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What can anyone really say about Solvang? No, truely, what can be said? I tried to avoid coming... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Beautiful and unique

We were very lucky to have our waitress at our last hotel recommend Solvang as a place to visit on... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

What can anyone really say about Solvang? No, truely, what can be said? I tried to avoid coming here but it was on the road from the Cold Springs Tavern back to the coast so it had to be visited. The word 'solvang' is Danish...More

Date of experience: October 2017
7  Thank 367john
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky to have our waitress at our last hotel recommend Solvang as a place to visit on our drive to Carmel on route 101. It is a fascinating place - very European with Dutch style buildings and excellent shops and restaurants. I...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Yorkiery
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We visited Solvang for a couple of days on a trip to see the Hurst Castle. This town has wonderful places to eat, bakeries to tempt the strongest welled dieter and shops that are a treat to wander around in. For a very tired travel...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Luke T
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Such a lovely place. Small scale architecture influenced by both Danish and German mores. The place (on a Saturday morning) has a real friendly buzz around it and a great selection of boutique stores and deli's. The drive up from Santa Barbara is neatly scenic...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank marksw3960
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This is a delightful authentic Danish village that is not a tourist trap. There are great unique shops, little bistros, bakeries and windmills. We used to regularly take the choice of two scenic drives less than an hour each over the mountain pass or up...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Like stepping back in time to unique Danish architecture and atmosphere. Many restaurants and stores to see around town. Plan to spend at least 1/2 or whole day, you will not be disappointed, People are very friendly and helpful in pointing out the many different...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank 3comguy
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Solvang is a boutique town.Unique architecture, houses and atmosphere.People are so nice, so polite and well mannered we kind of felt uncomfortable...cause we are from Miami. Scroll down the main street, enjoy good food. A visit is a must.

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank lynnmiteva
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Coming from Europe Solvang as a town will strike you as odd. Although they have tried very hard to make it a lovely warm town I feel a strange and utter touristic atmosphere. Still, go there, driving up from LA because to trip to Solvang,...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank CasperKeller
Reviewed 17 November 2014

If you are looking for the Solvang's charming town center with shops,bakeries,etc. then be aware the address listed here is not correct (i.e. Apple Lane: 1200 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463). Many of the pictures show the actual town area (near Wildling Museum, Mission...More

Date of experience: November 2014
12  Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I was with a tour group and we visited the Salvang which is chocolate box, Danish village and was founded in 1911 by small group of Danish teachers The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants and merchants offering a taste of Denmark...More

Date of experience: February 2014
6  Thank Smeets P
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