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From wine country to the town of Solvang to Alisal Ranch itself, discover the most enchanting things to do in and around Solvang.
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Solvang & The Santa Ynez Valley

Tucked within the rolling hills of Santa Barbara wine country is the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Nestled below the Santa Ynez mountain range are the towns of Solvang, Ballard, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Buellton—all within a short drive from The Alisal. Savor everything the area has to offer from wine, craft beer and spirits tasting to Danish pastries and farm-to-table cuisine; antique stores to boutique shops; art galleries to museums and so much more.

The Alisal is only 5 minutes from downtown Solvang, a quaint Danish-style village home to more than half a dozen bakeries, fine dining, sweet shops, wine and craft beer tasting, galleries, boutique shops and family activities.

Extend your stay and explore all that Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley have to offer. Click below to learn more about the region we call home:

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Family Adventure

Extend your stay at The Alisal and explore Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley for even more family-friendly adventures off the Ranch. Try your hand at virtual reality or an escape room. Want to feed some Ostrich or visit miniature horses? Your family will never get bored during your visit with so many choices. Here are some of our kid-friendly favorites:

Ostrich Land
(805) 686-9696 • 610 E Highway 246

Animals

Map | Website

Nojoqui Falls Park

Playground & Outdoors

Map | Website

Hans Christian Andersen Park
775 Atterdag Road

Playground & Outdoors

Map | Website

Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area
Near Los Olivos, CA | Los Padres National Forest—Santa Lucia District

Playground & Outdoors

Map | Website

River View Park & Santa Ynez Botanic Garden
151 Sycamore Drive

Playground & Outdoors

Map | Website

Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch
(805) 686-4002 • 1555 Alamo Pintado Road

Animals

Map | Website

Seein’ Spots Farm
(805) 688-2275 • 2599 Baseline Avenue

Animals

Map | Website

Sunny Fields Park
900 Alamo Pintado Road

Playground & Outdoors

Map | Website

Solvang Moke Experience
(866) 523-6653 • 1510 Mission Drive

Activity

Map | Website

Solvang Trolley & Carriage Tours
(866) 794-8958 • 1618 Copenhagen Drive

Activity

Map | Website

Space VR (virtual reality)
(805) 325-9769 • 320 Alisal Road, #104

Activity

Map | Website

Arts & Culture

Perhaps inspired by the beautiful rolling hills, the sprawling vineyards or the purple mountains during sunset, arts and culture abound in the Santa Ynez Valley. Galleries, museums, live music, outdoor theater and events are plentiful in this serene setting. Find your inspiration at one of our favorite arts and culture venues:

The Arts Connection
425 Alisal Road, Unit C & D Solvang, CA

Art Galleries

Website | Map

Gallery Los Olivos
(805) 688-7517 2920 • Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Art Galleries

Website | Map

Gerlach Photography
(805) 693-0031 • 1539 Mission Drive, Suite B Solvang, CA

Art Gallery

Website | Map

Pavlov Art Gallery
(805) 686-1080 1608 • Copenhagen Drive, Suite C Buellton, CA

Art Gallery

Website | Map

ZFolio
(805) 693-8480 1685 • Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Art Gallery

Website | Map

Solvang Danish Days
(877) 327-2656 • Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Event

Website | Map

Lost Chord Guitars
(805) 331-4363 1576 • Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Live Performance

Website | Map

Solvang Festival Theater & PCPA
(805) 686-1789 420 • Second Street

Live Performance

Festival Website | PCPA Website | Map

Elverhoj Museum
(805) 686-1211 • 1624 Elverhoy Way Solvang, CA

Museum

Website | Map

Hans Christian Andersen Museum
(805) 686-6010 • 1680 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Museum

Website | Map

Mendenhall Museum
(805) 689-2402 • 24 Zaca Street Buellton, CA

Museum

Website | Map

Old Mission Santa Ines
(805) 688-4815 1760 • Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Mission

Website | Map

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House
(805) 688-7889 • 2596 Sagunto Street Santa Ynez, CA

Museum & Historical Building

Website | Map

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
(805) 686-9522 320 • Alisal Road Solvang, CA

Museum

Website | Map

Wildling Museum
(805) 688-1082 • 1511-B Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Museum

Website | Map

Boutique Shopping

On the mission for the perfect gift? Whether shopping for a loved one or looking to spoil yourself, you will find many family-owned boutiques throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. From locally-made goods to European imports, artisan-made gifts to treasured antiques, there are over 150 unique shops in Solvang alone to explore. Here are some of our favorite boutiques for your shopping pleasure:

ZFolio
(805) 693-8480 1685 • Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Art Gallery

Website | Map

The Book Loft
(805) 688-6010 • 1680 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Designs in Gold
(805) 693-8700 • 1640 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

First Street Leather
(805) 688-5215 • 1634 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

The Giving Ink
(805) 325-9320 • 1607 Mission Drive (entrance on Atterdag) Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

The Home Connection
(805) 686-4553 • 425 Alisal Road Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Jeclicka’s Los Olivos
(805) 688-2626 • 2883 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Shop

Website | Map

J. Woeste
(805) 693-1951 2356 • Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Shop

Website | Map

The Los Olivos General Store
(805) 688-8148 • 2900 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Plenty Boutique
(805) 688-2221 • 1110 Faraday Street Santa Ynez, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Santa Ynez General
(805) 691-9947 • 3630 Sagunto Street, Suite A-2 Santa Ynez, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Solvang Spice Merchant
(805) 697-7975 • 1603 Copenhagen Drive #2 (entrance on Atterdag) Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Treats Clothing Boutique
(805) 697-7975 • 1603 Copenhagen Drive #2 (entrance on Atterdag) Solvang, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Wendy Foster
(805) 686-0110 • 2928 San Marcos Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Shop

Website | Map

Tastes of the Santa Ynez Valley

Fresh, flavorful meals await in the Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy the best local eateries for lunch, a quick bite, or a sweet treat as you explore the area. Foodies, take dining to the next level by incorporating local fare into your valley adventure by adding olive oil tasting and farm stand shopping to your itinerary. Here are some of our favorite places to please your palate:

Bob’s Well Bread
(805) 691-9549 • 1449 Baseline Ave Ballard, CA

Restaurant

Website | Map

The Lucky Hen Larder
(805) 691-9448 • 1095 Meadowvale Road Santa Ynez, CA

Restaurant

Website | Map

Mad & Vin
(805) 697-7048 • 1576 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Restaurant

Website | Map

Ramen Kotori
(805) 691-9672 • 1618 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Restaurant

Website | Map

Solvang Olive Press
(805) 686-3030 • 463 Alisal Road Solvang, CA

Olive Oil Tasting

Website | Map

Global Gardens
(805) 686-4111 • 2450 Alamo Pintado Road Los Olivos, CA

Olive Oil Tasting

Website | Map

Olive Hill Farm
(805) 693-0700 • 2901 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Olive Oil Tasting

Website | Map

Clairmont Farm Lavender Co
(805) 688-7505 • 2480 Roblar Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Farm Stand

Website | Map

Santa Barbara Blueberries
(805) 686-5718 • 1980 Hwy 101 #2 Buellton, CA

Farm Stand & You-Pick

Website | Map

Sunrise Organic
(805) 699-5471 • 1050 E. Hwy 246 Solvang, CA

Farm Stand: Open 10am-6pm daily

Website | Map

Solvang Farmer’s Market
Copenhagen Drive between Alisal Road and 2nd Street Solvang, CA

Farm Stand: Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm

Website | Map

The Baker’s Table
(805) 688-4856 • 3564 Numancia Street Santa Ynez, CA

Bakery

Website | Map

Birkholm’s Bakery & Cafe
(805) 688-8188 • 460 Alisal Road Solvang, CA

Bakery

Website | Map

Bob’s Well Bread
(805) 691-9549 • 2 Locations

Bakery

Website

1449 Baseline Avenue
Ballard, CA
Map

550 Bell Street
Los Alamos, CA
Map

Mortensen’s Danish Bakery
(805) 688-8373 • 1588 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Bakery

Website | Map

Olsen’s Bakery
(805) 688-6314 • 1529 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Bakery

Website | Map

The Solvang Bakery
(805) 688-4645 • 1672 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Bakery

Website | Map

Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates
(805) 688-5612 • 1679 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Ice Cream & Gelato

