Glamping 101, Cental California Wine Country
A surprisingly perfect pink Boler on the sign for “Pink trash" a Buellton thrift shop just down the road from Solvang. Check out some more photos below
We decided to take the Happier Campers up the coast this past weekend to do a little local exploration. We found some great new things and thought it would be good to share with our renters and readers
"Chief Long Fooot" checking out the surf!
Of course most great road trips out of LA on the 101 start with a night on the coast in Santa Barbra. We allways try to spend a night at Ocean Mesa, a fantastic campground and RV park just across the street from El Captian Stat beach. Ocean Mesa is a little more pricy then most parks, but there impeccable view, clean and serine park landscape and heated pool and hot tub make up for it. They even have cool yurts!
January in California, love it!
Check out there website here
Just down the road is a couple more great state beach parks, we stopped at Gaviota for the day, all of the parks are accessible for one flat $10 fee.
Camp overnight for $20 or just hang out for the day, the beach and coastline is beautiful, lots of room to breathe and the rangers are pleasant.
Solvang sits about 30 minutes north of Santa Barbra CA and is easily accessible by the 101.
"Solvang (Danish for ‘sunny field’) is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore."
From the city website
The city is meant for tourists and wine drinkers, its beautiful and easy to walk around and check out the little stores, restaurants, wine bars and cafes. Please try a Danish, there delicious! Also look out for some good finds in the thrift shops.
We had lunch and a drink at the Solvang Brewing Company, worth the wait for the Bloody Mary alone.
Lots of quirky cafe’s and thrift stores, check this place out,
And don’t forget the ostrich petting park :) @ www.ostrichlandusa.com
If you like the Movie Sideways your in for a treat, the entire film is shot in and around Solvang, Buellton and Los Olivos.
Be sure to stop by the Hitching Post, old Californian steak house for a drink, its featured in the movie
And finally, I decided to make this a separate post because its just too good.
Traveling down the 101 out of the corner of my eye i spotted a couple of “canned Ham” vintage trailers on top of a hill, i decided to exit the freeway and investigate, what i found was so awesome. Nestled Behind a little RV park is about 30 restored vintage Airstreams and caned ham trailers. All restored and refurbished with amazing style and detail, out for rent on the property.
The park is called Flying Flags, and is a really nice clean and stylish Camping and RV park in Buellton CA, about a mile from Sovang. The Manager was very kind and took me on a tour around every trailer in his golf cart. I took greats photos of all of them, so please go to the NEXT POST to see them all.
Enjoy California Everyday!