U.S. 101, Hwy. 246, and Hwy. 154 form a triangle around the six towns of the Santa Ynez Valley, all residing within a 10-mile radius. Hwy. 246 becomes Mission Drive within Solvang city limits and then continues east past the mission toward Santa Ynez. Alamo Pintado Road connects Solvang with Los Olivos, whose commercial stretch is along 3 blocks of Grand Avenue. This geographic arrangement may sound confusing, but in reality it all blurs together gracefully, and the friendly residents are always handy with directions.