SantaBarbaraCA.com
Santa Ynez Vineyards

Santa Ynez

Population: 11,160
Hitch up your hoss and pull off your dusty boots: this town looks much the same as it did in the 1880s. Many of the original false-front buildings still stand along the town's main drag, Sagunto Street, although many house shops and restaurants rather than blacksmith shops and feed stores. View authentic Western garb and coaches at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Carriage House, and then sit a spell at the historic Maverick Saloon, where cowboys and cowboys-at-heart relax and refresh.

Wineries and tasting rooms, fantastic restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques pepper the town. Just down the road, the Chumash Casino Resort & Spa offers 24/7 gaming and world-class concerts. Visitors can also take a wine tour of local vineyards, or relax with a stay at a nearby bed and breakfast. Outdoor adventures abound in the surrounding Los Padres National Forest recreational areas along the Santa Ynez River where you can hike, camp, swim and fish - the sky's the limit.

While it may feel like a remote outpost compared to neighboring Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley has its share of famous residents. Steven Spielberg, Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Bo Derek, Bob Eubanks, Jimmy Connors and many more celebrities own expansive ranches in the rolling hills. You've certainly heard of two infamous properties located in the valley - Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch and Ronald Reagan's Rancho del Cielo.

image description
Island Tours

Kayak, snorkel and hike the National Park. Book Now!

image description
Golf Sandpiper

Experience an inspiring combination of challenge and beauty!

image description
Bacara Resort

Enjoy 2 complimentary spa services at Bacara Resort & Spa

image description
Hooray Summer!

Santa Barbara’s Best Destination Resort for Kids of All Ages

image description
ONE-STOP

To anywhere in the world, Santa Barbara Airport!

image description
Lemon Tree Inn

Poolside rooms, deluxe Suites and Crocodile Restaurant & Bar


E-newsletter

For insider tips, special offers and more, sign up for our enews today!


Special Offers

view all

Featured Events

2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
6.12.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Ladies Tasting
6.21.2015
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
5.30.2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
1st Thursday Art Crawl
6.4.2015
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
The Santa Barbara...More
Santa Barbara Comedy Hid...
5.30.2015
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Comedy Hideaway,...More
Tasty Cupcake and Wine t...
5.30.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
If you like tasty...More
5K Gobble Gobble Run
11.23.2015 - 11.23.2018
Recurring every November 23rd
The 5K Gobble...More
Market Forays - Cooking ...
5.30.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Shop for seasonal...More
1st Thursday
6.4.2015
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
Dannsair- Traditional Ir...
6.4.2015
Traditional Irish...More
Blur the Line - Live Mus...
6.4.2015
Recurring weekly on Thursday
Live music at the...More
Public Star Party
6.19.2015 - 4.19.2019
See the wonders of...More
Santa Barbara Tasting To...
5.30.2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday
The Taste of Santa...More
Half Price Fridays at Sa...
6.5.2015
Recurring weekly on Friday
Fridays after 5:00...More
Los Olivos Art in the Pa...
6.13.2015 - 7.11.2015
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
Mark your calendars...More
view all