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Los Olivos

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Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops · Farmers Markets

Popular things to do in Los Olivos

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Fess Parker
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Duration: 2 hours
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Firestone Vineyard
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Carhartt Vineyard
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Andrew Murray Vineyards
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Los Olivos is a census-designated place in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. The ZIP Code is 93441, and the community is inside area code 805. The population was 1,132 at the 2010 census.HistorySometime around 1880, on a bluff overlooking Alamo Pintado Creek, just north of the town of Ballard, a two-story house was built, with a wide, covered front porch and neatly symmetrical arched windows in the center gable, situated on prime farmland. It became the property of twenty-two-year-old Alden March Boyd, of Albany, New York, when he paid $8,000 for "157 acres, more or less, together with the dwelling house," in 1885. He planted five thousand olive trees, and called it Rancho De Los Olivos. The 1880s were a boom time for California. On November 16, 1887, the Pacific Coast Railway line extension from Los Alamos was completed. The developers of the narrow-gauge railway first named their town El Olivar, then El Olivos, and finally Los Olivos, after Boyd's nearby ranch.Los Olivos is one of five communities (with Ballard, Buellton, Solvang, and Santa Ynez) that make up the Santa Ynez Valley. The town is near SR 154, a scenic road from Santa Barbara over San Marcos Pass, through the coastal Santa Ynez Mountains. Los Olivos was connected by the narrow gauge railroad to points north as far as San Luis Obispo until the train made its last run in 1934. The southern terminus of the railroad was in front of Mattei's Tavern, where a stagecoach line continued over San Marcos Pass into Santa Barbara. The tavern is still in operation, and is one of the highlights of the area, with a well-respected restaurant and historic charm. Our United States tour app combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

Side trips from Los Olivos

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Sunstone Winery Santa Ynez
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Casino
Chumash Casino Santa Ynez
2.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Valley
Santa Ynez Valley Santa Ynez
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Bridlewood Estate Winery Santa Ynez
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Los Olivos

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Demetria Winery & Vineyard
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Stolpman Vineyards
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Koehler Winery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Epiphany Cellars
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Los Olivos

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Farmers Market
Global Gardens
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Tercero Wines
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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The Sanger Family of Wines
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Los Olivos

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Los Olivos General Store
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

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