Sunday, March 4, 2012

Solvang, CA - Danish Capital of the USA

One of the things I love about living in California is all the nooks and crannies. One of my absolute favorite places to visit in Sunny CA is the city of Solvang.

The word Solvang is Danish for "sunny field," which describes this quaint European styled city perfectly. Founded in 1911, Solvang, CA is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Windmills, Danish bakeries, and plenty of boutiques and shops, can be found in this jewel of a city.

I recently had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Solvang with my sisters and a couple of our good friends.  Since Solvang is famous for all things Danish, stopping for Danish pancakes at Paula's Pancake House was the first thing on our to-do list.

Then we were off on a wine tour through Gold Coast Limousines.  It was nice to be driven around for the day and if you've ever been to the Santa Ynez Valley, you know that there is no shortage of wineries and tasting rooms. It doesn't matter if you like white or red, sweet or sparkling, there is something for everyone.

Rideau Vineyard
Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
We stayed at the Kronborg Inn, which was very reasonably priced at $132.91/night (deal from . The room was warm and inviting, plus they offer complimentary breakfast, which made it perfect for our girl's getaway weekend!

The weekend went off without a hitch. The weather was good, the wine was excellent, and the company was outstanding!

A view of the Santa Ynez Valley
Did I mention I got to visit a lavender farm while I was there? Well that's a topic for another post, but I'm going to tell you all about it, I promise!

This is not a paid post. The wine tour and hotel accommodations were self-paid. All views expressed are the opinion of Just Say I Told You So!


  1. This sounds like a neat little town plunked right on the west coast.

    I love discovering new places.

  2. I have never been to Cali but this looks like a place I would just love to visit! :)

  3. I live in SoCal, but I have never been there. I need to have the hubby take me there.

  4. I want to go there. I have never even been to CA

  5. Looks like a lovely place to visit!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This sounds like such a fun retreat. I want to come visit Ca so I will be sure to check into this! Thank you!

  8. Love the pictures! Looks so quaint! I have to get out of there one day!

  9. Looks like you had a pleasant trip! Can't wait to hear about the lavender farm, sounds lovely!

  10. Oooohh That looks like a lot of fun!

  11. OMG I love Solvang, been there a couple of times and definitely going back one of these days. Adding Danish pancakes to my list, thanks for the tip :)


Won't you be a dear and leave a comment so that I know you stopped by, thanks!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Designed By: Wacky Jacqui's Designs