Santa Ynez Valley Trails Week Events
Saturday, June 2:
National Trails Day Work Project at Midland School Ranch
Wild Horse Sanctuary Tour: Return to Freedom
Experience a vital link to our living history: America's wild horses! Learn about the origins of the horse in America, how they shaped American cultures, what they face in the world today and what we are doing to preserve them. Watch a 10 minute introductory DVD in the barn, engage in a brief Q&A, then head out to meet the herds and see the sanctuary. The tour will focus on the diversity, individual stories and the historical significance of America's wild horses. Light refreshments will be provided. Suggested minimum donation $25 per adult, $10 for children under 12. 10am-12pm
Sunday, June 3rd:
Hike hosted by the Santa Barbara Outdoors Foundation.
Monday, June 4th:
For a list of transportation companies that can help you enjoy the wine trail safely click here.
Tuesday, June 5th:
Beer Trail Day. Explore the beer trail with our brand new beer trail map. For beer tasting venues and a map please visit www.syvbeer.com.
For a list of transportation companies that can help you enjoy the beer trail safely click here.
Wednesday, June 6th:
Locavore Trail Day. Visit the Solvang Farmer's Market or any number of local farmstands and support your local farmers. Local olive oils such as Rancho Olivos or Global Gardens pair well with fresh bread from a local bakery. Take home a local Santa Ynez Valley gift of lavendar, honey or even Ostrich eggs!
Thursday, June 7th:
Bike Trail Day. Whether you're a leisurely bike rider or a marathon rider, the Santa Ynez Valley has many bike trails for you to explore.
Friday, June 8th:
Water Trails Day. Enjoy lakes, water falls or even head down to the Santa Ynez river bed (on Alisal in Solvang or off Avenue of Flags in Buellton) for hikes, boating, and other trail tours.
NOJOQUI FALLS: Visit the falls and then head over to Nojoqui Falls ATV Tours and explore the area on an ATV. Nojoqui Falls ATV Tours is offering a 15% discount if you mention "Trails Week" for reservations from June 2-9th, 2012.
Saturday, June 9th:
1.) Santa Ynez Valley Historic Trails Day. Features Old Santa Ynez Day, Spaghetti Western Dinner at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum. For a self-guided tour take a look at the Santa Ynez Valley Stagecoach Trail. The stagecoach was deeply involved in the history of the Santa Ynez Valley. The stagecoach ran from San Francisco to Yuma, Arizona, passing through the Valley as early as 1858. In 1860, a stage station was established near what is now the town of Ballard. Take a drive on the Stagecoach Trail and end your drive at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum to learn more.
2.) Volunteer Day at Return to Freedom, an American Wild Horse Sanctuary
PO Box 926, Lompoc, CA
The second Saturday of each month meet up with other volunteers and Return to Freedom staff as we push up our sleeves and tackle various projects around the ranch ~ gardening, carpentry, manure scooping, painting, fence repair, sustainability projects, habitat preservation, event preparation, and more. Bring your own lunch. Light refreshments provided. 9am-4pm, followed by a short hike to see the herds at 4pm.
3.) Sanford Winery & Vineyard
(805) 735-5900 ext. 7001
Deals below are valid from June 2-9, 2012. Reservations are recommended for hotel stays, tours and activities.
King Frederik Inn
Any reservation made for Sunday-Thursday, June 3-7 will be 20% off Rack Rate. Please mention "Santa Ynez Valley Trails Week" when making your reservation.
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
Sanford Winery & Vineyard
Segway Tours of Solvang- Trails Week Deal
Segway Tours of Solvang is the best way to experience Solvang, the surrounding area and all of the beautiful sites. This 1 hour loop includes the neighborhood streets of Solvang, its main tourist district, and surrounding attractions. Reserve today for the best tour in town. Receive 50% OFF of our City Tour.
Solvang Brewing Company- Trails Week Deals
#1 PURCHASE A SOLVANG BREWING COMPANY PINT OF BEER AND RECEIVE 50% OFF SOFT PRETZELS APPITEZER SERVED WITH ALE FONDUE.
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