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Area Attractions

Get Five Distinctive Tastes All in One Spectacular Destination!

The Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, Calif., includes five distinctive communities - the Danish village of Solvang, the historic town of Santa Ynez, the art-filled community of Los Olivos, the bustling gateway city of Buellton, and charming rural Ballard - all known for their genuine hospitality.

Voted one of Sunset Magazine's 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States, the village of Solvang is considered the "Danish Capital of America." This quaint village blends Old World architectural styles with flower-lined streets to create a tranquil, walk-able town. With over 200 shops of imported European wares including porcelain, collectibles, wrought iron and every form of handicraft, the village of Solvang is a must-see destination!

Recognized for its expansive views in the center of Santa Barbara's 50 wineries and horse ranches, the town of Los Olivos is a rewarding and relaxing village to visit. This charming historic town of 1,000 residents is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and is noted for its eclectic art galleries, wine tasting, gourmet restaurants, antiques and friendly populace.

If you crave a faster pace, the beautiful city of Buellton is just a few miles away, or you may prefer the slower, more tranquil setting of Ballard. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find a little bit of everything in the Santa Ynez Valley!