Road Trip You Can Do In A Day

A transformative wine-tasting daycation is worth a two-hour drive, especially when the idyllic town of LOS OLIVOS is your destination. More charming than Temecula and less sprawling than Santa Barbara, the 2.45 square miles of Los Olivos house more than 20 tasting rooms from top producers such as Stolpman Vineyards and Carhartt. Leave at ten and arrive in time for lunch at Sides Hardware and Shoes (yes, it’s a restaurant), then spend the afternoon taking in the scenery and sampling vino from some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s best. Designate a driver—you still have to make it home