Planning a weekend getaway for the whole family? Pack up the kids and get ready for a weekend of family fun in Lompoc!
Whether it’s hiking through our enumerable scenic hiking trails, enjoying lunch together on the beach or exploring history – Lompoc has everything you need to enjoy quality time together with your family while having fun.
Here is our itinerary for a jam-packed weekend of family fun in Lompoc.
Grab dinner at Floriano’s Mexican Food, visitors rave about their asada fries and tacos! Head back to your hotel to play in the pool or settle in for an early night to get plenty of rest for the days ahead!
Drive down Jalama Road, a beautiful scenic drive to Jalama Beach. During certain times of year (April-September) you can see beautiful wildflower blooms along this route. Stop for a while to snap a quick family pic before getting back on the road.
Spend the day enjoying the beach by swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, etc. If you choose to visit during the winter months, the winter swells uncover the rock and reef below the sand which creates a unique tide pooling experience that the kids will love!
Prefer to camp as a family? Jalama Beach also offers cabin rentals, campsites and RV hookups! Learn more here.
Head back to your hotel and wash the sand and salt off after a day at the beach before heading to dinner at one of Lompoc’s many full service restaurants like La Botte Italian Ristorante or the Valle’ Eatery & Bar.
You have a long day of fun ahead and it’s the perfect time to catch a hearty breakfast before you head out. Check out the popular American Host Restaurant for an American diner experience or the Cajun Kitchen Cafe for something a little more exotic. Grab some sandwiches for a picnic lunch at Central Coast Specialty foods, a Gourmet Deli & Market, before hitting the road to the La Purisima Mission!
Late Morning/ Noon
Arrive at the La Purisima Mission and take a self-guided tour through the historic mission. Little ones will love the farm animals that are still in the stables on the mission grounds. Plan to take a hike on the missions 25 miles of hiking trails! The Vista Del La Cruz Trail starts right behind the Visitor’s Center and leads up to the cross on the hill overlooking the Mission, about a half mile round trip.
Drive to the nearby Nojoqui Falls County Park near Lompoc. Utilize one of their picnic areas to enjoy your sandwiches before packing up for a short 15-minute hike to the hidden 100-foot waterfall! This is an easy stroll for all ages and is one of the only year-round waterfalls in Santa Barbara County. Take a family photo and let the kids splash around in the pond below.
Alternately, visit the popular Bodger Trail (Lookout Point) which boasts 130 degree views of Lompoc Valley!
Head back to town and enjoy the taste of Lompoc at Hangar 7 or the Solvang Brewing Company’s ‘Hoptions Taphouse and Brewery’, both popular eateries serving tasty food for the whole family and delicious, local wines and beer for the adults.
There are so many fun things to do as a family in Lompoc! From outdoor adventures to museums and flower fields there is something for every taste. Design the perfect itinerary for your family and start planning your trip today!
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