Los Olivos, In the California Countryside

Los Olivos – Small and charming

Anthony Bourdain:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, this charming little historic town is a gem.

Los Olivos, In the California Countryside
Los Olivos, In the California Countryside

With a grand view of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is famous for its art galleries, wine tasting opportunities, restaurants, antiques, a great countryside and friendly residents found throughout the village.

Foxen Canyon Wine Trail starts in Los Olivos and stretches north, winding its way through beautiful wineries and vineyards.

In 1861 the stage coach route ran from San Francisco to Los Olivos, then on to Los Angeles and all the way down to San Diego.

Anticipating the arrival of the Pacific Coast Railway, land auctions were held in 1887, creating the quaint village of Los Olivos.

The town was first named after a nearby ranch made up of 5,000 olive trees.

Distinct victorian architecture is found throughout this little western village. Some of the downtown buildings and residences date back more than a hundred years.

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