Solvang Alisal Vacation Cottages are within walking distance of quaint shops, specialty boutiques, world famous Danish bakeries, and many art galleries. Also, dozens of wine and craft beer tasting rooms are an easy walk away. You can take a horse-drawn trolley, pedal surrey carriage, or Segway tour around town and enjoy a variety of restaurants. There are many annual festivals and events, such as Danish Days in September, Scarecrowfest in October, and Julefest in December. For a complete and updated list see www.VisitSolvang.com.
When visiting Solvang, wine tasting and touring the oak studded golden hills of Santa Ynez Valley is an experience not to miss. With 150+ wineries in the valley, mostly small boutique family run businesses, there is much to see and experience. Consult www.VisitSYV.com for an extensive list of wineries.
The quaint historic western village of Santa Ynez (4 mi.) is also a must see with its charming carriage museum, wonderful restaurants and boutiques, and a western saloon where you can learn how to 2-step. On the way to Santa Ynez you will pass by the Chumash Casino which is open 24 hrs. 7 days a week for your gambling, dining, and entertainment.
Other things to do in and around Solvang include:
Hans Christian Anderson Park
Solvang Festival Theater
Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
Wilding Art Museum
Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays
Nojoqui Falls Park
Sunny Fields Park