Welcome to Downtown Solvang, CA

"Little Denmark" in wine country

""Little Denmark" in wine country"

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A little about Solvang

Solvang was establishes in 1911 and has become a taste of Denmark on the Central Coast in the Santa Ynez wine country. We welcome guests to explore our galleries, wine tasting rooms, shops and restaurants or stay in one of our fun and fanciful hotels or inns.

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The history of Solvang

Solvang was founded in 1911 on almost 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant, by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the Midwestern winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. The architecture of many of the façades and buildings reflects traditional Danish style. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center.

Contact Information

485 Alisal Rd #245
Solvang, California

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Businesses in Solvang, California

Here is a collection of downtown Solvang, California businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Art Hus


A collective of 25 artists


Artistic Pony Studio


Handcrafted jewelry and original art


Pacific Conservatory Theater


A professional conservatory theatre


Designs In Gold


Estate and fine jewelry


Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort


California's premier guest ranch


King Frederik Inn


Comfortable and centrally located


Actor's Corner Cafe


Italian and Soul Food


Chomp Burgers, Fries And Shakes


Great burgers, shakes and fries


Kabuki Japanese Restaurant


Japanese and Sushi Bar


Little Mermaid Restaurant


Yes we are a Latin/Danish restaurant


A Piece Of The Past Antiques


Beautiful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles


Dr. J's Bicycle Shop


Full service local bike shop


Eco Wine Furniture


Made from the French Oak staves of wine barrels


First Street Leather


Coats, bags, shoes, boots, belts, purses and all things fine leather


H & P Vinhus Ltd.


Rare wines, imported cheeses, gift baskets and more


New Frontier's Natural Foods & Deli


We're all about your quality of life.


Solvang Brewing Company

Winery / Brewery

Craft Beer and Delicious Food