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solvang, ca - A Charming Danish Village

A beautiful 30-minute drive from our landmark hotel, the quaint village of Solvang, CA will give you the distinct feeling of being in Denmark. The self-proclaimed "Danish Capital of America" is home to wonderful restaurants, hard-to-resist bakeries, and unique antique shops. You'll also discover ample art galleries and historic sites, such as Old Mission Santa Inés. In addition, Santa Barbara Wine Country, where the Academy Award-winning movie "Sideways" was filmed, is within close proximity. Spend a truly delightful day exploring this inviting destination that will undoubtedly provide memories to last a lifetime.


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  • Taste of Solvang
  • Solvang Danish Days
  • Solvang Julefest


  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Bicycling
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winery Tours
  • Old Mission Santa Inés


  • What can I see and do in this historic village?

    There is no shortage of interesting things to experience while in Solvang. Walk around town and try to locate the four windmills whose blades will turn as long as there's a breeze. What's more, there are several landmarks worth investigating. One is a replica of the 17th century Rundetaarn, or Round Tower, which stands in Copenhagen, Denmark. Another is a replica of the "Little Mermaid" sculpture, also in Copenhagen, that honors the fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen.
  • What are the best places to shop?

    Solvang delivers a wealth of one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities. Fill up on European treasures at Gaveaesken, the Danish word for "gift box." Enjoy browsing the hand-carved wooden furniture, specialty toys, and area rugs at Home Connection. Treat yourself to a piece of original jewelry crafted right onsite at Johnson's Jewel Box. And peruse the extensive collection of Scandinavian literature at The Book Loft, which features the Hans Christian Andersen Museum.

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