DANISH CAPITAL OF AMERICA
Solvang has an “authentic” Danish atmosphere in the town center. The city is known for the number of bakeries, delicious pastries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark on the California Central Coast. The architecture of many of the façades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. A replica of Copenhagen’s Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center. The Mission Santa Ines is one of the California missions. The nearby, picturesque Cachuma Lake and surrounding area, is a beautiful place to visit.
Solvang is part of the Santa Ynez Valley. It was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians. The Chumash Casino is an impressive Casino and Hotel with an amazing Spa. Solvang has so much to enjoy; the 700-seat open-air Festival Theater, museums, gambling, and countless areas to bike and hike.
Deep in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley is the delightful city of Solvang, California. Solvang is located 30 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and temperatures can average 20 degrees higher in the summer than surrounding Central Coast cities. When visiting you simply must dress in layers. I used to live in Solvang and temperatures can drop or rise 15-20…Read More
Where is the best place to stay and have fun in Solvang? There are so many options, but recently, Keys 2 the Coast set out to explore Solvang and enjoy one night of fun, good food and a change of scenery. Solvang, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is always a delightful place to visit for a quick getaway. If you want to check out the numerous wineries and tasting…Read More
There are so many amazing things to do in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The big question is, “What should we do today?” Recently, friends came into town and asked me “what should we do in Solvang?” Solvang is the Danish capital of America and the name means “sunny fields” in Danish.…Read More
By Donna Polizzi It’s not what you’re thinking. The Wandering Dog Wine Bar opened its doors in 2007 and at the time was one of the only places open past 5 pm in Solvang. This was especially true on the west-side of town. The proprietors, Jody and Charles Williams, both worked on the winery side…Read More
By Donna Polizzi One of the most charming areas on the California Central Coast is the little Danish town of Solvang. Located roughly two hours north of Los Angeles, and 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, situated in the heart of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang is home to some of the world’s most…Read More
By Donna Polizzi There’s no place like the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort! I’ve had the privilege of staying at many beautiful hotels and resorts around the world, but let me tell you, the Alisal is beyond compare. I had no idea that this amazing place was less than an hour from my home. It…Read More