What is Buellton known for? A lot of people know Buellton as the home of Pea Soup Andersen’s, a favorite California road trip stop for families with kids. In fact, Pea Soup Andersen’s is pretty much responsible for putting Buellton on the map. Wine fans know Buellton for being part of the Santa Ynez Valley Central Coast wine region made famous in the movie Sideways (a movie I will never forgive for being so detrimental to Merlot). In our never ending quest for unique California weekend getaway destinations, we decided to give Buellton a visit for Romeo’s birthday weekend. What we found was the quintessential small town with super friendly people, gorgeous natural surroundings, good restaurants, wineries, and distilleries, and fun things to do and see. Buellton is also incredibly dog-friendly, which meant Rome could spend his birthday weekend on vacation and with our furry children. Top that off with glamping (glamorous camping) in a luxurious safari tent and you’ve got a California weekend getaway that’s pretty hard to beat.
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground is not your typical campground. It is really, really nice. Most of the RV resort is set up for RVs, as the name implies. RV pull-through spots have strips of lush green grass next to them and there are lots of trees, so the entire park feels green and fresh. But Flying Flags isn’t just for people who bring their own living quarters with them. Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground also has unique accommodations like cottages, vintage trailers, airstreams, and luxury safari tents.
The museum also houses the official Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame. The museum is open by appointment only, and tours, which can be arranged via phone or email, take approximately two hours. Since the museum is mostly outdoors, it is also dog-friendly to well-behaved dogs.