Spring Break in Buellton!

Wildflowers are blooming and the days are longer, so that can mean only one thing. It’s time for Spring Break!

If your family is ready to plan an adventure, a long weekend, or is just ready to get out of the house for an afternoon; come out and explore some of the unique and exciting outdoor adventures available in and around Buellton!

In Buellton

Go glamping in style! This RV destination has become well known for its many unique camping opportunities. You can bring your own RV or maybe spend the night in their “Canned Ham Village”. They also offer a wide variety of other glamping options like a Tiki Tent, Vintage Trailers, and beautiful themed cottages. With a pool onsite, bocce ball, the general store and onsite dining from Feather & Fire, there is no reason to leave this awesome camping vacation destination!

Ostrichland USA is a popular attraction, and a great first stop on your visit to Buellton. Their 100+ amazing ostriches and emus are adored by people of all ages. Locals often bring guests to see “Buellton’s favorite pets.” Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime Central Coast vacation stop or a return visit to see old friends, a trip to OstrichLand USA is unforgettable. You’ll always remember the time you spent watching, feeding and getting to know these amazing ostriches and emus.

Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides can offer you the best getaway from the hustle and bustle of your normal daily routine. Take a day off, and spend it riding a horse along the beautiful Santa Ynez River. It is the perfect socially distanced way to spend an afternoon immersed in our unspoiled natural surroundings.

Open from sunrise to sunset, this 9-hole golf course is just the right size for an afternoon out, regardless of your level of skill! This beautifully maintained course is the perfect excuse for a little exercise outdoors.

The lovely River View Park is the perfect place to have your own private picnic outside. Make it a date, take the kids, or just enjoy some time outside of the house. Your park picnic gets even better if you consider grabbing takeout from nearby restaurants like: The Tavern at Zaca Creek, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., or Mariscos la Rancherita.

A delicious meal in the great outdoors, sounds pretty good! And once you’re done there take a restorative stroll through the free public gardens at Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, located adjacent to River View Park. Leave a wish on the Wishing Tree; and discover the beauty, serenity and joy of our diverse natural environment and its significance in our lives.

No words will ever do justice to this amazing archive dedicated to the history of the evolution of motor vehicles, the culture surrounding them and even of the City of Buellton itself. Take a 90 minute private tour (by appointment only) of Mendehall’s Museum and take a step back in time as a member of the Mendenhall family guides you through their amazing museum and shares some unbelievable stories!

If that’s not enough, Mendenhall’s is also the home of the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame, so be sure to check that out during your visit.


Walking the short trail to gaze at the falls makes what is already a stimulating setting even more memorable. With wide open spaces, Nojoqui has become a favorite site for larger family outings. Its location is convenient, yet far enough from civilization to be refreshing.

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon! Relax and take in the views of the picturesque vineyards against the majestic San Rafael mountain range. This flight is a nature lover’s dream. Keep your eyes peeled as you try to spot wild boar, foxes, deer and more!

Buellton and the surrounding area has several wonderful hiking trails that allow you to explore the beautiful and idyllic natural setting of our hometown. There is something for everyone at every level, from a quick on-leash walk around River View park, to a challenging trek up to Gaviota’s Wind Caves!

Explore a living piece of California’s history by journeying back in time at La Purisima Mission. Founded in 1787, the La Purísima Mission land holdings once covered nearly 300,000 acres. Bordered by the Santa Maria River in the North and the Gaviota coastline in the South, the land was home to the Chumash people and Spanish settlers. The mission was best known for its hides and blankets, and at its peak two-thousand inhabitants herded as many as 24,000 cattle and sheep.

Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions make camping here during winter months exceptionally rewarding.

There is so much to discover in Buellton this Spring Break and we hope those outdoor activities have helped to inspire a safe and enjoyable adventure this Spring!

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