A short drive along the coast north of Santa Barbara, you’ll find the picturesque city of Buellton. Surrounded by California’s famous Sta. Rita Hills AVA and just 10 miles from the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Buellton is a little piece of paradise just off Highway 101. Visitors come from across the country to savor the region’s year-round sunshine and temperate climate, making it a perfect Central Coast escape for individuals, couples and families alike.
Centrally located to everything you could want to do in the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding areas; Buellton is just a short car ride away from the ocean where you can surf, swim and sun to your heart’s content, and from quaint surrounding towns like Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang, the Danish Capital of America. And don’t forget to include a stop by Chumash Casino Resort, where you can catch a concert or comedy show in between trying your luck at the tables and slots!
With so many experiences available, every trip to Buellton can offer something different to discover! Soar to new heights on California’s longest and fastest zipline and outdoor adventure course at Highline Adventures. Make memories and a beautiful custom piece of pottery at Community Clayworks. Get up close and personal with ostriches, emus, alpacas, and other incredible animals with up close encounters available at Ostrichland USA, Zaca Creek Farm, and Vega Vineyard & Farm. Explore the Santa Ynez Riverbed by horseback in guided rides with Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides. Play a round of golf at the executive Zaca Creek Golf Course. Or just enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Gardens, complete with a faerie garden, willow maze and wishing tree.
Highline Adventures provides an exciting venue for families, adventure enthusiasts, and nature lovers to learn and explore the breathtaking landscape and local history of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Perfect for families, couples and horse lovers of all ages! Riders depart the cozy stable nestled along the tranquil Santa Rita Hills canyon, cross the river, then head toward a bustling beaver dam, all the while encountering abundant wildlife flourishing in their natural surroundings.
OstrichLand USA is a wonder-filled place for everyone. The highlight of a visit to OstrichLand is feeding the ostriches and emus; who are a rare and unique sight in this part of the world and are sure to make you smile.
Mendenhall’s Museum is one of the west coast’s largest petroliana collections; a private collection – three generations in the making – and is also home to the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame.
Located adjacent to River View Park, the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden Foundation is dedicated to encouraging children to explore, adults to learn, and individuals of all ages to discover the beauty, serenity and joy of our diverse natural environment and its significance in our lives.
One of the last of the grand rancheros granted by the Mexican government in “alta California,” Zaca Creek Ranch comprises some 1600 acres of rolling hills and rich pasture. Enjoy a private tour of the gorgeous property, including a visit with the resident llama and alpaca herd.
Foodies love the diverse culinary delights offered by our local restaurants. Ever since Buellton was dubbed the “Home of Split Pea Soup” back in 1924, it’s been turning heads with its culinary creations. From Sideways movie fame, Hitching Post II is the epitome of Santa Maria Style BBQ with most of the menu prepared over their red oak fire pit. Let the brightly colored murals guide you off Industrial Way to Industrial Eats, where every ingredient is locally sourced and the rotating specials always offer new and tantalizing flavors to experience. Or simply add stamps to your culinary passport with delicious Mexican, Brazilian BBQ, Thai, Japanese, Italian and Chinese offerings throughout the city – plus an amazing assortment of family-friendly diners and bakeries to explore.
You can smell the deep fragrance of red oak barbecue from the parking lot! The main attraction is the indoor barbecue, staged behind glass, where guests can watch the Chef de Cuisine grill up favorites from artichokes to rib chops.
Industrial Eats is tattooed with produce and grocery graffiti on its exterior wall and boasts a craft butcher counter filled with house made treats and extensive indulgences; all sourced from sustainable farms and food pioneers.
California Tacos is proud to serve authentic Mexican cuisine. The menu features an array of options made with the freshest ingredients on the Pacific Coast; and the bar offers the best selection of 100% agave tequila and mezcal in Santa Barbara County.
The Tavern at Zaca Creek showcases the best of what Santa Ynez Valley has to offer by supporting local farmers, ranchers and fishers; featuring an ever-changing assortment of hand-cut steaks along with locally caught seafood and farm-fresh organic produce.
Na Na THAI has been sharing their Thai street food creations throughout Santa Ynez Valley as a pop-up restaurant until now! Don’t miss adding this stamp to your culinary passport.
Whether you’re an “everything goes” diner, vegetarian, pescetarian, or anything in-between, Aly’s has plenty to offer! With a focus on healthy eating, produce is locally sourced and always fresh from the garden to your plate.
With dozens of wine tasting rooms in town and stunning vineyards in every direction, Buellton’s wine country offers something for everyone. Wander through the Industrial Way Wine Collective and explore a number of local producers all in one place; sip award winning wines and listen to live music under a gorgeous oak tree at Brick Barn Wine Estate; and enjoy unparalleled views, gourmet dining, and farm fresh produce at Vega Vineyard & Farm. Beer lovers will find exceptionally crafted local brews at Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Barrelworks, and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. And don’t miss our local distilleries offering up samples of their locally sourced and made whiskeys, vodkas, limoncellos, and more! If coffee is more your speed, be sure to add a visit to local roaster Zaca Creek Coffee to your itinerary; and a stop by the Salvatore Espresso showroom to see gorgeous, handmade Italian espresso machines made right here in Buellton!
Every experience at Vega Vineyard and Farm celebrates the bounty of the Santa Ynez Valley. Experience rustic farm life at the picturesque winery, delicious food sourced from the estate garden, and visit the resident farm animals.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks Tasting Room and Blending Center is the exclusive home to their wild ale program and barrel-aging spirits program. Single barrel and small batch brews are available only while supplies last.
Esfuerzo means “Effort”. The bottle that you hold in your hands, that glass you’re sipping on – that wine is the result of much work. Everything we farm, we make. To us, there is no disconnect between the farmer and winemaker.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.’s headquarters in Buellton features ample indoor and outdoor seating for an afternoon of delectable brews and food; plus a brew deck overlooking the brewing facility with all of their core beers on tap and ready to go in bottles.
At Brick Barn “we make the wines we love and grow the grapes that inspire us” at the westernmost vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley AVA; uniquely situated between the warmer inland areas of the valley and the cooler environs of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
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