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Private Wine Tour for Two
"We will take you to 4 beautiful premium wineries/tasting rooms and serve you a delicious picnic lunch at one of the locations. We make the reservations and select the wineries based on your preferences and our 15 years experience. If you would prefer to we may be able to negotiate depending on our route but we will apply tasting fees in addition to our pricing.Lunch Options Choose one item per person from the list below either a sandwich or a salad:SANDWICHESComes with a side of organic sliced carrots and celery with ranch dressing & sides of house mustard and mayonnaise. Oven Roasted Turkey Breast: fresh focaccia with swiss cheese lettuce tomato
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Santa Barbara Wine Lovers Tour
"Join Santa Barbara County wine experts for an amazing day! You will be joined by others but the group will not exceed 10 guests per vehicle. Keeping groups small and personable allows access to the best selection of wineries vineyards cellars and tasting rooms in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The tour includes pickup at your location (See Schedule and Pricing under Important Info for approximate timing) tasting fees at four custom-selected locations with a wonderful balance of wineries vineyards cellars
From $137.00
 
Private Party Bus Tour in the Santa Ynez Valley
"No trip to the Santa Ynez Valley or Santa Barbara is complete without a tour of the nearby wineries and this offer helps you do just that - in style and fun-filled.  After establishing your pick-up location and pick up time you will be greeted by your friendly driver and guide in a fun mini party bus complete with bluetooth audio LED lights dance pool and a complimentary bottle of champagne water and soft drinks. Watch scenic vineyards and rolling hills zip by as you embark for your first winery.  In the spring and the summer
From $139.00

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Danish Community in California

Favorite thing Solvang was founded by Danish Immigrants who initially lived in the midwest in 1911 and celebrated it's centennial in 2011. being the only danish community in California, it recieves more than a million foreign tourists a year who go and savor the quaint danish atmosphere of this Quiant town. they partake of Danish Food and sweets and buy the famoud danish butter cookies and the Danish windmills, the statues of Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid, the half-timbered houses, the Danish rural church, the Round Tower as well as Danish music and folk dancing. Solvang is located in Santa Barbara County, about a two hour, 128 mile drive north from downtown los angeles vis US 101.

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machomikemd
Nov 22, 2013

ARE WE IN DENMARK? NO, SOLVANG, USA

Favorite thing This is it. Travelling to Denmark without leaving California. No need for those that are from Denmark to become homesick in Solvang, California. Even the language is spoken by the locals. When in Solvang you are transported to Denmark via the streets, shops, and windmills.

Oh, you are in America, but look around at the buildings. Quaint, another time, another place feel. The shops bear this out in the tourists souvenirs and the restaurants in the food dishes offered. Smorgesbord anyone, why it's the Danish Buffet. How about an aebleskiver? That is a yummy donut type treat. Danish pastries at the many bakeries in town. Take the time to look around and see the design architecture of the buildings and remember to look out for the four passenger surreys and the horse drawn carriage on the streets. After all, this is Solvang, California, USA.

Fondest memory The windmill is the most tranquil of all sights for me. The thought of the slightest breeze sending the blades silently in motion makes me realize that we can solve the energy problems with something that is so a reminder of Denmark. The windmill power is growing in California and we now have more windmills than Denmark. Of course, the old windmills of Denmark have all the charm and that's what awaits you in Solvang.

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travelgourmet
Apr 17, 2009

Danish Architecture accentuate by the blue skies

Favorite thing Solvang is small, in fact you can drive and circle the town in one to two hours. What is amazing with this place is the Danish Architecture accentuate by the clear blue skies. Windmills are scattered around the town and most of the buildings have stained glass and cobblestone walkway. Solvang is two hours drive from Los Angeles.

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Mobleydcat
Jul 05, 2004

Danish or northern European...

Favorite thing Danish or northern European architecture and windmills are found throughout Solvang. Thousands of twinkle lights glow at night amidst the copper and thatch roofs, giving the town a mystical, far-away feel. Flower boxes and storks on roof-tops are unique touches throughout the town. Many of the merchants wear Danish costumes, conveying the feeling of being in a European village.

Fondest memory Danish (girl and pastry) on main street!

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Pierre_Rouss
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Solvang Danish feel and look!

Favorite thing Solvang

Danish people created theirselves a new homeland since 1911. The kept their Danish Heritage of architecture, importshops and kitchen.

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"SOLVANG, AMERICA'S LITTLE DENMARK"
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Old Mission Santa Ines

The California Missions were founded from 1769, starting with Mission San Diego de Alcala, with the leader at that time being Father Junipero Serra. (1713-1784), a priest in the Franciscan order of...
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Foxen Vineyard & Winery

Foxen Vineyard was a very unique, interesting and favorite stop on our Santa Barbara area wine trail. We don’t even remember when this happened, but at some point we learned that there are two...
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State Street

Downtown' Santa Barbara's Historic Arts District is full of unique shops and a variety of cultural venues unique galleries, performing arts, restaurants, historic sites and museums. There was plenty...
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Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens is a great excuse to escape the city and venture into the mountains. It's a wonderful to just walk through and see all the nature surrounding this beautiful town. The views are...
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Santa Barbara Mission

The Mission was founded by the Spanish Franciscans in 1786. We took the self guided tour that wove through the gardens and into the mausoleum into cemetery past old graves of Native Americans and...
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

A fairly nice permanent collection and interesting exhibitions. Not a large collection and no famous european paintings here but a good collection of Asian and American art. The museum is located in...
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