Located on scenic Highway 1, in a fertile valley an hour north of Santa Barbara, Lompoc entices visitors year-round with its laid back vibe, historic Old Town charm, scenic country roads, and multitude of attractions, activities and events to enjoy.
Here are five great reasons to Explore Lompoc:
La Purisima State Historic Park
The city’s top attraction is an amazing gem for visitors to explore. La Purisima offers visitors an authentic feel of what life would have been like here during the early1800’s. It is the most fully restored and furnished of the 21 California missions, with 25 miles of hiking trails surrounding the Mission grounds.
The secret is out … the rolling hills around Lompoc are producing some of California’s best wines. Discover nearly 40 wineries and tasting rooms, from small production wineries in town at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto to beautiful estate vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills. Our specialty? Extraordinary Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and other cool climate wines.
Nearly 40 murals – on in alley ways and on sides of prominent buildings – have turned Old Town into a colorful outdoor art gallery. Many murals depict scenes of Lompoc’s agricultural heritage, historic roots, and local attractions. Take a self-guided walking tour, and see shops and cool architecture along the way.
There’s no other place like Jalama. Rustic and remote, often windy, Jalama is a destination for surfing and kite surfing, bird watching, photography, fishing, hiking and beach hikes. It’s a scenic 30 minute drive from Lompoc, past working ranches, vineyards, and hillside vistas. Bring a picnic or plan to order the Jalama Burger – some say it’s the best they’ve tasted!
From championship golf to tandem skydiving, country cycling to hillside hiking, Lompoc delivers outdoor adventure, away from the hustle and bustle. Scenic country roads take you past vineyards or out to the coast. Our challenging championship golf course tests your skills. And for the ultimate thrill, try skydiving – Lompoc boasts the highest tandem jump on the west coast!
With 12 hotels to welcome visitors, from full service hotels to vintage motels, and a variety of locally-owned restaurants to try, Lompoc is a fun – and affordable – Central Coast getaway!
Come visit, and discover what’s around the bend in Lompoc Valley.