You don’t have to have a candlelight dinner in the heart of Florence or take a picture next to the Eiffel Tower to have a romantic honeymoon. We always confine ourselves to the expectations of those around us, limiting ourselves to fairytales created by Hollywood.
If you have a craving for a romantic rendezvous, the picturesque valley of Santa Ynez offers more than the scenery you’d hope to find in a famous, “romantic” city.
Here’s why you should visit Solvang for your honeymoon:
Explore the Rich History and Culture of South California
One of the best things about Solvang is that it offers more than just gorgeous scenery. It’s home to a rich heritage that knows no bounds when it comes to leaving one amazed.
There are plenty of museums, art galleries, and historical buildings that will educate you on the city’s Danish heritage. The city’s buildings date back to 1911, when the curious and adventurous Danish-Americans decided to settle in the area.
In Danish, “Solvang” means “sunny field.” There’s also an old catholic church, vintage motorcycles, a theater, and antique shops worth checking out.
Bring Out Your Love For Theater
The Solvang Festival Theater was built in the early 70s and is a must-visit if you love live theatrical performances. In 1974, the theater opened with its first play, “Once Upon a Mattress,” which has gone on to become a classic.
But that’s not the only thing the theater has to offer. It’s also a platform for live jazz music and comedy festivals, having featured artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Jim Messina, Crosby & Nash, and Tommy Castro.
The “Sunday Jazz in the Garden” performances are a must-visit if you’re going to So