Barely two hours from Los Angeles and a scenic four-hour drive from San Francisco, Solvang offers a unique experience that feels a world away from both. The Old World, to be exact.
Located in Santa Barbara County 20 minutes from the beach and Highway 101, Solvang is part of California’s central coast wine country. But with its Danish traditions, bakeries, architecture and festivals, this picturesque European-style village feels like no place else.
Genuine friendliness and hospitality are hallmarks of Solvang, which offers accommodations ranging from a luxurious ranch-style resort to boutique inns and B&Bs within walking distance of downtown’s shops, cafes, restaurants, museums and outdoor theatre.
The surrounding Santa Ynez Valley has more than 120 boutique wineries and tasting rooms within minutes of Solvang, giving visitors a more personal, intimate wine country experience without the crowds.
For those seeking more activity, four golf courses are within easy driving distance of Solvang, including the championship Alisal River Course. The region is also notable for its cycling, hiking, and horseback trails.
Easy to get to, impossible to forget, Solvang is the perfect escape from the big city. To learn more about everything there is to see and do in Solvang, go to VisitSolvang.com.