Los Olivos

Los Olivos, a charming historic town that is home to various celebrities, is one of five communities (with Ballard, Buellton, Solvang, and Santa Ynez) that make up the Santa Ynez Valley. In 1861, the Overland Coast Line Stage Station was established in Ballard, just south of Los Olivos. The stage coach route ran from San Francisco to Los Olivos, then to Los Angeles and San Diego. Boasting expansive views of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is noted for its ever-expanding line of wine-tasting rooms (more than 40), its love of the arts, unique shopping, epicurean restaurants, fun festivals, antiques, high quality inns, and recreational landscapes. Foxen Canyon Wine Trail starts in Los Olivos and stretches north, winding its way through beautiful wineries and vineyards. Singer Michael Jackson's property Neverland Ranch is located about 5 miles north of the quaint town. There are also a number of large thoroughbred horse ranches in the area.