If you’re in California this season, why not visit the historic Danish village of Solvang? It’s the best place to find some peace and relaxation—a chance for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
This small town is full of friendly locals, breathtaking sceneries, and beautiful architecture. You’ll have plenty of things to do on your visit and you’ll never be bored! Expect to find a rich Danish heritage as you stroll through its interesting streets and narrow alleyways.
Here are some reasons to visit Solvang this year:
1. It’s full of rich history!
Just like every other small, historical town, the best way to make the most out of Solvang is on foot. If you want to go back in time, consider riding a horse-driven carriage there too. The compact town is easily accessible on foot, and you can easily stroll around and enjoy the touristy areas.
The Copenhagen and Park Streets are basically the two main streets where you can find all the main attractions around town.
2. The food is to die for.
Solvang is packed with amazing European-style restaurants and cafés. If you fancy a Scandinavian eatery, you’ll find loads here. They’re affordable as well and won’t break your budget.
Some popular food places include Solvang Restaurant, Paula’s Pancakes and Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery.
3. Visit the Old Mission Santa Ines to sit back and relax
Your trip to Solvang would be incomplete without a visit to this beautiful place. It’s considered to be the oldest mission in the area. Here, you’ll find spectacular gardens where you can sit back and relax. From exotic flower species to a wide expanse of greenery, you’ll get to witness it all!
4. Your gateway to exploring Danish culture
When in Solvang, keep an eye out for popular Danish attractions including the Little Mermaid Fountain, windmills, and the Round Tower.
You might also want to pay a visit to several local museums including The Wildling, Solvang and Vintage Motorcycle Museum in addition to Old Mission Santa Ines.
5. There are thousands of wineries to indulge in
Solvang is home to a number of wineries where you can get to taste the best of what the town has to offer. You’ll also get the chance to meet local winemakers and brush up on your knowledge of the winemaking process.
There are many high-quality wine tasting tours available as well in which you can take part.