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Vacation Virtually in Buellton, CA

Take a well-deserved break with a virtual escape

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Welcome, fellow would-be travelers! It’s a camp we never expected to find ourselves in. Summer is stretching out before us in long, golden days, but with it comes a sigh of uncertainty. When can we get back to normal? Will we be able to take our well-deserved trips and vacations? While we traverse these uncharted waters, it’s likely that we’re planning more trips to the grocery store than getaways to a far-off cities.

But take heart. There are still ways to invoke your inner wanderlust from the comfort of your own home. Consider this your guidebook and invitation to vacation virtually in Buellton, CA. There’s something for everyone, with virtual tours of vineyards, famous recipes made public, even coloring pages and puzzles of favorite Buellton attractions.

So, let’s go ahead and get started! Welcome to Buellton, CA, the small town with BIG adventure. What would you like to do first?

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See the Sights Virtually Virtually

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Discovering stunning scenery and awe-inspiring sights is one of the best parts of traveling, and Buellton has just the scenic vistas and attractions you’ve been craving. What are you in the mood for today?

nojoqui falls park

Follow trickling streams along lush hiking trails to find the dazzling Nojoqui Falls, a waterfall oasis tucked amongst towering oak trees.

Alma Rosa Vineyard & Winery

Longing for lush vineyards? Head to wine country to discover the rolling emerald hills of the Alma Rosa Vineyards. Thirsty for more than beautiful views? You’re in luck—Alma Rosa ships their fine varietals across the country.

Botanic Garden Willow Maze

For a breath of fresh air that’s also a workout for your mind, head to the Willow Maze at Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden. This short stroll has twists and turns, and you’ll be “a-mazed” by what you find.

Cachuma Lake

Water lapping against the side of your boat, the sun shining down on you—nothing beats the tranquility of a day on the lake. Experience it for yourself with a quick trip to Cachuma Lake.

Figueroa Mountain

Take your virtual vacation to new heights with a quick stop at the top of Figueroa Mountain. From here, you’ll be able to see the Santa Ynez Valley in all its verdant green grandeur. It’s a sight well worth the climb—or in this case, the internet bandwidth.

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Grab a Bite Virtually

Getting a taste of the local flavor is one of the best parts of traveling—and in Buellton, there’s plenty of flavors to sample! Wishing you could bring some of the delicious delicacies of Buellton to your own table?

We can help you—even if you live outside of our delivery zone.
Andersen's Pea Soup

Andersen’s Pea Soup

This classic split pea soup recipe has been pleasing crowds of diners for more than 90 years at Pea Soup Andersen’s and has created a massive following. Now, this famous mixture of onion, split peas, cayenne and more is yours for the making!

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Virtual Wine Tasting with Santa Barbara Wine Country

Virtual Wine Tasting with Santa Barbara Wine Country

Pamper your palate and support Buellton vineyards by indulging in a virtual wine tasting. Simply choose from a list of winery partners, order your wines, and then log in for your own virtual wine tasting!

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At Home Wine Tasting Kits with McClain Cellars

At Home Wine Tasting Kits with McClain Cellars

With the Coronavirus forcing all of us to stay close to home, the team at McClain Cellars created a "wine tasting package" for our further away fans to enjoy in the privacy of your own home! Explore their current 1oz and 2oz packages here, and have some of Buellton's best new wines shipped right to your door. Coordinate with your friends and family in other areas, and plan a virtual tasting with the McClain's team for a real Tasting Room experience from your couch!

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Solvang Bakery Decorating Kits

Solvang Bakery Decorating Kits

Nothing is so sweet as reliving favorite vacation memories through carefully chosen souvenirs, so these shippable baking kits from Solvang Bakery are doubly sweet! Create colorful cookie perfection in your house with pre-assembled “Quarantine Gingerbread Houses” and jaw-dropping cookie kits.

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God’s Country Provisions Doughnuts

God’s Country Provisions Doughnuts

Vacationing virtually from the great state of California? Get a heavenly treat from God’s Country Provisions with a freshly baked Arts and Craft Doughnut kit. But be sure to order early—these fan favorites sell out weekly!

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Find Fun & Games

Of course, no vacation would be complete without letting loose and having fun. So, go ahead, brighten up your virtual vacation with a game or two.
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Color Me Impressed

Have you tried the coloring craze yet? Not only is it fun to do, but studies also suggest it offers the same mental benefits as meditation! Sharpen your colored pencils and get ready to color your way through Buellton. You can print pages from familiar spots, like Ostrichland USA or Buscador Winery.

Pieces of Buellton

Pieces of Buellton

Love Buellton to pieces? So do we. That’s why we teamed up with Jigsaw Planet to create a collection of Buellton puzzles! It’s all online, and there’s a puzzle for every level. Dive into fun and get those mental gears churning while you put together Buellton icons like Santa Barbara Blueberries or Cookie Vixen’s cookie and wine pairing!

A virtual getaway isn't the same as getting to explore a place you love in person…

Heading home after a vacation—even a virtual one—is always a bittersweet experience. While you have enjoyed your time away, you’re left wishing that your trip could go on just one or two more days.

Right now, that longing might be extra strong. A virtual getaway isn’t the same as getting to experience a place you love in person. But know this:

When you are able to visit, the town of Buellton will be waiting with open arms. We’ll be here for outdoor adventures, for wine and beer tastings, for Sideways movie tours and family getaways. We can’t wait to see you. And until then?

Tell your favorite travel buddy to download a Buellton Backdrop and “Zoom” to your heart’s content. There’s no better time for a virtual vacation.

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