Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch was located in the hills above town. Elizabeth Taylor was known to stay at the bed & breakfast hotel, Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn & Spa, in Los Olivos sometimes when visiting Jackson.
Los Olivos looks like something out of the Old West. As you exit the road and head into the little two to three block downtown area, a big cement post in the center of the road with a flag post holding the American flag divides the street.
Throughout time Los Olivos, mostly a country town, has progressed and has focused more and more on the arts and events to compliment the increasing winery presence.
Cafes serve sandwiches, but offer special wine pairing dinners in Los Olivos. Matties Tavern off Hwy 154 has been in existence for many decades.
Quicksilver Ranch near downtown Los Olivos is one of the largest miniature horse ranches in the West. Take a pleasant drive along Almo Pintado Road with views of the ranch style houses, groves, farms and vineyards.
One of the best known events is an artist Quick Draw art competition.
As the Central California coast continues to grow, Los Olivos will remain one of the desirable places to be for those who can afford the finer things.
Travelers exploring country roads of the Central California coast around Los Olivos near Solvang might pass the miniature pony farm, a man selling apples at a road side stand and some wine tasting rooms