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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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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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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Birkholm's Bakery

Birkholm's Bakery

460 Alisal Road , Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-8188

Being a family-owned and operated business, at Birkholm's Bakery, we're able to offer you that personal touch you've been looking for.

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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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Luna Hart Wines

Luna Hart Wines

2825 Tapadero Road, Solavng, CA 93463
(610) 880-6412

Luna Hart Wines is a boutique wine company specializing in small batch, handcrafted wines with minimal intervention in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Broken Clock Vinegar Works

Broken Clock Vinegar Works

1210 Mission Drive, Ste, 103, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 245-7389

Fermented and Double-Fermented Mixers, Elixirs and Brines

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Renaissance Antiques

Renaissance Antiques

496 First Street, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-1976

Renaissance Antiques, California’s Premier Antique Gallery for over forty years.

We heartily invite you to visit our antique gallery in Solvang, CA.

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Sear Steakhouse

Sear Steakhouse

478 4th Place, , Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 245-9564

Sear Steakhouse restaurant - An authentic and delicious experience from our farm to your table.

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Old Mission Santa Inés

Old Mission Santa Inés

1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA  93463
(805) 688-4815

Old Santa Inés Mission is the 19th of 21 California missions established by the Franciscan Fathers. Padre Junipero Serra founded the first 8 missions.

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Danish Mill Bakery

Danish Mill Bakery

1682 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-5805

Danish modern bakery - We baked like bakeries in contemporary Denmark.
All breads and pastries are freshly baked every day - no exceptions.

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