|A bit of Denmark in Solvang, California|
A pleasant drive to the Santa Ynez Valley is a pleasant trip in itself. One of the cheerful spots to visit is the city of Solvang. Just exit from Hwy 101 at Buellton onto Hwy 246 for a few miles. A group of Danish immigrants founded the community in 1911. Curios from small shops and melt-in-your-mouth pastries from the bakeries create a tour to remember.
You’ll feel like you’ve traveled to Denmark until you see Mission Santa Ines, an original California mission built in 1804 during California’s Spanish reign. The Mission stands near the center of town.
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My sister J visited Solvang this weekend and graciously took pictures of many of my favorite spots.
|The beautiful Pacific Ocean|
Over a million visitors travel from near and far to see the statue of the Little Mermaid, Danish architecture, and horse-drawn and motorized trolleys.
My Solvang visits are few and far between since I moved from Southern CA.
It's always a treat to see lovely landscaping and colorful flowers.
Add this lovely city to your bucket list and only put a check beside it once you go. Chances are good you’ll want to return as soon as possible.
Where do you hope to visit before this year ends?