Solvang Local Customs

  • DANCING IN THE STREET
    DANCING IN THE STREET
    by travelgourmet
  • TIME TO CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT
    TIME TO CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT
    by travelgourmet
  • Local Customs
    by Yaqui

Most Recent Local Customs in Solvang

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo

    Furry Tourist

    by Yaqui Written Dec 10, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    We try to take our little guy Bear when we travel. It is nice to know more hotels have become pet friendly. You just have to make sure to ask and there is usually a deposit and some rules may apply.

    This trip I didn't get to do this, but he is always in the back of my mind as my two cats and my Missy when we are gone. While strolling along we came upon this little gal. She was carrying her own water bottle. It was so cute we had to stop and say hello. She immediately dropped her water bottle to greet us and give us some love, but she was ready to go she picked up her water bottle and was like "Let's go Mom!" I just had to add her because she was so special and so was her parents who catered to her every whim.

    Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau
    1639 Copenhagen Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo

    TIME TO CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT

    by travelgourmet Written May 4, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    DANCING IN THE STREET
    1 more image

    Solvang is home to many Danish born and decendents of Danes. The Village is a reminder of the old country and one of the many reminders is the dance troupe. Local Villagers dress in period costume and dance traditional Danish dance steps. You can see them weekends on Alisal Road at Copenhagen Drive having a great time dancing and interacting with the tourists that are enjoying the fun. Join in and become part of culture that Solvang represents through dance.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • malianrob's Profile Photo

    Solvang Farmers Market

    by malianrob Written Jul 22, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Farmers Market is located on First Street. It is available from 3pm to 6pm.
    It is great to purchase your fruits and veggies here. Even if you werent going to purchase anything its great to go check it out and walk around.
    This town is just so great.

    Was this review helpful?

  • malianrob's Profile Photo

    Local Park in Solvang

    by malianrob Written Feb 8, 2006

    At this little park many of the locals come to do their special events. for example the city wide Easter Egg hunt or they come to see Santa Claus during Christmas time. The parks in Solvang are very clean and well manicured. It is very obvious that the city takes great pride in maintaining a clean, safe, and family atmosphere.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Adventure Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Safaristars's Profile Photo

    Solvang Closes Early

    by Safaristars Updated Oct 20, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The majority of the shops close around 6pm ~ even on weekends. Most are also closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other family holidays. Most restuarants seat dinner guests until 8:30pm each night and very few are open on family holidays like Thanksgiving.

    If you would like to have dinner later than 9pm your only choice in Solvang that I am aware of is Mandarin Touch which serves Chinese food. They stay open until 11pm - but opt to close early on slow nights. Great food and full bar. They are located at 475 First Street - (805) 688-1538.

    See my Santa Ynez Valley pages for more things to do at night. (to be created shortly).

    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • Safaristars's Profile Photo

    Farmer's Market Every Wednesday

    by Safaristars Written Oct 18, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On Wednesday each week First Street is closed between Mission Drive and Copenhagen Street for the Farmer's Market vendors. You will find lots of locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade soaps and lavender products, fresh flowers, and my favorite ~ hot kettle corn. Hours are 3-6pm.

    Related to:
    • Women's Travel
    • Seniors
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Safaristars's Profile Photo

    Franchises Not Allowed

    by Safaristars Updated Oct 17, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Don't expect to zip into a McDonalds, Taco Bell, or Arby's when you're here. The only place you will recognize is Subway Sandwich Shop which was in business before they banned franchises in Solvang. If you crave something from a franchise, you'll find most of them in Buellton ~ 4 miles west of Solvang.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • mht_in_la's Profile Photo

    Santa Ines = Santa Ynez = Saint Agnes

    by mht_in_la Written Nov 29, 2004

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mission Santa Ines was named in honer of Saint Agnes, a Christian martyr of the fourth century. And Spanish for Agnes is "Ines". Later American Yankees anglicized the spelling of the Spanish pronunciation and called it Santa Ynez.

    Was this review helpful?

  • BLewJay's Profile Photo

    Wine Tasting

    by BLewJay Updated Apr 11, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Annk and LJ learning about different wines

    Another part of the wonderful package we utilized while staying at the Royal Copenhagen Inn was free wine tasting passes to the Royal Oaks Winery Tasting Room and the Presidio Winery Tasting Room.

    Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino valleys don't have the market on wine in California, and it's a little known fact that wine growing in the Santa Ynez Valley is very good. We didn't have enogh time to visit both tasting rooms, but we did enjoy our time at the Royal Oaks facility (located at 1651 Copenhagen Drive).

    We purchased a 2001 Merlot (this wine was aged for 24 months in French Oak and has flavors of red berries, plums, blueberries, sandalwood, with a touch of spice, a White Riesling (a light, crisp fruity wine with flavors of peach and citrus) and a Royal Rose (a semi-sweet wine made by blending white grapes, cranberry juice, orange flavors and cloves).

    Related to:
    • Wine Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • TinKan's Profile Photo

    Beer or wine

    by TinKan Written Dec 4, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Wine

    Beer or wine is what you should order with your dinner. There is many good wines here and the beer is as close to real Danish beer as you can get.

    A good glass of wine is always a nice treat with dinner.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • malianrob's Profile Photo

    Dancing in the Street

    by malianrob Updated Jul 24, 2007
    1 more image

    As we walked around the town. Mostly on Alisal Rd, there were people dancing traditional Danish dances and getting the passer-bys involved. It was fun to watch.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Solvang

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

74 travelers online now

Comments

Solvang Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Solvang local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Solvang sightseeing.

View all Solvang hotels