See the sites in Solvang! This pretty little town is just a short drive from Santa Barbara, and it's the epicenter of Danish culture in California. Founded in the early 1900s by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a colony in a warmer climate, Solvang is a perfect day trip destination for families, friends and couples.
If you're visiting Solvang with your family, don't miss the Solvang Trolley. The horse-drawn trolley, also known as the Honen, is a fun way to get your bearings. Tours depart form in front of the Solvang Visitor's Center every 35 minutes. After your ride, children will enjoy expending a little energy at the one-of-a-kind playground at Sunny Fields Park that features a viking ship, gingerbread house, puppet theater and more.
Adult visitors will appreciate Solvang's food and wine scene, as well as the many cultural venues. Spend the first part of your day admiring the nature-inpired exhibits at the Wildling Museum. Then indulge in an afternoon of wine tasting. Sevtap Winery is a fun tasting room located right in the heart of Solvang's downtown district. Or drive to Rusack Vineyards for a beautiful view and some equally beautiful Syrah.
No matter the motive for your visit, this list will help you make wonderful memories in beautiful Solvang!