In its 25th 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
Things To Do
An Insider's Guide to the Best Things to Do in Solvang. Boutique Shopping, Outdoor Adventure, Wine Tasting, Vineyards, Craft Beer Tasting, and unique Museums.
From Santa Barbara County wine country wine tasting and tours to horse-drawn trolley rides, from boutique shopping to surrey bike rides and country road cycling to riding a segway to walks through the Historic Danish Village of Solvang, there are attractions and things to do with family, kids, and friends. You will enjoy fun times outdoors and the peaceful, beautiful, relaxing times here with many things to do indoors. Tour wineries and sample real authentic danish pastries in Solvang and enjoy the fresh foods of the Santa Ynez Valley on the central coast of California.
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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
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
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.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
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
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
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'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.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
Traveling with your pets? Solvang excels in pet friendliness and people friendliness.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
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
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
Go Inside. See Danish history and art museums, California missions, high end art and nature galleries, and of course, superb boutique shopping including Danish imports, international dining such as Danish, Italian, Chinese, German, and Japanese, plus more than 19 Santa Barbara County Wine Country wine tasting rooms.Learn More
Danish Heritage Festival September 16 - 18, 2016. Little Denmark! Admission to Solvang Danish Days is free! Solvang Danish Days includes three parades, folk dancers and Danish musicians performing around town, plus other feature events on Saturday evening: the Danish Days Dinner Dance, including live music and dancing; the Rock n Roll Street Party, also featuring live music, and much more!Learn More
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
Check out what people are saying in Facebook and Twitter about Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley.Learn More
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Request a FREE Visitor Guide or view our online Solvang Visitor Guide. Santa Barbara County Wine Country, California, in the Santa Ynez Valley.
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Solvang Downtown Walking Map
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, rolling hills with fruitful vineyards, grassy, wild flowers and more Solvang is the perfect locations for your wedding.
Bring your group to Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country. Solvang is ideally suited for weddings, reunions and much, much more!
Ho, Ho, Ho - mark your calendar, Solvang Julefest celebrations in December, and don't forget to buy your tickets for the 2- day Solvang Julefest Holiday Wine & Beer Walk on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 - 11, 2016, 11AM - 4 PM.
Tree lighting, parade, visit Santa and special deals and more!
Hungry for some sweets? You'll find delicious Danish pastries, aebleskiver, hand dipped chocolates, hand made fudge, European and American candies and more in Solvang!
Delightful shops offer imported European wares: porcelain, iron work, leather, linens, and handicrafts.
Solvang, CA, has more than a dozen wine tasting rooms and there are 80 wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley.