Buellton is best known as the home of Pea Soup Andersons, which has excellent split pea soup, and is a stop for tourists passing through the Central Coast on HIghway 101. The movie "Sideways" was filmed in Buellton and featured the Buellton location of the local restaurant favorite, The Hitching Post. Buellton is also a hop, skip, and a jump from Solvang which is a major tourist destination and loaded with fine restuarants and activities. Horse back riding and wine tasting are local favorites in the Santa Ynez Valley. . . but the two activities should probably not be mixed.