Today we are going to talk about the top five attractions users added to their itineraries, while using our online Trip Planner in April. If you haven’t used our trip planner to explore the area, click Plan My Trip on the left side of this page.

Number 5:

Mendenhall’s Museum Of Gas Pumps & Petroliana Possibly one of Buellton’s most hidden gems, this appointment-only museum allows you to step back in time to learn about Highway 101 and its role in shaping Buellton today. You’ll also find three generations worth of antique gas pumps, road signs, and the Dry Lakes Racing Hall Of Fame.

Number 4:

Solvang Trolley Carriage Tours Just four miles from downtown Buellton is the storybook village of Solvang. One of the most popular ways to tour this idyllic setting is to take the horse-drawn carriage through downtown, with lively tour guides who share fun facts about the village’s history.

Number 3:

Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Located at the beautiful River View Park, the botanic garden allows visitors to stroll through a carefully maintained path featuring central coast California’s local flora. Hands-on exhibits include tulle huts, a willow maze, and an outdoor amphitheater.

Number 2:

Nojoqui Falls Park Nojoqui Falls Park is not only a popular spot for picnics and special events, it also boasts a short hike to the local falls. The hike takes approximately 10 minutes at a moderate pace, and the path is well marked and accessible for all ages. Before we get to our number one attraction for April, here are a few runners up!

Finally the number one added attraction in April was:

Ostrich Land USA! Photo ops abound at this one-of-a-kind stop along Santa Ynez River. You can feed these “bad boys” in a one-of-a-kind close encounter, or just stroll through the unique gift shop and enjoy the collection of celebrity-signed ostrich eggs.

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