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Santa Ynez

Where the Old West Meets Modern Sophistication

Guests looking to step back into the Old West need to look no further than Santa Ynez, CA. Set in the northern part of Santa Barbara County in the Santa Ynez Valley, this small unique town blends California’s past with its present to create a perfect place for a weekend holiday. The area is filled with rolling hills, wide meadows, orchards, horse ranches and Spanish Missions making it an idyllic destination. Its inland location gives it a climate and environment that is perfect for enjoying the outdoors with endless opportunities for adventure. It’s these same factors that allow the region to produce some of the state’s best grapes, making Santa Ynez a top destination for wine lovers. In fact, it was the Santa Ynez Valley that was featured in the Hollywood wine-focused feature, Sideways. The area wineries all open their doors to offer guests the opportunity to taste and buy premium Chardonnays, Grenache-Syrahs and Pinot Noirs.

While walking through the streets of downtown Santa Ynez, it may be hard for guests to tell if it is 1887 or 2017. Saloons, feed shops and horse hitches sit beside sophisticated galleries, premium wine shops and fun boutiques. Santa Ynez’s gourmet restaurants take advantage of the regions agricultural roots to offer everything from locavore and haute gourmet cuisine to authentic Mexican food and tri-tip barbecue. An unforgettable way to see the Santa Ynez Valley is with a hot air balloon or glider ride. The areas climate and features give it conditions that make it perfect for hitting the skies for a ride that is both relaxing and exhilarating. For some gaming fun, guests can head over to Chumash Casino, which is just outside of Santa Ynez. Las Vegas style gambling, delicious dining and top performances all make Chumash Casino a great place for an evening of excitement.

Private Aircraft Charter to Santa Ynez FAQ

What do I need to think about when chartering to Santa Ynez?

The fact that Santa Ynez is in a fairly secluded location does not mean that getting there will be difficult. Closest to Santa Ynez is Santa Maria Municipal Airport – SMX – which is about 30 miles and a 30-minute drive to the north. Guests using SMX will find that its location makes it a perfect airport to add a visit to places like Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo County, set just to the north. A second option is 38 miles south of Santa Ynez at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport – SBA. SBA is perfect for guests who will also be spending time in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Montecito. SBA and SMX both regularly see airline service and have the runways and facilities that can handle all sizes of business jets. Guests arriving in a turboprop can also use the tiny Santa Ynez Airport – IZA. IZA is a nice, quiet airport that is only five minutes from Santa Ynez and easily the closest and most convenient airport to Santa Ynez.

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