Solvang Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 54%Local Culture
- 54%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 52%Luxury Travelers
- 52%Green Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (49)
- SolvangMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Mar 04, 2014
Beautiful small town, about an hour drive from Santa Barbara. The minute you cross the city limit you forget you are in the USA and get the feeling you are in a European small town. Lots of nice coffee shops and boutiques and the perfect weather of southern California.
- SolvangMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 19, 2013
This is an entire town designed as a replica of a Danish village - and it's exactly as picturesque, charming, and strange as you'd expect. You could spend an entire day here, shopping, wine tasting, and eating pastries. Plus, the drive to get there is a lovely tour of the Santa Barbara-area countryside.
- SolvangMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 11, 2013
No Nor Cal / So Cal road trip is complete without a stop in this Danish settlement. Indulge at one of the bakeries, take a carriage ride, just get your windmill fix, or buy that traditional Danish petticoat you've always wanted. You can also visit one the museums, like the Has Christian Andersen museum or the Vinatage Motorcycle museum. It's definitely worth a stop of an hour or two.
- SolvangMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Sep 10, 2013
Don't have enough time for a European getaway? Then head to Solvang! Once you arrive, it'll feel like you were whisked away to Europe. It's considered California's "Little Denmark" and it's reflected in the architecture and businesses in the town.
Besides indulging in all their delicious Danish pastries and other goodies, there are tons of places to go wine tasting nearby. You'll find more than a dozen wine tasting rooms and there are 80 wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley.
My favorite time to visit is July 4th. They put on an annual parade and spectacular fireworks show at Mission Santa Ines. You can get up really close, it's almost like you're setting them off yourself.
- SolvangMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Jul 30, 2013
Adorable little town outside Santa Barbara. I stayed here for a couple nights on my drive up highway 1 to SF. The perfect place to stay for a couple of days with what seems like hundreds of great restaurants and plenty of relaxing things to do!
- SolvangMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jun 24, 2013
Quaint, quiet and adorable. It's a great get-away for the weekend, but I wouldn't stay any longer than 2 days as there isn't a lot to see or do.
I recommend checking out the Danish bakeries and the wineries nearby!
- SolvangMar 08, 2013
Solvang is a cute little Danish village. It is definitely a place for couples and families to visit. I wouldn't go here with friends. There are small restaurants and shops everywhere, but I didn't find the restaurant food here very good. Maybe I just had bad luck. I only liked the pastries here. If you're ever driving from LA to Santa Barbara, you should stop by Solvang just to experience the Danish culture real quick. Although there is not much to do here, it's still a nice little place to visit because you wouldn't find a place like this anywhere near LA.
- SolvangMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesDec 25, 2012
I didn't get to visit Denmark on my Europe trip, but I just visited Solvang and felt like I met a piece of Denmark! It's a quaint little town with an adorable setup. There are windmills and stores all lined up cutely next to each other, and it's definitely a site to see! There are many places to grab traditional Danish pastries and desserts or to taste some wine. Definitely stop by if you're driving from Socal to Norcal or vice versa! :)
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