Near Santa Barbara there is a cute little scenic valley called the Santa Ynez Valley. The scenic valley is between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the San Rafael Mountains. The valley contains numerous activities, such as sight seeing in Solvang; shopping and wine tasting, and the Chumash Casino Resort. Santa Ynez is a place full of activities and lodging. Solvang being a more populated area, it has a lot more lodging accommodations. 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.
Solvang being a Danish themed community, a lot of hotels and other corporate like buildings follow the theme. With the most beautiful tourist shops, restaurants, landmarks, wine tasting and local markets, Solvang is a wonderful place to visit. Solvang has the most centrally located availability for adventuring throughout the surrounding local communities and the valley. If you are looking for a great place to go wine tasting in California, Solvang has 30 wineries within a 10 mile radius. 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. Solvang also offers a more comfortable stay in the hospitality industry such as a plethora of bed and breakfasts to accommodate to your needs.
Just north of Solvang, is Santa Yenz that offers other hotels 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.
Entertainment for the gambling bunch is great in Santa Ynez with the Chumash Casino and Resort. The major attraction in Santa Yenz for a lot of adults is the Chumash Casino, with it’s twenty four hour gaming with slots, table games, bingo and live poker its a great attraction for adults. 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. Chumash also offers mixed martial arts fights and boxing matches which is great if your in Solvang or Santa Yenz because it’s only a short drive to 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!