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2014 Solvang Visitor Guide

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Danish Days in Solvang

Danish Days - Sept. 19 -21, 2014
Torchlight Parade, Street Dance, Breakfast, Kid's Korner, Aebleskiver Eating Contest, Children's Parade, ve... more »


Sweet Treats Candy Shop Solvang

Sweet Treats Trail

Hungry for some sweets? You'll find delicious Danish pastries, aebleskiver, hand dipped chocolates, hand made fudge, European and American candie... more »


Hotels, Solvang, CA, USA

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 »


 

What to Do




Any time of the year is the perfect time to visit Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley with shopping at 150 independent shops and art galleries and culinary delights including a dozen wine tasting rooms all within walking distance. Hop aboard the Solvang Trolley for a street car tourpulled by a pair of magnificent horses, or, on a surrey bicycle at Wheel Fun Rentals, or take a Segway tour.

Shopping  ~  Events  Taste of Solvang  ~  Danish Days  Julefest  ~  Golf
Wine Tasting
  ~  Elverhoj Museum  Dining  ~  Live Theater  ~  Get Married 
Family Fun ~
Itineraries  ~ Entertainment
  Outdoor Activities 
Memory Makers  ~  Animal Encounters


Shops along Alisal Road

Shops in Solvang

Delightful shops offer imported European wares: porcelain, iron work, leather, linens, and handicrafts. more »


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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 »


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Wine Tasting & Tours

Solvang, CA, has more than a dozen wine tasting rooms and 80+ wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. There is even Beer tasting, too. more »


Cycling

Pro Cycling & Scenic Bike Rides

Three time host to Amgen Tour of California Solvang Time Trials. Beautiful scenic routes over hills and through valleys. more »


Julefest Holiday Music

Julefest Holiday Celebration

Head to Solvang, California to celebrate the Christmas season this year, and you might feel like you are half-way around the world. But, you’re o... more »



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 Taste of Solvang, March 18 - 22, 2015

Farmers Market Chef Walk.
"Sips & Sweets" Reception.
Day-Long Walking Smorgaasbord.
2-Day Wine & Beer Walk.
Exclusive Winemakers Dinner.
"Bubbles & Brunch".
                                                                ...All in One Town.

Tickets on sale September 27, 2014.

Purchase your tickets by visiting our online ticket page. Taste of Solvang.

Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended.
Prices subject to change without notice.
 


PCPA TheaterFest summer live performances -

 

PCPA Solvang Theater 2014Solvang Festival Theater

Show Time 8pm
June 12 - Sept. 7, 2014

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Danish Days -  Sept. 18-20, 2015

Danish and US flags line the streets, people don colorful costumes, Free Concert ~ Torchlight Parade ~ Velkommen Street Dance ~ Aebleskiver Breakfast for $7. (with Danish sausage, $8). ~ Kid's Korner ~ Aebleskiver Eating Contest in Solvang Park. Find out more about Danish Days.


Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Click here for Elverhoj Exhibit schedule

SEPTEMBER 19 & 20, 2015 10AM to-4PM: Living History Festival. Free.

Elverhoj MuseumELVERHOJ MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART
Exhibits showcase Solvang's rich cultural history. 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, and the arts. The historic hand-crafted structure was the dream home of Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife, Martha Mott. He was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and she was an accomplished painter and art teacher.


Year-round outdoor family fun and picnics are popular in Hans Christian Andersen Park, Sunny Fields Park and Solvang Park. Bicycle, golf, hike, fish and see wildlife. Tour a lavender farm, horse ranch or ostrich farm. Take a horseback ride or soar over it all in a glider. Enjoy a picnic lunch in a vineyard or waterside at Cachuma Lake or Nojoqui Falls parks. Refresh and rejuvenate at a day spa. Experience year-round 24/7/365 gaming and live entertainment at Chumash Casino Resort. At night, do some dancing, take in a live concert or see PCPA Theaterfest's professional summer performances under the stars. Solvang is a great place for a special event such as a conference, family reunion or wedding celebration. Check out some suggested itineraries to make the most of your visit.



Hans Christian Andersen Museum - SolvangHANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN MUSEUM

Established to foster public understanding of Hans Christian Andersen and his work.

Located upstairs in The Book Loft Building, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Open Daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 805-688-2052


Take a narrated tour, "Ride the Honen Streetcar"

One of the most popular ways of exploring Solvang is via a 20-minute tour aboard the Honen (Danish for little hen), a replica 1915 streetcar pulled by a handsome pair of Belgian draft horses. Located on Copenhagen Drive near Solvang Visitor Center.


Segway Tours of SolvangSegway Tours Solvang

See the unique architecture of the only Danish city in The West. Solvang and the surrounding area is full of beautiful sites and the Segway is a wonderful experience plus a great way to really see Solvang.

805-688-8899
453 Atterdag Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463



The SOLVANG VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM houses a collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as European race bikes. The motorcycles in the museum are from the private collection of Virgil Elings. The collection is quite broad: vintage motorcycle racing, both motocross and road racing bikes. The museum rotates some of the bikes each month so that the bikes on display are constantly changing and expanding. Weekends 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and by appointment mid-week. 805-686-9522



Wheel Fun Rentals,  805-688-0091

For the energetic visitor, bicycle and four-wheeled "surrey cycle" rentals offer a pedal-powered way to see the sights.