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Visiting Solvang you enter the Danish Capital of America. Quaint Old World ar Color chitectural styles blend with flower-lined streets to create a walk able village.
Storks peek down from thatch, copper and tile roofs; while delightful shops offer imported European wares: porcelain, collectibles, wrought iron and every form of handicraft. The aroma of chocolate, bakeries, coffee and beer garden fare flavor the quaint streets. Solvang offers you a Shopping Showcase of unusual, quality imports and collectibles from 200+ merchants.
Comfortable Country Inns, B&B, family motels or full service hotel accommodations are all within walking distance of sights, shopping, restaurants and activities. Solvang was voted one of Sunset Magazine's 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in the Western United States! Velkommen! You are welcome in Solvang! Join us for a stay in our sunny fields and beautiful vineyard filled, oak studded Santa Ynez Valley -- one of Santa Barbara County's best destinations.
Food lovers really appreciate Solvang. They adore the Danish pastries, cookies and breads prepared in our bakeries, and they relish the frikadeller (meat balls), medisterpolse (sausages) and rodkaal (red cabbage) served in many restaurants. No visit is complete without tasting aebleskiver, the jam-draped, powdered sugar-dusted Danish pancake balls. But visitors also can choose from a wide variety of restaurants preparing traditional American and ethnic cuisine.
The Santa Ynez Valley produces some of the finest premium wines in the world. The Santa Barbara County wine industry has more than doubled in size since 1996. There are currently over 18,000 acres of grapevines and over 60 wineries. The Santa Ynez Valley is known especially for its outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but also produces fine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and many other varietals.
Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) has a reputation for world-class productions. Performing from June to October under the stars in Solvang's Outdoor Festival Theater, PCPA Theaterfest offers major musicals, gripping dramas, delightful comedies and timeless classics. For more information, call 805-922-8313. For groups of 14 or more call PCPA Group Sales at 1-800-727-2123 and save 15%-45% off single ticket prices.
Solvang has several world class golf courses to choose from while staying in the Santa Ynez Valley. Alisal River Course has 4 lakes which grace its beautiful terain. La Purisma was the site for the LPGA qualifying round. Zaca Creek Golf Course offers a challenging 9-hole, par 29 layout with a nice view of the Santa Ynez River and the hills.Come experience this spectacular new 18-hole, 7,000-yard Rancho San Marcos Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Great rates and Online Reservations for local Hotels and Motels in downtown Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley. Best Guarenteed rates from local hotels. Buellton hotels are also available just 10 minutes from Solvang. newly remodeled rooms and accommodations with Pet Friendly rooms also available while staying in Downtown Solvang.
Taste of Solvang
Taste of Solvang Annual Food + Wine + Fun celebration. Dessert Reception, Walking Smorgaasbord, Wine Tasting Room Tour. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended. A Weekend Passport including logo wine glass & souvenir tote bag is $75 per person or individual event tickets (à la carte) may be purchased- Dessert Reception $25; Walking Smorgaasbord $30; Wine Walk $40 Friday, March 16, 2012 - Dessert Reception - $25. 7 - 9 PM Dessert Reception
Farmers Market, 2:30-6PM, every Wednesday; fresh produce, flowers and foods.
Velkommen! Three-day 76th annual celebration of Solvang's rich Danish heritage. Friday Night - 7:30 pm: Torchlight Parade beginning on Alisal Road at Laurel Street, heading south on Alisal and ending at Solvang Park followed by Opening Ceremonies introducing 2012 Danish Maid; Velkommen Street Dance follows with dancers performing to live music. Saturday & Sunday aebleskiver breakfast, parades, artisan and viking demonstrations, kid's korner, and much more.