In our last blog, we talked about reasons to visit the Santa Ynez Valley, including visiting the beautiful historical city of Solvang, enjoying delicious eats at local restaurants, refreshing craft beer at local breweries, and taking a wine tour with Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours.

Local Events

The Santa Ynez Valley offers more than just memorable wine tours. The area is always offering local events that out-of-towners can enjoy. Like to paint? Look into Painting in the Vineyard where you get to paint the breathtaking scenery of one of our esteemed wineries. Or stop in at Refugio Ranch Tasting Room for live music, tasty food, and delicious wine.

Art & Culture

Enjoy quiet strolls through museums? In addition to our wine tours and everything else, the area also offers several museums that are sure to educate and entertain. Learn more about the local history at Santa Ynez Historical Museum and enjoy painting, sculptures, and photography at the Wildling Museum and ZFolio Gallery.

Luxurious Hotels

Get the full experience when you stay at one of our locally run hotels or inns. Stay at Ballard Inn or Svendsgaard’s Lodge for a quaint B&B like experience. Or stay at the Victorian Mansion with themed rooms ranging from 1950s drive-ins to a pirate ship. For those looking for a rustic feel, stay at Flying Flags RV Resort. Other options include Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa and Santa Ynez Inn which can offer luxury and relaxation.

Great Outdoors

Enjoy the local countryside and some fresh air picnicking at Figueroa Mountain or Nojoqui Falls Park. Enjoy a walk through Sedgwick Reserve. Want to get the full experience of Santa Ynez wine country? Take a horseback riding trip with Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding.


If you are looking for boutique shopping and specialty shops, you will have to make time to shop while you’re staying in the Santa Ynez Valley. Local artisans offer tourists jewelry, glassware, shoes, leather goods, porcelain, clothing, and more. Take home a one-of-a-kind item from the Santa Ynez Valley.


Enjoying wine tours in the Santa Ynez Valley and taking time to relax at a local spa go hand in hand. Get the most out of some well-deserved downtime at the Hadsten House Inn, Fess Parke Wine Country Inn, or Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort.

As you can see, there is a little bit of everything to enjoy when you come to the Santa Ynez Valley. Don’t miss a relaxing wine tour with Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours. Book your wine tour with us today!

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