Solvang: An Authentically Danish-American Town

Founded in 1911, the community of Solvang holds Danish-American charm and tradition, while thriving year-round as a destination loved by families, couples and people of all ages. Only two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, Solvang has carried on the Danish traditions of language, folk dancing, music and cuisine. The streets are flanked with Danish farm-style architecture and windmills of all sizes catch the first and last light throughout the village. The Danish Days annual festival emerged in 1936 and continues to commemorate Solvang’s heritage every September. Festivals and celebrations are traditional parts of Solvang’s charm – including Julefest (Yule-fest) each December. Be drawn into Scandinavian culture strolling Solvang’s flower-lined streets or stepping into five authentic bakeries and more than 30 restaurants and cafes – featuring not only Danish cuisine but also wine-country, international and traditional American favorites. Dozens of wine and beer tasting rooms, wine bars and gourmet food shops tempt palates with the bounty of nearby vineyards and farms.  To learn more about Solvang, visit SolvangUSA.

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Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

Succulent Cafe Wine Charcuterie

1555-1557 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 691-9444

Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner, in the heart of downtown Solvang. Comfort food, made from scratch, local wines, craft beer, cheese & charcuterie.

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Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

Eat This, Shoot That! Food & Wine Tours

473 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 364-0564

Eat and drink your way through Solvang with a local foodie on a walking food tasting tour!

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The Ultimate Escape Rooms

The Ultimate Escape Rooms

485 Alisal #120, Solvang, CA 93463
805-474-4208

The Ultimate Escape Rooms are a fun, physical, adventurous way to challenge your mind. Each room has a different theme.

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Space VR

Space VR

320 Alisal Road, #104, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 325-9769

Space VR is the only Virtual Reality Arcade on the Central Coast, with hundreds of games and experiences. Fun for all ages.

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Valley Wellness Collective

Valley Wellness Collective

805-316-4540

Design your own Wellness Experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. Movement, Creativity, Nourishment, Relaxation, and Mindfulness.

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Forage Floral Design

Forage Floral Design

125 N Refugio Road. Solvang
8052916757

We are a full service floral design company for weddings and events. We also host private workshops for parties or corporate events.

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Dana V. Wines

Dana V. Wines

1588 Mission Dr. Suite B, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-3488

Enjoy a glass of award winning Rosé on the patio or come inside and enjoy the tasting list. Happy Hour Daily from 4 'til closing.

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Art Spot by Gypsy Studios

Art Spot by Gypsy Studios

320 Alisal Rd, # 306B, Solvang, CA 93463, (far back corner of the building, entrance off the back parking lot)
(805) 245-2381

An Open Studio where you will find an open canvas of opportunities for all levels of art-making. All you need to bring is your unique self!

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Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

430 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 734-7565

With Artisan Excursion Wine Tours, Solvang Santa Ynez Buellton, you get to experience the best of what California’s exquisite wineries have to offer.

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Solvang Visitor Center

Solvang Visitor Center

1637 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-6144

Solvang Visitor Center, the place for information - maps, guides, and stories - about Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Independent

122 W. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-965-5205

We deliver news, lifestyle, arts, and entertainment coverage in-print every Thursday and all day, every day online.

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Hotel Ynez

Hotel Ynez

2644 Mission Drive , Solvang, CA, 93463
(805)-697-5444

Hotel Ynez is nestled on two private acres with extensive gardens, a pool, bonfire pits, and a rustic outdoor pavilion for nights under the stars.

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Osteria Grappolo

Osteria Grappolo

1546 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8281

Osteria Grappolo is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Solvang and features a large, dog-friendly patio with outdoor dining available.

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Solvang Pedicab Tours

Solvang Pedicab Tours

310-309-0777

A personalized bicycle carriage-ride with a friendly, knowledgeable driver and tour guide for green transportation to see Solvang's highlights.

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First Street Leather

First Street Leather

1634 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463, , 2933 Grand Ave., Suite B, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688=5215

Men/Women Leather Jackets-Knitwear-Handbags-Travel Bags-Shoes-Boots-Belts-Brighton Collection

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Solvang

482 Alisal Rd, Solvang, Ca 93464
(805) 603-5620

Turn Solvang into a giant gameboard on a fun smartphone guided scavenger hunt adventure. See the sights while solving clues and completing challenges.

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