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Trip List by wkrik

L.A. Day trip: Costal Drive, Wineries, Casino, great food, and relaxation

5 Jun 2006  To relax, enjoy a drive, wine, and food
4.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Looking for a fun day trip of wine tasting, gambling, great food, beautiful landscape and beaches, this is a day trip from Los Angeles to Pismo beach with stops in Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Los Olivos. All in one full day.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Santa Barbara, Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Pismo Beach
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. 8am: Drive from LA towards Santa Barbara

    Once your out of Los Angeles enjoy the coastal drive up the 101

  • 2. 10am: Arrive in Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California

    Walk state street and have. Park near the bottom, walk up the blvd, then take the bus 25 cents back down to where you parked.

  • 3. 1pm: Drive to Santa Ynez Valley

    You have 3 options to visit here:
    A) Visit Solvang - See the Dutch touristy community and visit wine tasting outlets.
    B) Los Olivos - Enjoy wine tasting and outlets or drive to various wineries.
    C) Casino - have fun at the Indian Casino.

  • 4. ---- A) Solvang
    Solvang, California

    Lots of shopping can be done here, a bit touristy, but a fun time. Many locl Wineries around the area have store fronts for tasting.

  • 5. ---- B) Los Olivos
    Los Olivos, California

    Many Wineries cover the countryside or just go into the small town and taste rom several local storefront wineries.

  • 6. ---- C) Chumash Casino Resort Hotel
    Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, Santa Ynez, California

    Stop by the Chumash Casino for a little gambling fun.

  • 7. 4pm: Drive Hwy 154 North towards Pismo Beach
    Pismo Beach, California

    It is a great scenic drive with wineries along the way.

  • 8. 5:30pm: Arrive in Pismo Beach for dinner at Giuseppe's
    Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana, Pismo Beach, California

    EAT AT Giuseppe's! A must! (Opens at 5pm)

  • 9. 7:30pm: Walk the town or drive home Home.

    You can be home between 10pm-12am depending on how your day goes. If you want to stay in Pismo for the night. Book in advance the town fills up FAST!