Top Attractions & Activities
If you're looking for a fun-filled destination that's off the beaten path, then Lompoc is the place for you! From golfing and hiking to wine tasting and rocket launches, there's something for everyone in our charming town. So pack your bags and get ready to have some fun!
Explore our Top Lompoc Attractions & Activities when touring the California Central Coast. An hour north of Santa Barbara, and 30 minutes west of Solvang, Lompoc is home to the most fully restored and furnished of the California Missions. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park features nine buildings and 25 miles of hiking trails to explore. Lompoc is also a city that embraces the arts, with close to 40 giant outdoor murals throughout Old Town Lompoc.
Wine enthusiasts will love the Lompoc Wine Trail that takes you from boutique tasting rooms in town to the Sta. Rita Hills vineyards. Bring your bike and cruise along scenic country roads past vineyards and farm fields or head out to the coast. Into golf? Then bring your clubs, and test your skills at our championship course. If adventure is your pleasure, then you're in for a treat. Skydiving, surfing at Jalama Beach or Surf Beach and kitesurfing are popular activities for thrill seekers.
The City of Lompoc also has a great selection of hotels, restaurants, and locally-owned shops to enjoy.
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From April through September and sometimes longer - you'll see spectacular patches of colors as you drive near the farm fields of Lompoc Valley - Stock, Larkspur, Delphinium, Sweet Pea and Bells of Ireland along with other cut flower varieties are grown in abundance by local growers such as Ocean View Flowers.
La Purisima Mission
Step Back in Time to the most extensively restored mission in California. La Purisima Mission State Park, founded in 1787, offers a fabulous opportunity to explore California's heritage. In addition to the restored buildings, the nearly 2,000 acre park is home to 25 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding, a Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall, and livestock.
Jalama Beach Park
Jalama Beach Park is a 30 minute drive from the city of Lompoc California. On this scenic drive, just outside of city limits, you'll see working ranches and vineyards along with scenic vistas around every bend.
Did you know that Lompoc is the best vantage point for viewing Rocket Launches on the West Coast? We're your front-row seat to watching the magnificent light show and feeling the thunderous rumbling of a rocket breaking through the sky and shaking its way into orbit.
Stroll through Old Town Lompoc, CA on a one-mile, self-guided tour, featuring 18 stops along the way, including the Andrew L. Huyck House (1890), Artesia School House (1876), Lompoc Museum (1911), and the Italian Stone Pines (planted 1940).
Gorgeous Hiking Trails
Whether it's a 180 degree of the Lompoc Valley at Lookout Point, a hidden waterfall, a sunset vista overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or 25 miles of trails at the historic La Purisima Mission, hiking in Lompoc has something for both the experienced and novice hiker.
Lompoc Wine Tasting
The secret is out … the rolling hills around Lompoc are producing some of California's best wines. Start your tasting in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto - a collection of more than 20 tasting rooms in town where you can sample small production wines and meet the winemakers. Most of the wineries are within a few short blocks, so you can park in one location and stroll from one tasting room to the next. Continue your Lompoc tasting adventure along Highway 246 and Santa Rosa Road where our larger Estate Wineries and Vineyards welcome you.
Murals of Lompoc
Want to see some big art? In Lompoc it's everywhere. Whether on street corners, in alley ways, or on the on sides of prominent buildings, Lompoc's 40+ murals have turned Old Town Lompoc into an outdoor art gallery. Murals depict scenes of Lompoc's heritage, history, diversity, popular scenic sights and more.
La Purisima Golf Course
This superior 18-hole Championship design by world-renowned architect Robert Muir Graves is a Central Coast gem. La Purisima has attracted pro tournaments from the PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA circuits, yet players of all skill levels come to Lompoc to enjoy its natural beauty and to test their game. Thousands of golfers visit each year calling it "One of America's best designed courses."
Skydiving on your bucket list? In Lompoc, California you can take the highest tandem jump on the west coast! Take in unforgettable views of the Pacific ocean, hillsides, and vineyards, and feel the adrenaline rush of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.