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Stories and Tips Solvang

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Solvang downtown observations

Written by stvchin on 28 May, 2013

Solvang is a touristy little Danish community of around 5,000 residents in the middle of Santa Barbara County and we decided it would make for a great short trip for Memorial Day weekend. Much like the Chinese-American community has their Chinatowns and Italian-Americans have their…Read More

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Danish Days Festival

Written by jrose710 on 22 Sep, 2004

What it is: small-town festival, with a Danish twist. As you may already know if you've searched the town on google, Solvang was established in 1911 by Midwestern Danish farmers who moved here to start a community, which would highlight their Danish heritage.…Read More

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Solvang in a weekend, wine and waterfalls

Written by Veronica Ondrejech on 18 Mar, 2002

In the heart of Santa Barbara wine country lies the charming town of Solvang which offers both wine lovers and travelers a Danish cultural experience in a setting central to local vineyards. Located 132 miles northwest of Los Angeles, travelers feel transported back to Old World…Read More


Written by Judy on 27 Oct, 2000

Several bicycling loops start from the center of town and head out through the countryside passing horse ranches and vineyards. It's a very relaxing place to ride and the scenery is wonderful. The meadows of wildflowers and the rolling hills on vineyards are very picturesque. Loops…Read More

Wine Tours

Written by Judy on 27 Oct, 2000

The Santa Ynez Valley has several large vineyards. Year-round tours are available which include visits to various tasting rooms. You can call ahead to make sure the tasting rooms are open and also to arrange for larger group tours. The countryside is beautiful. Contact # 800 218…Read More

Santa Ynez Mission

Written by Judy on 27 Oct, 2000

This beautiful old mission (1804) was built by Spanish Franciscan Priests. This was the site of the first european settlement in the Santa Ynez Valley. There a wonderful museum,lovely gardens, and a gift shop.…Read More

Golfing - many choices here!

Written by Travel Queen on 14 Nov, 2000

There are 4 golf courses local to Solvang. They're called Rancho San Marcas, La Purisma, the River course at the Alisal, and the Sandpiper in Santa Barbara at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It appears that all of them have something special…Read More

Chumash Indian Casino

Written by Travel Queen on 13 Nov, 2000

Open 7 days a week, this Chumash Indian Casino in Santa Ynez is the place to go for cards and bingo. The casino is 30,000 square feet..no hole in the wall..and has restaurants and valet parking. They serve no alcohol and you must…Read More

Wine Tasting at Los Olivos

Written by Travel Queen on 13 Nov, 2000

There are a few wineries to visit in the Solvang area. My coworker enjoyed her day while her husband was at a conference by driving to a couple of local wineries. Her favorite was Los Olivos Wine/Spirits Emporium. You can taste several…Read More

Danish Bakeries

Written by Travel Queen on 13 Nov, 2000

There are more than a few danish bakeries to choose from in this town. It's fun to just get out from your hotel and explore the town. And stop for danish and coffee when the mood strikes. I remember on my trip…Read More

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