Dining room at Ballard Inn
Courtesy of Ballard Inn

January 27–February 10

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Head to Santa Ynez Valley for the deal of the year during SYV Restaurant Week, running from Jan. 27 through Feb. 10. Participating restaurants will serve three-course tasting menus for the excellent price of $20.19, while local wineries and tasting rooms will offer sips and bites. Just 35 miles from Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley is a hot spot for wine tasting and fine dining. Highlights include the Four Diamond–rated Willows (think wagyu beef, Jidori chicken, and king crab legs), and S.Y. Kitchen, which specializes in farm-to-table inspired pasta.