Satisfy every shopping desire in art galleries, clothing and shoe boutiques, gift and antique stores. Savor delicious meals - fromDanish specialties to gourmet wine-country cuisine, as well as international and classic American favorites-perfect for any palate. Pick apples, walnuts and berries direct from the branch.
Learn about the area's rich multi-cultural Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Danish heritage at prominent museums and the 1804 Old Mission Santa Inés, a national historic landmark.
Museums & California Missions
Museums and California Mission: Devoted to Danish culture, the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art showcases period rooms including a charming kit... more »
Elverhoj Museum of History and Art - One of the few museums outside of Denmark devoted to the Danish culture and the Danish-American experience. Elverhøj preserves and exhibits the history and Danish culture of Solvang and promotes the arts. The former residence of one of Solvang's most artistic families is now a community museum devoted to the history of Solvang, the Danish-American pioneer spirit, the colorful heritage of Denmark.
At the end of the day, check into one of 30 or more comfortable inns, lodges, luxury resorts or full-service hotels-each offering rates, amenities and seasonal or themed packages in every price range.
Wineries and Wine Tasting Rooms - Tour and taste acclaimed pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and other grape varietals at more than 80 world-class wineries and tasting roomsthroughout the entire valley. Bicycle, golf, fish and see wildlife. Tour a lavender farm or horse ranch, an ostrich or alpaca farm. Take a horseback ride or soar over it all in a glider. Enjoy a picnic lunch in avineyard or waterside at Cachuma Lake or Nojoqui Falls parks.
Chumash Casino Resort - Rejuvenate at a day spa. Experience 24/7 gaming and entertainment.
PCPA Theaterfest and Solvang Festival Theater - At night, do some country western two-stepping, take in a live concert or see summer performances under the stars. More than two million visitors are welcomed here annually with genuine friendliness and hospitality. Any time is the perfect time to discover and visit Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.
March 13 - 17, 2013 ~ Join us for a delightful spring celebration of food, wine, and live entertainment throughout the weekend!
~ Friday Night - 7 to 9 PM - Dessert Showcase Reception
~ Saturday - 11 AM to 4 PM - Walking Smorgaasbord
~ Saturday - 5 to 8 PM
& Sunday - Noon - 3 PM - Wine Tasting Room Tour
Holiday Open Houses begin in the last half of November check our calendar of events for dates and times.
Solvang, California, USA – The“Danish Capital of America” will transform into a Northern European-style Christmas village during Solvang’s annual Julefest Celebration in December.Featuring many open houses at local retailers and special events takingplace throughout the season complemented by free concerts and caroling around the village. As is tradition, downtown Solvang will twinkle with thousands of sparkling white lights. All events are free.
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Where to Stay
From quaint inns to full-service hotels, a hearty welcome awaits you at our lodging establishments. They are ideal starting points for outings th... more »
Solvang has more than ten wine tasting rooms and there are 60 wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. more »