Taste Your Way Through the Santa Ynez Valley

Taste Your Way Through the Santa Ynez Valley

Although the movie Sideways brought international attention to the Santa Ynez Valley wineries in the early 2000s, this area had been producing world-class wines long before then. The various cities and roads connecting the Santa Ynez Valley has 100-plus wineries, and with plenty of hotels and fine dining around the region, this area makes for the ultimate wine vacation — particularly during the harvest season. There are plenty of tours in the valley that provide a safe way to navigate the numerous locations and taste some of the finest wines in the Santa Ynez Valley. Take a visit to the Santa Ynez Valley this fall and learn about the grape harvest while giving one of these wineries a try.

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Cannabis Experiences Bloom  on the Central Coast

Cannabis Experiences Bloom on the Central Coast

By Barbara Verde

Cannabis is stepping out in high style on the Central Coast After years of enjoying voter-approved recreational consumption status or 21+ adults, upscale cannabis experiences are beginning to beckon in a region already known for fine wine-making and phenomenal foodie delights. Some might say the Central Coast is the perfect place for cannabis tourism to bloom.

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2021 Fall Events

2021 Fall Events

The Central Coast has a calendar full of fun activities and events to check out.

Due to COVID-19 all events are tentative and their dates are subject to change. We encourage you to call ahead or visit the event’s website!

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Choose your own path with Los Padres Outfitters

Choose your own path with Los Padres Outfitters

By Zachary Rosen

Nothing symbolizes California more than the iconic image of the Western cowboy. While those days may have passed, Graham Goodfield has actually lived it, spending his entire life around horses and ranchers. A third generation Carpinteria resident, his grandmother was a “horse woman” who began teaching Graham how to ride when he was around 3 years old. Graham grew up working at several of the local ranches, and was later mentored by longtime rancher Tony Alvis. Tony taught Graham all about cattle wrangling and riding in the Los Padres National Forest and other trails. Today, Graham owns and operates Los Padres Outfitters with his wife Hannah and their children.

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Backroads: Cayucos to San Simeon

Backroads: Cayucos to San Simeon

By Bennett Barthelemy

“Slow the f-* down! Get out of the car and pee — feel the earth,” my partner Rita admonished me. Her words were softened by her relaxed bright smile as I dove the van aggressively into the well-crowned twists of Old Creek Road out of Cayucos. She then challenged me to find three bird species and to identify them. I listened to her, and looked for the birds, and even stopped periodically. The drive was exponentially enhanced.

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