Santa Ynez is a charming getaway near Santa Barbara, California. It is part of the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley.

The town of Santa Ynez has a charming Old West feel, with 1880s facades, feed stores, and crosswalks with horseshoes. 

Downtown Santa Ynez has boutique stores, galleries, and wine tasting rooms. 

A meal at S. Y. Kitchen in downtown Santa Ynez is a must! The restaurant offers exceptionally flavorful farm-to-table Italian dishes. 

There are many wineries you can visit near Santa Ynez for onsite tastings, often with beautiful views of the vineyards. 

Other towns in the Santa Ynez Valley are just a short drive or bike ride away. Solvang is famous for its Danish architecture, shopping, dining, and tasting rooms. 

Los Olivos has a charming downtown, with boutique shops, numerous tasting rooms, and art galleries.

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