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Family Adventure

Extend your stay at The Alisal and explore Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley for even more family-friendly adventures off the Ranch. Try your hand at virtual reality or an escape room. Want to feed some Ostrich or visit miniature horses? Your family will never get bored during your visit with so many choices. Here are some of our kid-friendly favorites:


Ostrich Land
(805) 686-9696
610 E Highway 246
Buellton, CA | Map
Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch
 (805) 686-4002
1555 Alamo Pintado Road
 Solvang, CA | Map

Seein’ Spots Farm
(805) 688-2275
2599 Baseline Avenue
Solvang, CA | Map


Solvang Moke Experience
(866) 523-6653
1510 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA | Map

Solvang Trolley & Carriage Tours
(866) 794-8958
1618 Copenhagen Drive
Solvang, CA | Map

Space VR (virtual reality)
 (805) 325-9769
320 Alisal Road, #104
Solvang, CA | Map

Museums & Missions

The Santa Ynez Valley has a variety of museums and historical locations that make for a great family adventure. Visit our Arts & Culture page for a full list.

Playgrounds & Outdoors

Hans Christian Andersen Park
775 Atterdag Road
Solvang, CA | Map
Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area
Near Los Olivos, CA | Los Padres National Forest—Santa Lucia District | Map
Nojoqui Falls Park
Alisal Road, south of The Alisal Guest Ranch (5-10 minute drive)
Solvang, CA | Map
River View Park & Santa Ynez Botanic Garden
151 Sycamore Drive
Buellton, CA | Map
Sunny Fields Park
900 Alamo Pintado Road
Solvang, CA | Map


Solvang Trolley

Solvang Trolley & Carriage Tours

Service Charges

The Alisal's 20% service charge is intended to eliminate the need for our guests to tip individual employees, as well as cover the cost of a variety of amenities provided to our guests. These include two water canteens and a bottle of Alisal wine at check-in, daily newspapers, complimentary WiFi internet access, fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Solvang village center, nightly hors d'oeuvres in the Oak Room bar, complimentary bicycles, wine tasting with Alisal wine partners, scheduled and seasonal entertainment and a variety of children's activities including barnyard and Kid's arts and crafts room.