- Our list of the best things to do in Santa Ynez, California, features the top 198 nearby activities — including 73 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Santa Ynez, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Tours.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Santa Ynez, CA , followed by 169 popular activities in nearby cities, including Los Olivos, Solvang, Lompoc, Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria
Zaca Mesa is best known for its Chardonnay and Rhone wines and more recently, for its Syrahs. The winery, located a bit off the beaten path and reached through a scenic drive along Foxen Canyon, is equipped with picnic tables, barbeques and even hiking trails.
With one location in Santa Ynez and another in Santa Barbara, the Kalyra Winery has established itself as a formidable contender in the regional wine industry. Visitors are always welcome at the tasting bar, and may eat picnic lunches on the winery's property also.
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3563 Numancia St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 MoreLess Info
Located in downtown Santa Ynez, the Carr Winery Santa Ynez Warehouse is the facility where Carr Winery bottles are aged, waxed and packaged in wood crates to travel to their final destination. The facility offers tastings and wine by the glass and on tap.
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3630 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 MoreLess Info
The mission of Santa Barbera Wine Country Cycling Tours is to experience the lifestyle that the local area offers through outdoor activities. The company offers gourmet picnic lunches and wine tastings on the tours.
The Santa Ynez Wine Trail is a scenic driving area which runs through an east and west orientation valley that is unusual for California where valleys normally run north and south. The route goes through Santa Barbara wine country and offers many opportunities to tour prominent wineries.
Bridlewood Estate Winery in Santa Ynez California is a 105 acre property with a Spanish heritage, given by the Spanish style tower and the stone courtyard sorrounded fountain. While they have a tasting room, they also offer cellar tours.
Wine lovers enjoy visiting The Brander Vineyard in Santa Ynez, California to taste its Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet wines. In clement weather, The Brander Vineyard is also a beautiful spot for picnicking and strolling.
Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Gainey Vineyard's three ranches offer a unique combination of soil types, microclimate, sun exposure and grape varieties. Within the winery is a Spanish style tasting room, wine cellar, barrel room, and an outdoor patio.