Places To Visit in the Santa Ynez Valley
Near Santa Barbara there is a cute little scenic valley called the Santa Ynez Valley. The valley boasts of beautiful views from the Santa Ynez Mountains and San Rafael Mountains. The valley contains numerous activities, such as sight seeing in Solvang; shopping and wine tasting, and the Chumash Casino Resort. Not only are activities in the valley plentiful, but Santa Ynez hotels and other sleeping accommodations are available. With Solvang as the largest city, it has a lot more options for lodging. Solvang is also a very large tourist attraction due to it’s adorable city sites, making it a higher attraction to it’s surrounding communities.
Solvang being a Danish themed community, a lot of hotels and other corporate like buildings follow the theme. If you are looking for a great day, Solvang offers great walking distance attractions such as shopping, restaurants, local markets, and featured attractions like windmills and historic landmarks. Solvang doesn’t just offer shopping and food though it’s also a great place to start your journey of the valley and the other communities in the area. With a variety of 30 wineries within 10 miles of Solvang, it is a great place to retreat for spirits and happiness. If you are looking for a hotel that is close to the main street of the town, Solvang Ca Hotel, Hadsten House and Hotel Corque are great places to spend the night. But if you are looking for a more comfortable stay, bed and breakfasts include the Mirabelle inn, Meadowlark inn, and the Solvang Gardens-Boutique Country Inn.
But if you wish to move along from Solvang, Santa Ynez offers a few hotels for your sleeping accommodations such as the Santa Ynez Inn and the Sanja Cota Motor Lodge. By being a slight bit farther from Solvang, it does make it a cost effective option.
But in the area of Santa Ynez, entertainment is nice at the Chumash Casino and Resort. If you are looking for a great time, Chumash Casino has it all as a twenty four hour gaming station, slot machines, table games, bingo, a live poker room and Keno. If games aren’t your forte, the Chumash Casino also holds three restaurants and gift shops. If your looking for a show, Chumash has booked big name artists like Meat loaf, Sheryl Crow and Penn & Teller. If you are interested in Martial Arts fighting or boxing matches, the Chumash may be accommodating to you if they are holding a fight the night you attend. But at the end of it all, Santa Yenz Valley offers visitors choices of bicycling, hiking, fishing, golfing, lake cruises and horse back riding as well.
Plan your next trip in the Santa Yenz Valley for your next vacation!