One of the top 10 most "Christmassy" towns in America! Enjoy a variety of delightful lights and spirited events during its annual Julefest (Yule-Fest) every December.Learn More
Things To Do
An Insider's Guide to the Best Things to Do in Solvang
If you are looking for a unique getaway, the historic Danish village of Solvang offers the best of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Indulge in authentic Danish pastries at our world-famous bakeries. Stroll through the village and admire the old-world European architecture, plus find the perfect souvenir at a variety of charming boutiques and shops. A ride on the Solvang trolley is a must for families. This historic, wooden, horse-drawn street car, is just one example of Solvang’s rich cultural heritage and offerings.
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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.Learn More
A photographers paradise every where you turn there are delightful photo opportunities. Solvang's quaint old-world European fairytale feel and friendly Danish hospitality offers a relaxing peaceful atmosphere for those away from home.
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.Learn More
Love boutique shopping? Solvang offers more than 150 one-of-a-kind shops where you can discover trendy styles and impeccable service.
Explore high-end boutiques, European imports and art galleries as you create wonderful memories as you enjoy your shopping experiences in the Danish Village of Solvang, Little Denmark.Learn More
Discover Wine from the Grape to the Glass in Santa Barbara County Wine Country from Santa Ynez Valley to Sta. Rita Hills.
Sample 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
From history and art, to wine tasting - these are top things to do indoors in Solvang.Learn More
Danish Heritage Festival - September 15 - 17, 2017. Little Denmark! Admission to Solvang Danish Days is free! Solvang Danish Days includes three parades, Danish folk dancers and musicians performing around town, plus other feature events like the Aebleskiver Breakfasts, Viking Encampment, free Saturday evening rock concert line-up, and much more!Learn More
In its 26th year, Taste of Solvang has become a destination event for food and wine lovers, alike. Featuring something for everyone from farm-to-table, rustic Italian cuisine; New American and modern Danish fare; sweets in all forms; to award-winning beers, spirits and world-class wines Taste of Solvang offers a menu of events that is sure to please!Learn More