Ballard Inn & Restaurant, 2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard; (805) 688-7770, http://www.ballardinn.com. 15 rooms, individually themed, $245-$315 a night. Restaurant offers dinner Wednesdays-Sundays. Main dishes from about $30.
Santa Ynez Inn, 3627 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez; (805) 688-5588, http://www.santaynezinn.com. Twenty rooms in a modern building with Victorian trappings, priced $225-$495.
ForFriends Inn (formerly Edison Street Inn), 1121 Edison St., Santa Ynez; (805) 693-0303, http://www.forfriendsinn.com. Seven units in three buildings, including a Water Tower suite. Rates $250-$295.
Full of Life Flatbread Pizza, 225 W. Bell St., Los Alamos; (805) 344-4400, http://www.fulloflifefoods.com. Organic pizzas. Open for dinner Thursdays-Sundays. Main dishes $14-$25.
Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market, 406 Bell St., Los Alamos; (805) 344-4609, bellstreetfarm.com. Sandwiches, salads, sweets up to $12.50. Picnic baskets, wine-tasting, kitchen products. Open Fridays-Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Café Quackenbush, 458 Bell St., Los Alamos; (805) 344-5181, http://www.generalstoreca.com. Breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches. Main dishes $9.95-$21.95. Adjoins the Art Brut Gallery.
1880 Union Hotel, 362 Bell St., Los Alamos; (805) 344-2744, 1880unionhotel.com. Fourteen historic rooms, creaky floors, vintage lobby, restaurant and saloon. Rooms for two $135-$215, more for a suite.
Skyview Motel, 9150 U.S. Highway 101, Los Alamos; (805) 344-3770, theskyviewmotel.com. Thirty-two rooms, pool. Rooms for two $75-$85.
Jalama Beach County Park, 9999 Jalama Road, Lompoc; (805) 736-3504, http://www.countyofsb.org/parks/parks06.aspx?id=9186. Beach, camping, general store and grill serving breakfast and lunch, including beloved burgers. Admission $10 a vehicle (unless you stay less than an hour and eat at the store). Campsites $20-$40. Cabins $100-$200 night a night.
Wine Ghetto, 1501-1597 E. Chestnut Ave. and nearby, Lompoc; http://www.lompocghetto.com. Nineteen tasting rooms, most of them open Thursdays-Sundays, but no restaurants.
La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc; (805) 733-3713, http://www.lapurisimamission.org. Admission $6 per vehicle.
Foxen Winery & Vineyard, 7600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; (805) 937-4251, http://www.foxenvineyard.com. Solar-powered winery and tasting room open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $10 tasting includes five wines. Foxen also does tasting at 7200 Foxen Canyon Road.
Hitching Post; 3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia; (805) 937-6151, http://www.hitchingpost1.com. Steaks $25-$46, more for lobster.