The Santa Ynez Valley is particularly a river valley that you can find in the north of Santa Barbara in California where you must drive about 45minutes. What flanks the valley on the west and on the east are the Santa Ynez Mountains and San Rafael Mountains, respectively. As you explore this valley, you will see Solvang that is well known for its amazing town that has a Danish style and feel to it. For the most exquisite wine tasting experience, you can check out Los Olivos that has great storefronts as well Buellton that is a town of commerce. This valley is also comprised of a small community that is Ballard and also has the town of Santa Ynez that is found near the Chumash Casino Resort.
If you are thinking of exploring what this valley offers, do know that you have a lot of accommodation options and Santa Ynez hotels to choose from. Among the many areas found in this valley, Solvang stands out as the biggest city from the others. That being said, it is here that there are more than 5,000 people thriving in the location and over 700 guest rooms being offered by their Solvang hotels and lodges. A lot of tourists from across the globe have grown attracted to Solvang making it one of the most popular destinations for more than a million tourists every single year. Even so, there are other valley communities that will be able to give you a wide range of lodging options.
You see Danish theme just about anywhere in this village where when you look at their Solvang hotels, they come with Danish style room interiors as well as exterior architecture. Solvang is a city that can easily be explored by foot with more than 150 shops for apparel, gifts, antiques, arts and crafts, restaurants, bakeries, and wine tasting rooms. In this city, you will find three parks, four windmills, and historic landmarks as well.
There is no better place but Solvang when it comes to serving as your base to which you can check out various areas and attractions of the valley. Within 10 miles of the entire Solvang, you see more than 30 wineries there. When this city is the place that you want to live in to explore the valley, choose from bed and breakfast options to Solvang hotels in the area. From the main street through this town, you will find all the most popular Solvang hotels just on Mission Drive or within a few blocks of it.
The city Santa Ynez also has a number of lodging and accommodation options. Santa Ynez hotels are more affordable than Solvang hotels. For a place that is free from dullness and is a lot of fun, you can just go south in Santa Ynez and check into the Chumash Casino Resort for more fun and games. With over 100 rooms and guest suites, this is a hotel that bears a four-star diamond rating.