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Things To Do

An Insider's Guide to the Best Things to Do in Solvang.

From Santa Barbara County wine country wine tasting and tours to horse-drawn trolley rides, from boutique shopping to surrey bike rides, from riding a segway to walks through the Historic Danish Village, there are things to do with family, things to do with kids, things to do with the friends; you will enjoy fun times and peaceful, beautiful, relaxing times here.  

Together - in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.


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Shopping

Boutique Shopping in Solvang

Solvang offers more than 150 one-of-a-kind shops where you can discover trendy styles and impeccable service.

Explore European imports and high-end arts & crafts boutiques as you create memorable retail experiences in the Danish Village of Solvang, “Little Denmark.”

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Wine Country

Wine Country

Discover Wine from the Grape to the Glass in Santa Barbara County Wine Country from Santa Ynez Valley to Sta. Rita Hills.

Appreciate central coast wines while visiting any of the 18+ wine tasting rooms in the peaceful Danish Village of Solvang and 100+ wineries in Santa Ynez Valley.

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Live Theater & Nightlife

Live Theater & Nightlife

Experience influential forms of American popular culture with theatrical performances, jazz concerts, Julefest Nativity Pageant and other events at Solvang Festival Theater.

Music, you'll love it! From soft rock to smooth jazz to pop and country music played in the 18+ wine & beer tasting rooms in Solvang.

Plus, top entertainers perform weekly at the nearby Chumash Casino Resort.

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Museums & Missions

Museums & California Missions

You will appreciate both the architectural and folk ambience of the cultural icons scattered throughout Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.

With the historical diversity of the Central Coast of California, from Danish history and heritage to motorcycles, California missions to natural history and nature art museums, to native American and western heritage to oil memorabilia, you are sure to find attention-grabbing places to visit.

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Cycling

Cycling

Slow down and take life easy as you ride your bicycle through Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley while exploring Santa Barbara county wine country.

Experience adventures as you cycle through the Central Coast of California. Pro-cycling, training camps, mountain biking, we have it all here.

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Golf

Golfing in Solvang

Like to golf? You will love Solvang!
With five golf courses nearby and excellent temperate climate year-round, you can golf almost every single day of the year here.

Enjoy the scenic rolling hills, stunning views of the Santa Ynez River valley and California live oaks in a beautiful natural environment.

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Entertainment

Entertainment & Attractions

Those looking for musical entertainment, will find choices from live bands and solo artists in wine & beer tasting rooms to top performers at the Chumash Casino, Nashville Nights and Tales from the Tavern. Wine connoisseurs enjoy Winemaker Dinners, horse and sports enthusiasts love the Polo Classics. Theater goers welcome the summer season live theater at Solvang Festival Theater where world-class musicals are performed.

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Weddings

Weddings

Your special day should be special. Planning a destination wedding in Solvang?

Perhaps you want a wedding at a historical church or at a California mission. Get married at a resort or at a gorgeous estate vineyard. Perhaps you want a western-style in the Santa Ynez Valley or a Danish wedding at the Elverhoj. Solvang is the place.

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Family Fun

Family Friendly Activities

Solvang's quaint old-world European fairytale feel and friendly Danish hospitality offers a relaxing peaceful atmosphere for those away from home.

Look for many photo ops to share with family and friends near and far, as you explore playgrounds, skateboard parks, and tennis courts in the three kid-friendly parks in Solvang.

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Arts & Culture

Solvang Heritage: Arts & Culture

Solvang feels like northern Europe, yet "Little Denmark" lives in the center of the Central Coast of California.

From the Danish traditions of Solvang to the Western roots of the entire region, arts and culture have played an important role over the last century in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Itineraries

Solvang Itineraries

Explore Solvang with our 1-4 day suggested travel itineraries. Breakfast at an authentic Danish restaurant, wine and dine your way through the village.

Play golf, go fishing or take a nature cruise at Lake Cachuma, stroll the European-style streets around the village of Solvang; hop aboard the historic horse-drawn Solvang Trolley, ride your bike on scenic country roads.

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

An outdoor paradise awaits you in Solvang, with over 340 days of sunshine a year.

Ride a Segway, visit Ostrichland and a miniature horse ranch, try an ATV or jeep tour of the scenic hillsides, go horseback riding, pedal a surrey bike around town, take a hike in the national forest and rent a boat on Lake Cachuma.

Take the kids for a fun afternoon at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang.

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Taste of Solvang

Taste of Solvang

Annual “Taste of Solvang” Delicious Details

Presented by the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau since 1993 with sponsorship support from the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association, Taste of Solvang features locally grown foods, wines and diverse cuisine to celebrate the rich cultural and culinary heritage of the area.

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Danish Days

Solvang Danish Days

For more than half a century Solvang has been celebrating its Danish heritage with Danish Days the third weekend in September each year.

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