Sports & Recreation
Are you ready to have some fun? Listed below you will find a wide variety of activities that will keep you busy throughout your stay here in Buellton.
Biking: One of the most beautiful and healthy ways to take in the Valley is by bike. Home to the AMGEN, Tour of California Time Trials for 3 consecutive years, as well as many other biking events, the Santa Ynez Valley offers a wide selection of bike trails for every riding level. Please visit: trafficsolutions.info for more information and bike maps.
Trikke: If you’ve never heard of Trikke, let us be the first to introduce you. Distributed right here in Buellton, Trikke is one of the most exciting ways to get around. This 3 wheeled cambering vehicle is available for all ages and skill levels. So fun, you won’t even realize that you’re getting a workout. For more information visit www.trikke.com, phone (805)693-0800 or stop by and visit at 597 Avenue of Flags #103, Buellton.
Hiking: Explore the Valley by foot. You’ll find a wide range of hiking trails throughout the Santa Ynez Valley and the greater Santa Barbara County. Get out with nature and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Visit: SantaBarbaraHikes.com for more hiking information and maps. Plan ahead and travel safely. For current conditions visit the Los Padres National Forest or call them at (805)968-6640 for more information.
Glider Rides: Feeling adventurous? Soar silently above the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and get a bird’s eye view of this magnificent land. Santa Barbara Soarings is located at the Santa Ynez Airport just minutes from Buellton. (805) 688-2517, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Visit SantaBarbaraSoaring.com
Hot Air Ballooning: What better way to experience the scenic Santa Ynez Valley than soaring in a Hot Air Balloon? This adventure lasts from 45min – 1 hour and takes you up over the rolling hills of vineyards and beautiful ranches. Truly a romantic and adventurous way to experience the Valley. Visit SantaBarbaraBalloonRides.com
Horseback riding: Don your boots, saddle-up, and hit the trail! There’s nothing more breathtaking than riding atop a beautiful horse as you venture out on the trail and take in the majestic views of the Santa Ynez Valley. Vino Vaqueros offers a ride into beautiful ranches and vineyards located in the Valley and end the ride with a glass of wine and the option for lunch. No experience necessary. Go ahead what are you waiting for? Please visit the following riding stables for more information Vino Vaqueros, Rancho Oso and Circle Bar B.
Golf: Remember to pack your clubs on your visit to Buellton. We have courses for every budget and every level, even beginners. If you’re looking for a challenge, you may be up for La Purisima, or Rancho San Marcos. For the moderate golfer, try The Alisal Rivercourse in Solvang. If you just like to get out there and swing or you only have time for 9, head over to Zaca Creek Golf Course in Buellton. Good Luck and hit ‘em straight.
Lake Cachuma: Located north of Santa Barbara off Hwy 154, Lake Cachuma offers narrated nature tours where you’ll be able to see waterfowl, osprey, hawks, bald eagles, and various other birds and wildlife. For reservations weekdays call: (805)688-5050 and for weekends call: (805)686-5055.
The Buellton Rec. Center - The Buellton Rec. Center offers many programs, trips, classes, along with a work-out facility and gymnasium. If you're looking for a place to stay fit while you're on vacation, contact the Buellton Rec. Center. Buellton Rec. Center Website
Parks & Picnic Areas
Riverview Park: Do the kids need to run off some energy? Do you need a little R&R? Head down to the River View Park located in Buellton to unwind, relax, and take in the beautiful view of the Santa Rita Hills. Located at the base of Sycamore Drive in Buellton. Open to the public, free access.
Oak Park: This beautiful park is located on the North side of Sycamore Drive in Buellton and includes a lush grass area complete with picnic tables and Barbeque pits, along with a fun play structure and public restrooms. This may be reserved through the City of Buellton at, (805)686-7433. 401 Sycamore Drive, Open to the public, free access.
Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden: The Botanic Garden is located at the west end of River View Park in Buellton and displays a variety of native plants. The garden serves as an educational venue for children and adults alike to learn about our native culture and plants. Beautiful displays of local art offer a surprise element to the park. Enjoy a stroll through the Botanic Gardens or take a picnic lunch and take in the tranquility of nature at its finest.
Nojoqui Falls County Park: Located south of Buellton this large park features a vast array of birds, wildlife, beautiful oak trees, and the famous Nojoqui Falls, which flows thru winter and spring. The park is free to the public and is open 8am to sunset. (805)934-6123.
Dog Park: Your four-legged friends will love you when you visit Buellton’s PAWS Dog Park located at 568 Dawn Drive.
Ostrich Land USA, INC.
610 E. Hwy. 246 Solvang, CA 93463
Restoration Oaks Ranch (Blueberry Farm)
1980 Highway 101
Buellton, CA 93427
Other Local Farms:
Alpacas de Los Olivos – (805)698-4540
Andre Organic Lavender - (805)350-0593 / (805)350-1945
Chaotic Exotics Orchid Ranch – (805)736-0040
Clairmont Farms – (805)688-7505
Classic Organic - 2330 Old Coast Hwy off 101 near Nojoqui Park sign
Morrell Nut & Berry Farm – (805)688-8969
OstrichLand – (805)686-9696
Quicksilver Ranch - (805)686-4002
Rancho Olivos – (805)686-9653
Seein' Spots Farm - (805)688-2275
Summerset Farms – (805)682-7800