Rusack Winery

Visitors Jeff and Charly Stanek, left, and Scott and Amy Miller at Rusack vineyards near Los Olivos. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

El Capitan Canyon, 11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara; (805) 685-3887, This 300-acre refuge, 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, is outfitted with cedar cabins and canvas safari tents. There's also a restaurant and store. From April through November, most cabins are $225-$355 a night, safari tents $155. Rates drop $10-$40 December-March.

Ocean Mesa at El Capitan, 100 El Capitan Terrace Lane, Santa Barbara; (805) 879-5751, Bring your own tent or RV; it supplies the heated swimming pool and laundry room. 20 tent sites $40-$50; 80 RV sites $70-$90.

Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara; (805) 967-0066, Dinner main dishes $21.50-$31.

Greenhouse Bistro, 487 Atterdag Road, Solvang; (805) 688-8408, Lunches up to $13.50.

Succulent Café & Trading Co., 1555 Mission Drive, Solvang; (805) 691-9235, Lunches top out at $11.50. Dinner main dishes $18-$26.

Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang; (805) 688-4815, Admission $5 for a self-guided tour.

Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant, 409 1st St., Solvang; (805) 688-1703, Eleven rooms and suites, many with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Breakfast is included. The restaurant serves dinner Thursdays through Sundays. Rooms for two usually $185-$295.

Hamlet Inn, 1532 Mission Drive, Solvang; (805) 688-4413, Formerly the Hamlet Motel, this hip spot went Danish Modern and added free bikes. Fifteen units, $79-$199.

PCPA Theaterfest (a.k.a. the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts), 1100 S. Bradley Road, Santa Maria, and 420 2nd St., Solvang; (805) 922-8313, Live theater in Santa Maria and Solvang, depending on the season.

Hitching Post II, 406 E. Highway 246, Buellton; (805) 688-0676, Dinner only. Main dishes $22.95-$49.95.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing, 45 Industrial Way, Buellton; (805) 694-2252, Beer samplers for $6, pints for $5.

Pea Soup Andersen's Inn, 51 E. Highway 246; Buellton; (805) 688-3216, Ninety-seven rooms, heated pool, putting green. Rooms for two $69-$149; family suite $99-$169.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, 1054 Alisal Road, Solvang; (805) 688-6411, All rates include breakfast and dinner. Rooms and suites $515-$680 a night, plus $55-$85 for each child age 3 or older, plus12% service charge. Two-night minimum.

Los Olivos Wine Merchant Café, 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos; (805) 688-7265, Nice big spinach salad for lunch. Dinner main dishes $14-$28. Wine list: 37 pages.

Jedlicka's Saddlery, 2883 Grand Ave., Los Olivos; (805) 688-2626, Hats, boots, shirts, saddles, etc.

Artisans' Gallery, 2432 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos; (805) 452-2128, Art and crafts in a charming shed.

Wildling Museum, 2928 San Marcos Ave., Los Olivos; (805) 688-1082, Outdoorsy art.

Quicksilver Ranch, 1555 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; (805) 686-4002, Miniature horses.

Rusack Vineyards, 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang; (805) 688-1278, Tasting room open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tasting $9.

Sides Hardware & Shoes, 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos; (805) 688-4820, Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Sundays. Dinner main dishes $18-$28.