Santa Ynez is a cute town with wild west buildings and restaurants in beautiful Victorian houses. The main strip is Sagunto Street and there are several nice sections to it. On the east end of the street, Trattoria Grappolo is in a strip of old west buildings that are just gorgeous! Maverick Saloon looks like a happening, rough-around-the-edges spot. Or stop and have a coffee on the front porch of Longhorn Coffee Shop and Bakery.
Walk along Sagunto Street admiring the flowers, towering grain mill, trellises overtaken with vines, and weeping trees.
Further west down Sagunto Street (unfortunately there's not much shade), there are more stores and restaurants. A historical museum with a colorful flower garden out front offers exhibits about the Santa Ynez Valley, an inner courtyard, and an additional building exhibiting carriages and stagecoaches. On the far west end of Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez Park is a hilly park with trees, bbqs, and a playground.
Some other wonderful places to go in the area are Quicksilver Ranch with its miniature horses, Clairmont Lavendar Farm in the summer when the lavendar is in bloom, and Sunny Fields Playground, a medieval-themed wonderland.
For a fun night out in Santa Ynez, see a concert at Chumash Casino.
Exit Highway 101 at Highway 246 and head east toward Santa Ynez. You will pass through the colorful Danish town of Solvang. Turn north (left) on Edison Street and then right on Sagunto Street and park along the road.
Longhorn Coffee Shop, 3687 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez 93460, call (805) 688-5912.
Trattoria Grappolo, 3687 Sagunto St, (805) 688-6899.
Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St, (805) 686-4785.
My mom and I went to a Tower of Power concert at the casino a few years back, and I agree, nice place!)
I started vacationing in Santa Ynez at the casino as a kid with my family. It was about close enough to make it an easy drive yet far enough that you feel like you're a million miles away. One day I'll take my own kids.)
Miss SY :()
Last Updated: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:30:04 GMT