Avenue of Flags
Avenue Of Flags runs parallel to the southbound side of Highway 101, and was the original location of the coast highway when it first came to Buellton in 1917. When the coast highway was moved to its current location in the 1960s, the old highway lanes and grass medians from the original highway remained. In a dedication ceremony hosted by the state’s Governor Ronald Reagan on September 28, 1968, this route was renamed Avenue Of Flags. Many of the buildings you see here today were built to service highway travelers in the early 1900s, and maintain their historic character in present day. Because of its original history, a walking tour of Avenue Of Flags destinations is possible but not recommended. We suggest exploring the immediate area that you are in, and then moving your vehicle when you are ready to visit new points of interest down the road.
- Pick up art supplies and stay for a painting class at Gypsy Studios.
- Enjoy the specially curated collection at Standing Sun Art Gallery, then attend a live performance at Standing Sun Live.
- Learn about our town history from Buellton Historical Society; located above the gift shop at Pea Soup Andersen’s.
- Schedule a private tour through a collection three generations in the making at Mendenhall’s Museum of Gas Pumps & Petroliana.
- Play nine holes at Zaca Creek Golf Course.
- Find seasonal fruits and veggies at Santa Rosa Road’s Organic Farm Stand.
- Family Friendly: Mother Hubbard’s Restaurant, Pea Soup Andersen’s Restaurant, Ellen’s Danish Pancake House
- Dine-In or Take-Away: Gino’s Pizza, California Tacos, Flying Flags RV Resort’s Campfire Café