Explore European imports and high-end arts & crafts boutiques. Solvang, or “Little Denmark,” as it’s sometimes called, not only provides a great taste of Europe, but it’s a perfect place to base your stay for exploring Santa Ynez wine country.
If you’ve been wanting to explore a Danish village, Solvang is the place to go. This town that was founded by a group of Dutch teachers in 1911 sits in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, paying tribute to Danish culture and literary hero Hans Christian Andersen. From shops and restaurants to office buildings, all have been built in Danish style.