Website | Map

Solvang Flavors
(805) 688-3080 • 436 Alisal Road Solvang, CA

Ice Cream & Gelato

Website | Map

Solvang Trolley Ice Cream Parlor
(805) 794-8958 • 1619 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Ice Cream & Gelato

Website | Map

Via Gelateria
1623 Mission Drive, Suite A Solvang, CA

Ice Cream & Gelato

Website | Map

Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates
(805) 688-5612 • 1679 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Chocolate & Candy

Website | Map

Stafford’s Chocolates & Swedish Candy Factory
(805) 794-8958 • 485 Alisal Road #125 Solvang, CA

Chocolate & Candy

Website | Map

Folded Hills
(805) 694-8086 • 2323 Old Coast Highway Gaviota, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Wine Tasting

Wineries and vineyards are among the most popular places to visit in the Santa Ynez Valley—just minutes away from The Alisal. Find beautiful scenery, welcoming vintners and world-class wine with varietals from Pinot Noir to Syrah, Chardonnay to Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling wine and more. Most mountain ranges along North and South America’s coasts run north-south but Santa Barbara County’s wine country has three mountain ranges that run east-west, carrying the cool ocean air deep into the Santa Ynez Valley, resulting in a cool climate region with well-balanced, food-friendly wines.

We have partnered with the following wineries to offer our guests special deals such as discounts and free tastings. Please contact our concierge for more details or to plan your wine tasting adventure.

Andrew Murray Vineyards
(805) 686-9604 • 5249 Foxen Canyon Road Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Brewer-Clifton
(805) 866-6080 • 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Cambria Estate Winery
(805) 938-7318 • 5475 Chardonnay Lane Santa Maria, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Carhartt Family Wine
(805) 693-5100 • 2939 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Coquelicot
(805) 688-1500 • 2884 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Crawford Family Wines
(805) 698-3889 • 1661 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards
(805) 697-1452 • 1280 Drum canyon Road Lompoc, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Dragonette Cellars
(805) 693-0077 • 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Dreamcote Wine Co.
(805) 691-1200 • 2933 San Marcos Avenue #107 Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

E11even Wines
(805) 693-9644 • 2901 Grand Avenue, Suite A Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Folded Hills
(805) 694-8086 • 2323 Old Coast Highway Gaviota, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Four Brothers Winery
(805) 635-7550 • 2935 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Grimm’s Bluff
(805) 691-9065 • 1445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, #102 Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Kaena
(805) 688-4069 • 2890 Grand Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Liquid Farm
(805) 697-7859 • 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue #101 Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards
(805) 686-9336 • 1645 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Melville Vineyards & Winery
(805) 735-7030 • 5185 East Highway 246 Lompoc, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Mckinney Family Vineyards
(805) 724-3239 • 1575 Edison Street Santa Ynez, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Samsara
(805) 688-8689 • 2446 Alamo Pintado Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Stolpman Estate & Stolpman So Fresh Garage
(805) 688-0400 • 2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Storm Wines
(805) 350-9456 • 2948 San Marcos Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Story of Soil
(805) 686-1302 • 2928 San Marcos Avenue Los Olivos, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Toccata
(805) 686-5506 • 1650 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA

Winery & Vineyard

Website | Map

Craft Beer & Spirits Tasting

They say it takes a lot of beer to make good wine and our local vintners enjoy craft beer and spirits like the rest of us. Visit a local brewery, taste local spirits or visit a wine and beer bar for the best of local and imported craft beers. Here are our favorite local tasting rooms for craft beer and spirits:

Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar
(805) 686-9126 • 1539C Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

Community Craft
(805) 686-1158 • 2446 Pintado Avenue, Suite C Los Olivos, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Buellton
(805) 350-9435 • 45 Industrial Way Buellton, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Los Olivos
(805) 697-7601 • 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite C

Craft Beer

Website | Map

Firestone Walker Brewing
(805) 697-4777 • 620 McMurray Road Buellton, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

The Good Life
(805) 688-7111 • 1672 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

Solvang Brewing Co.
(805) 688-2337 • 1547 Mission Drive Solvang, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

Valley Brewers/The Backroom
(805) 691-9160 • 515 Fourth Place Santa Ynez, CA

Craft Beer

Website | Map

DorWood Distillery
(805) 691-9259 • 201 Industrial Way, #D Buellton, CA

Spirits

Website | Map

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