SPOTLIGHT: Buellton – Top 5 Summer Experiences

Planning to hit the highway with your family for a summer road trip to California’s Central Coast? Make sure a stay in Buellton is on your list! We’ve rounded up the top five summer experiences to help inspire quality fun in the sun.

1. Shop Buellton, Get Rewarded

Whether you are filling up your tank or settling in for a weekend of fun, it’s rewarding to stop in Buellton! Spend $100 or more at any Buellton business (or businesses), then bring your receipts to the Visitors Center on Avenue of Flags for a free $25 gift card to a Buellton restaurant. Limit one card per person, per day. Get the details here!

2. A Resort With Something for Everyone

Planning a family gathering, and need accommodations for all tastes? Check out Flying Flags RV Resort! Not only do they have camp and RV sites; they also offer luxurious glamping options including perfectly appointed safari tents, comfortable private cabins and cottages, plus lovingly restored Airstreams. Accommodations aside, the resort features onsite dining, a variety of pools with cabanas and a splash pad for the kids, a general store, playgrounds, bocce courts, open spaces for bike riding, an off-leash dog park and more! Get excited by visiting their website here.

3. Explore The Great Outdoors on Horseback

Looking for a chance to connect with nature? Santa Ynez Valley Horseback Rides offers horseback riding excursions along the Santa Ynez River for riders ages 6+; and pony rides for ages 2+. All rides are limited to small groups or private experiences. Learn more here.

4. Get Your Hands Dirty (at Community Clayworks)

A brand new activity on the already popular Industrial Way scene is one-time classes at Community Clayworks! Have fun and get messy as the instructor walks you through the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel, applying glaze and firing. Once completed, your finished piece can be picked up at a later date or shipped for an additional fee. Learn more here.

5. Meet Us in Buellton Podcast

We recently introduced a brand new Buellton podcast as part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network! Each episode features the stories behind iconic Buellton locations and provides helpful trip planning tips for those who are new to the area. Want to hear about the history of Pea Soup Andersen’s Restaurant? We have an episode for that! Listen here, and find new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Ready to plan your trip? Learn more at!

Download or Request a Central Coast Visitors Map here.

Discover all of California’s Central Coast here.

June 2021


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