Solvang is known as “California’s Little Denmark”. It is a beautiful little city located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California. Home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark. The atmosphere is very relaxed and it is a great place for a family trip.
Solvang’s population is less than 6,000 people. It was incorporated as a city on May 1st, 1985. It looks and feels like a small Danish town. There are plenty of parking spaces available and overall the city did not feel crowded to us. Decorations were everywhere and we can only assume that it would be a blast to be there during the end of the year holidays.
There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen’s Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 in the town center.
Logging and Food
For logging we chose Hotel Corque which is conveniently located walking distance to the main street. Simply walk out of the hotel and you are right in the center of Solvang.
For breakfast we went to Paula’s Pancake House which is quite popular in Solvang and we liked it a lot. Usually we Yelp the restaurants before we try them but in Solvang everywhere we went in we came out satisfied.
On the Way to Solvang
We also visited Ostrich Land on the way to Solvang which was quite an entertaining experience for the whole family. You get to see and feed the ostriches as well as take some entertaining pictures.
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