Danish Getaway in Solvang
Solvang, located in the Santa Ynez Valley, is famed for its Danish charm and during the summer it’s bustling with visitors from around the world. Once there, tourists feel as though they are in a quaint Scandinavian village far from the Central California town they’re visiting.
One of the most popular activities is shopping the 150 stores that feature unique gifts and souvenirs as well as enjoying Danish pastries and local fare. Shoppers can stroll, ride a horse, take a tour by Trolley or Segway. And since there are more than 35 restaurants in town, each with unique menus and specialties, grabbing a drink or meal in between store-hopping is convenient.
Art and culture buffs can visit local museums, which include the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, The Wildling, Hans Christian Andersen, Vintage Motorcycle, Old Mission Santa Inés, and the Amber Museum & Hall of the Danes.
Exploring Solvang’s unique features in a weekend or week-long getaway is a recommended and a stay at The Landsby in the heart of Solvang is a great place to call home base for the visit. One of Solvang’s newest and most hip hotels, The Landsby is a 50-room boutique hotel that is both stylish and friendly. Its contemporary decor accented by blonde woods and rich Scandinavian design its guestrooms are bright, spacious and inviting. With updated bathrooms, 47-inch flat-screen HDTVs, minibars, and artwork commissioned from regional artists, the Landsby is not only convenient, but exceptionally comfortable.
Mad & Vin, the Landsby’s signature restaurant, offers a Danish and wine-country cuisine created by Chef Beto Huizar. The menu boasts fresh, seasonal ingredients from California’s central coast and guests are welcome to enjoy meals in the dining room or on the outdoor patio. The lobby bar serves traditional and craft cocktails, beer, and locally produced wines. The spirited Happy Hour is celebrated daily from 4 – 6 pm.
The Landsby provides guests with a Winery Guide that outlines tasting rooms where wines can be enjoyed at more than 20 local tasting rooms. The Guide offers special discount and complimentary tastings at select locations.
The Landsby offers several summer specials and add-ons such as “The Romantic Getaway” , “The PCPA Theater Package” and “The Celebrate in Style Package.” Details can be found online or by calling the hotel directly.
By Monique Reidy
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA, 93463
3625 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 230
Westlake Village, CA, 91362
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