Many of Santa Barbara’s most popular attractions are close to Ballard, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s list is the fabulous Fiddlehead Cellars and the ever-popular Bridlewood Winery. Also worth checking out are the Hans Christian Andersen Museum and the Mission Santa Ines.
Santa Barbara is celebrated throughout the world as the home of the Mission Santa Barbara. This popular attraction is 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the heart of the city.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Pay a visit to the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art in Solvang, to get your fill of art.
Those travelling without kids will love an hour or two at Gainey Vineyard in Santa Ynez.
At the end of a busy day taking in the sights around Ballard, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Hadsten House, Solvang, the Kronborg Inn, Solvang, and the Wine Valley Inn, Solvang.