Just over the hill from sunny Santa Barbara lies the Santa Ynez Valley and the small Dutch town of Solvang. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang (Danish for “sunny field”) is now a bustling hub of activity – ripe with wine-tasting rooms, a fairy-tale downtown, and quirky, interesting store-fronts. Known locally as a beautiful escape from the ordinary, the true flavor of Solvang is quiet tree-lined streets, Danish festivals, and modest agriculture. Solvang does, however, get its fair-share of national media attention when it plays host to the Amgen Tour of California, and every September the Danish Days brings everyone out for the colorful costumes, the torchlight parade, and, of course, the beer.

Practical Info

Solvang is located roughly 35 miles North of Santa Barbara. Easily accessible by the US 101 or the US 154 by way of Santa Barbara. Parking is free throughout Solvang each and every Saturday.

Tours & Tickets

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3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Carmel

4 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Want to discover the best of the West Coast over three memorable days? This unique tour by van or motorcoach will take you from Los Angeles to the must-see ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $473.00

Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

Experience spectacular views and awe-inspiring sights along the California coast! You can enjoy one of the world's most scenic coastal drives on this day ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00

3-Day California Coast Tour: San Francisco to Los Angeles

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Take an epic journey down the stunning California coast on this 3-day one-way trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Visit Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $733.50
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8-Day Tour From Los Angeles to San Francisco

This is a private adventure tour for a small group of 4 to 21 starting from the beaches and glamor of Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay. We include bicycles ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $3,999.00

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