Solvang Journals

Santa Ynez Vally, the "other" California wine coun

A travel journal to Solvang by Janda

Quote: Instead of repeating everything that Veronica Bullard expertly wrote in her journal "wine tasting in Solvang CA," I would like to add a few more tips.

Santa Ynez Vally, the "other" California wine coun

Overview

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Solvang, a small town in the Santa Ynez Valley, is just one of the places to visit in the valley. The area is definitely for those travelers who enjoy wine tasting, Native American casinos, and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and cycling.

Quick Tips:

If your budget allows, stay at the Petersen Village Inn. The Petersen Inn is Solvang's only 4 diamond property. The Inn is centrally located within the town of Solvang. It is located on the main strip, Mission Drive. You can easily get around town by walking.

Best Way To Get Around:

Within the town itself, walking is the best way. If you plan on hiking or wine tasting, it's best to have a car.

Petersen's Village Inn

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Hotel | "The Inn at Petersen Village"

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The Petersen Inn is Solvang's only 4 diamond property. The Inn is centrally located within the town of Solvang. It is located on the main strip, Mission Drive. You can easily get around town by walking. Each room is beautifully decorated with four poster canopy beds and antique (reproduction)furniture. The rooms also are unique in style and location within the Inn. Depending on your budget, you may select the standard room located within the main building or, for a slightly higher rate, choose a room that faces the expertly maintained flower garden. You may also choose the two level tower suite with wetbar and jacuzzi. We selected a room facing the garden, so I'm not sure what the standa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Petersen's Village Inn
1576 Mission Drive
Solvang, California 93463
(805) 688-3121

Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant

Restaurant | "Los Olivos Cafe and Wine Merchant"

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This cafe is a must when you stay in Solvang. Los Olivos is a town located about 10 miles northeast of Solvang. It is easily accessible by car or bicycle. You must have a reservation for dinner, but they do not require reservations for lunchtime. Known for its California cuisine, you can choose from gourmet pizzas (highly recommended), massive sandwiches, pastas, or one of the daily specials. A must-have is the bread they serve with meals. It's not so much the bread that's excellent, but the dipping oil provided with the bread. The oil is a delicate mixture of olive oil, garlic, salt, and many other spices. We always have to ask for additional dipping oil because we drown our bread in the oil....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant
2879 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688-7265