We recently spent Memorial Day weekend in a little town outside of Santa Barbara called Los Olivos. Christian and I love this town and have visited quite a few times, walking from tasting room to tasting room, listening to music on the patios under palm trees and tasting wine. This would most definitely be my happy place.
So when Christian suggested renting a house with a pool for the long weekend and bringing my brother, his amazing wife Anna and their two littles, Edie and Rowan (and one on the way!) – of course I was onboard. We actually managed not to get in the pool, yet we all took full advantage of the surprise massage chair in the house – go figure!
Because we’ve been so many times, I thought I would share again some of my favorite spots (I also shared some two years ago in this post) –
Saarloos & Sons (kid-friendly) – we will sit around here for hours. Sometimes they’ll open the backyard, which is usually reserved for club members, and there’s cornhole and picnic tables around this beautiful wine barrels with succulents (pictured above). It’s so fun!
Coquelicot Estate (kid friendly) – they have bocce ball and an awesome patio area to hang out!
Epiphany (kid friendly) – they have a gorgeous patio with a huge palm tree that decorates it. You can often spot really cute dogs here too – and you know I love that. This is Christian’s favorite spot!
Daniel Gehrs (kid-friendly)
Fess Parker (kid friendly) – huge picnic area and grass lawn where you can bring your own lunch and watch kids run around, really fun spot!
Zaca Mesa Vineyard (kid friendly) – live music and a giant chess board!
Los Olivos Grocery – they have an awesome deli and tons of great pick-up items if you want to picnic at a vineyard.
Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe – featured in Sideways, lots of delicious items on this menu. My brother and his wife love the black and bleu salad, their pizzas are also really good!
Sides Hardware and Shoes – awesome lunch menu! Their fried chicken with polenta and kale is seriously delicious.
Thank you so much for checking in and reading! And if you have any favorite spots in Los Olivos that I missed, I’d love to hear – XO –