Destination guide

Delight in the picturesque landscape of Ballard

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Ballard. This city's local tours, horseback riding and restaurants attract many visitors, and its romantic and relaxing location add to the charm. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Ballard

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ballard a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lincourt Vineyards (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Roblar Winery (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Bridlewood Winery (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Kalyra Winery (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Gainey Vineyard (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ballard

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Ballard. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunny Fields Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Hans Christian Andersen Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Nojoqui Falls Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Gaviota Peak (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Refugio State Beach (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • El Capitan State Beach (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Ballard

The nearest airport is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Ballard?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 149 vacation rentals near Ballard. From 72 Houses to 5 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ballard for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ballard?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ballard. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Goleta Beach: 781 vacation rentals
  • El Capitan State Beach: 540 vacation rentals
  • Refugio State Beach: 255 vacation rentals
  • Old Mission Santa Ines: 176 vacation rentals
  • Chumash Casino: 173 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ballard listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ballard?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 72 Houses in Ballard. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ballard include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ballard?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 62 vacation rentals with pool available in Ballard. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.