A Day Trip to Santa Ynez Wine Country...With Kids!

Alex and I have always loved spending time in the Santa Ynez, Solvang, Los Olivos area.  Just north of Santa Barbara, it's close enough to LA to make it up and back in one day, and also has a handful of adorable places to stay if we decide to turn it into a weekend away.  When Adam was born, it was our first overnight adventure as a new little family.  As babies our kids were totally happy to snooze in a carrier all day, while we would wander around the cute little towns, visit wineries, and eat yummy food.  Now that our kids are older, we've gravitated towards the charming parks, wide open fields, and wineries with fun outdoor activities that we can all play together.

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