Many “family” vacations are actually “kid vacations” – not to say you don’t enjoy Legoland or a Disney Cruise, but you enjoy it because the kids are happy, not because you like being on a boat with a big mouse.  So when we found the family vacation where the whole family can  participate in and adore every single activity, we were thrilled.  Meet your family vacation for the next dozen years or so – The Alisal Guest Ranch.  Click through our flipbook to see why it’s our pick for family vacation of the year.


Not ready (or old enough) to ride but want to spend some quality time with the animals? Time to head to the Barnyard. With goats, mini horses, pigs, roosters, chickens, bunnies, guinea pigs and a talking cockatoo who all call this place home, there are enough animals to satisfy Dr. Doolittle. Swing by at 1:30 p.m. daily for the egg gathering party.


The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort
1054 Alisal Rd.
Solvang, Ca 93463
Phone: (800) 4-ALISAL

Let’s talk vacations–what’s the last true family vacation you went on? Do you think that your kids would love the Alisal Ranch as much as we do? Tell us below!

All images courtesy of Meghan Rose