Murals, Music, and Movies has put Lompoc on the Map

The Lompoc Valley is best known for flower fields and murals. Several flower fields stretch for miles, offering a beautiful display of color. Murals can been seen throughout Lompoc, gracing all sides of many buildings.lompoc flower field

Lompoc also has some very special and unique places to visit for locals and tourists. This city is ever-growing in things to do, see, sip and savor. If you desire adventure, golf, natural beauty, outdoor sports or history, Lompoc has much to fuel your adrenaline rush.

The La Purisima Mission is considered to be on the most completely restored missions in California. Vandenberg Air Force Base is spectacular, if you’re lucky enough to experience a rocket launch. They are amazing to watch. Literally earthshaking moments happen in Lompoc.

la purisima missionFor the thrill seekers in life, Lompoc offers skydiving. You can take the highest tandem jump on the West Coast, right here in Northern Santa Barbara County. Skydive and look down upon the deep blue waters and waves, beautiful hillsides, and vineyards.

Lompoc has a beautiful hidden gem. The La Purisima golf course is an 18-hole, championship-designed golf course, designed by world-renowned architect Robert Muir Graves.

Shoppers love the numerous handcrafted shops. A Little Something Special and More, offers handcrafted gifts for your home and garden. Barclay’s Glassblowing Studio offers some beautiful pieces of hand-blown art. Certain Sparks Music is a music store, school and Babcock Wineryrecording studio, fit for all your musical needs. The Book Store has over 25,000 new and used books to choose from.

Have you ever wanted to go scuba diving or surfing? Lompoc has the perfect places to go. Ocean Sports Scuba and Freediving offer dive lessons and equipment rentals. Surf Connection offers the latest in surf and skate; from fashion to hard goods.

After all this shopping, you’ll have many options to satisfy your appetite, with amazing food and wine. Alfie’s has Authentic English-style fish ‘n chips. Scratch Kitchen is the place for great local food, wine, and beer. If you desire Italian food, head in to La Botte Italian.

The movie “Sideways” helped put the area’s Pinot Noirs on the map. With close to 40 wineries, you will no doubt find some favorites. The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a cluster of small wineries and tasting rooms, along Highway 246 and Santa Rosa Road, where you will be able to see the beautiful wine estates and vineyards; Babcock, Foley, Melville, and Sanford.

Make your plans to get out and explore the Lompoc Valley. With so many diverse and interesting things to do and see, you are sure to find something interesting for all age groups and interests.