10 Best Road Trips in California


9) Solvang

Solvang, California is a small yet unique Danish town located near Santa Ynez, just fifteen miles from the coast. The valley city celebrates Danish culture with Denmark-inspired windmills and other Scandinavian styled architecture as well as a slew of Danish pastry shops and a folk themed shopping district. Each year, residents and visitors of Solvang dost the Danish Days, which is a fall festival offering authentic dances, food, music, and art from Denmark. Solvang is also located near Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, Nojoqui Falls, and the Chumash Casino. Solvang is a bike friendly town for anyone looking for some daytime athletic activity, however it is also located along California State Route 246, which is a scenic road wrapping around the hills between Buellton and US Route 101. Stop by Solvang for a quick dose of Danish love and some quality baked goods on your next road trip.