THE HEART OF WINE
Bell Street, or California Route 135, is the main street through town. It’s home to the historic Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast, an 1864 Victorian that houses six themed suites. The Union Hotel was originally opened in 1880 as an old Wells Fargo stagecoach stop serving overnight travelers. Some say it’s haunted. The town features antique stores, wine tasting, art galleries and great restaurants.
The well-known Bell Street Café was recently featured in Santa Barbara magazine. Many famous people own wine tasting rooms and businesses in this area. Several of the wineries and restaurants were featured in the summer 2012 issue of Edible Santa Barbara. Los Alamos is considered to be a part of the Santa Ynez Valley . Another interesting point is that the hills above Rancho Los Alamos were once a hideout for the infamous bandit, Salomon Pico, the inspiration for the character Zorro.