Spring is one of the best times to visit Lompoc to enjoy uncrowded beaches, bespoke dining, winding country drives, abundant wine tasting, take in our outdoor mural galleries, and the most extensively restored mission in California. Here is our list of the Top Spring Activities in Lompoc!
Visit the Flower Fields
The rich, vibrant colors of spring come alive in Lompoc’s “Valley of Flowers”. From the blooming of the commercial flower fields to beautiful wildflower hikes, Lompoc’s flower scene is at its peak in spring. Check out the Bloom Tracker for the most up-to-date flower information.
Explore La Purisima Mission
History comes alive at La Purisima Mission State Park, a nearly 2,000-acre park that is home to California’s most extensively restored mission. The grounds feature historic buildings, free guided tours, a Visitor Center, Exhibit Hall, livestock, and 25 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. The grounds are open 7 days a week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day) and parking is $6 per vehicle.
Go Wine Tasting in the “New Wine Country”
The fertile Sta. Rita Hills are renowned for producing exceptional pinot, chardonnay, and other cool-climate wines. Enjoy a tasting at the large estate vineyards in the hills, the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, Sta. Rita Hills Wine Center, and Midtown Lompoc for over 30 tasting rooms!
Visit an Uncrowded Beach and Have a Famous Burger
Jalama Beach is a short, scenic 30-minute drive from Lompoc. Jalama is an uncrowded beach that is perfect for surfing, kite surfing, nature photography, fishing, hiking and has a bird estuary great for bird watching. The beach is open 7 days a week and day use is $10 per vehicle. The on-site grill is open daily, so don’t leave without grabbing one of their popular “Jalama Burgers”.
See Some Big Art
Take a self-guided tour of Lompoc’s popular outdoor mural gallery, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Lompoc Murals
are one of the city’s top strollable attractions, with scenes of Lompoc’s history, flowers, scenic beauty, and more.
Dive From the Skies
Feel the rush on a skydiving adventure in Lompoc! Skydive Santa Barbara has several tandem jumps for visitors who feel the need for speed. Choose from 8,000 to 18,000 feet tandem jumps from the FAA-approved skydiving company with a 15-year untarnished safety record.
A visit to Lompoc during the spring is ideal for a long weekend or an extended stay. Our city’s history and California charm will keep you busy! Book your trip to Lompoc to enjoy all the fun this spring!
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