Howdy! You’ll feel like a cowboy when you visit Santa Ynez, thanks to its Old West-style buildings. But the town will tempt you to stay far from the “ranch,” with a wide variety of restaurants and shops that complement the beautiful countryside. If you want to learn more about Santa Ynez’s past, visit the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and the Parks-Janeway Carriage House, which features a huge collection of horse-drawn vehicles. And don’t miss the museum’s annual Vaquero Show & Sale. For a more contemporary celebration, attend Old Santa Ynez Day, held every June. And for entertainment year-round, visit the neighboring Chumash Casino Resort. Game on!