Bogle Vineyards & Winery, Clarksburg
While passengers can enjoy a wide range of reds, whites, and pinks in Bogle's welcoming tasting room year-round, the winery has also become renowned for its park-like picnic area, with a host of tables spread out in the shade of oak and maple trees. It’s the perfect place to unload the cooler and dine overlooking the vineyard. In summer months, the winery hosts movie nights on the lawn in front of the tasting room. Picnic access is free, but movies and other special events throughout the year may require ticket purchases in advance.
Pea Soup Andersen’s, Santa Nella
The original Andersen’s, which opened in 1924, is north of Santa Barbara in Buellton, but the Santa Nella outpost has become famous over the years in its own right for two things: its windmill, a reference to Danish culture visible from the interstate, and pea soup. Today, the family-friendly stop serves up hearty comfort food such as all-day breakfast, onion rolls, and crispy fried chicken. It also stocks an eclectic gift shop with items for parents and kids alike. Before you leave, stop by the on-site bakery to pick up crullers, cookies, and other sweet treats to replenish your car snacks.