Featuring a gorgeous course, pro shop, sophisticated grill restaurant and beautiful environment, the Sandpiper Golf Course frequently hosts national tournaments. Many consider this course to be the most beautiful and enjoyable golf course in the state.