Step back in time when you visit the Danish village of Solvang, California. Founded by three Danish immigrants in 1911, and advertised in Danish-language newspapers, Solvang was soon settled by Danish immigrants. Since then, Solvang has evolved into a place for visitors to immerse themselves in Danish culture and architecture. You can visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, and the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art.
You'll feel like you've left the United States behind at Frederik's Court, which boasts Danish eateries, more than 30 shops, and a beautiful courtyard filled with imported statues, fountains and flags from around the world. A few hours of driving will take you to Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Hearst’s Castle. The Santa Ynez Valley Transit links Solvang to Buellton, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.
The weather ranges from an average December daytime temperature of 66 degrees, and low temperatures of 40 degrees. August days average 93 degrees, and night time temperatures dip into the low 50's. More than 30 inns, resorts and lodges are available in every price range, and there are wine-tasting tours available throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. Visit an alpaca farm or explore Cachuma Lake. For a true getaway from modern life, visit Solvang and let yourself experience a different world.