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Windmall in downtown Solvang, Southern California

— Santa Ynez Valley

Solvang is located approximately 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara, in Santa Ynez Valley — a popular wine region in the heart of Santa Barbara's Wine Country — just 2.5 hours north of Los Angeles and less than 300 miles south of San Francisco.

The charming Danish Village looks and feels so authentic, it's hard to believe you're actually in California.

There's a lot to see and do Solvang, so be sure to allow plenty of time to wander around and explore its quaint little European-style shops, antique stores, traditional Danish bakeries, wine-tasting rooms, museums and historic landmarks.

Street in downtown Solvang, So Caliornia

Street in downtown Solvang, So California



Bell Tower in downtown Solvang, Southern California

Scenic Route to Solvang
— Vista Point Outlook

Take the scenic windy road (Hwy 154 north) from Santa Barbara, through the mountains and valleys of San Marcos Pass. Stop at Vista Point Outlook along the way to enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and Lake Cachuma.

Follow the road to the Hwy 246 west turnoff into Solvang — past the luxurious AAA 4-Diamond Chumash Casino Resort & Spa (on the left, three miles from downtown Solvang).

Solvang Streets

Solvang Wine-Tasting Rooms
Enjoy wine-tasting in Solvang and Santa Barbara Wine Country — scenes from the 2004 hit movie "Sideways" were filmed in this popular wine region.

Solvang Wine-Tasting Rooms
and "Sideways" Map

Downtown Solvang, Southern California


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