The Santa Ynez Valley is a cute town outside Santa Barbara, California. This valley full of breathtaking views sits between the Santa Ynez and the San Rafael mountains. The valley contains adorable little towns such as Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Ynez and the village of Ballard. 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. Though Solvang is the most populated, it’s also the top of a tourists destination list, with a hundred thousand visitors or more a year making the lodging options quite tight, so moving to another small town for lodging may be a more sensible option.
The Danish theme that flows over Solvang isn’t just for local shops it also follows suit for the more corporate buildings as well like hotels and restaurants. With the most beautiful tourist shops, restaurants, landmarks, wine tasting and local markets, Solvang is a wonderful place to visit. 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. Popular hotels of the area are the Kronberg Inn, Solvang Ca Hotel and the Hadsten House, all wonderful and within a few blocks of the main street that runs through town. Solvang also offers a more comfortable stay in the hospitality industry such as a plethora of bed and breakfasts to accommodate to your needs.
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. It is a more cost effective option due to the lower tourist interaction.
But in the area of Santa Ynez, entertainment is nice at the Chumash Casino and Resort. The Chumash Casino offers so much entertainment and attractions, finding something to do will be as simple as turning the corner with twenty four hour gaming, slot machines, table games and a live poker room it’s perfect for all your entertainment needs. If games aren’t your forte, the Chumash Casino also holds three restaurants and gift shops. Chumash is also a great place for a show, or concert that has attracted Sheryl Crow, Meat Loaf and Penn & Teller. Chumash is known for a variety of things, such as martial arts fights and the occasional boxing, which is great for a variety of entertainment. Santa Yenz is also a quite family oriented place with fishing, hiking, biking, golfing and horseback riding.
Plan your next trip in the Santa Yenz Valley for your next vacation!