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Outdoor Activities

Discover Solvang’s Outdoor Activities!

Welcome to Solvang, where the rolling green hills and radiant sunshine beckon you to embrace the outdoors. When the sun is shining, Solvang comes alive with vibrant colors and a sense of renewal, making it the perfect destination for outdoor adventures.

Visit Ostrichland, try an ATV or jeep tour of the scenic hillsides, go horseback riding, pedal a surrey bike around town, take a hike in the national forest and rent a boat on Lake Cachuma.

Take the kids for a fun afternoon at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang. Take a cycling tour of the Santa Barbara Wine country.

Explore through the trees on zipline tours and/or the adventure courses at Highline Adventures.

From quick day trips to mid-week getaways to hiking and cycling, Solvang, the only Danish community and the most unique of California’s Central Coast destinations, is the place to relax and enjoy the European ambience. Regional and state parks invite travelers to hike and country roads beckon cyclists, or just sit down and enjoy the great wines from Santa Barbara county’s Wine Country.

3 Insider Tips for Visiting Solvang

  1. Exploration: Dive into Solvang’s rich tapestry of culture and heritage by embarking on a journey of exploration through its charming streets and hidden corners. Wander through the town’s Danish-inspired architecture, discovering quaint shopscozy cafes, and historical landmarks along the way.
  2. Indulgence: Treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure in Solvang, where farm-to-table dining and artisanal delights await at every turn. Savor the flavors of locally sourced ingredients as you dine in acclaimed restaurants, cozy bistros, and trendy eateries. From Danish pastries to gourmet cuisine, Solvang offers a delectable array of culinary experiences sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.
  3. Relaxation: Unwind amidst the tranquility of Solvang’s natural beauty, where moments of serenity and rejuvenation await. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you retreat to scenic parks and peaceful vineyards. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll, a scenic picnic, or simply a moment of quiet reflection, Solvang provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation and renewal.

Wine Tasting

Indulge in a sensory journey through Solvang’s wine country, where each sip tells a story of craftsmanship and tradition. Explore the quaint tasting rooms of local wineries, where passionate vintners share their knowledge and expertise. From intimate boutique wineries to sprawling estates, Solvang’s wine scene offers something for every palate, ensuring a memorable tasting experience for wine enthusiasts. Here are some wineries in Solvang that boast beautiful vineyard settings:

Blackjack Ranch

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

Kaena at the Ranch

Rideau Vineyard

RUSACK Vineyards

Golf

Immerse yourself in the sport of kings amidst Solvang’s pristine golf courses, where fairways stretch into the horizon and the scent of freshly cut grass fills the air. Tee off against stunning backdrops, with rolling hills and vineyards providing the perfect backdrop for a leisurely round. Whether you’re seeking a challenging championship course or a casual nine holes, the region’s golf courses offer an unparalleled experience for golfers of all levels.

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Cycling

Get ready for the ultimate adventure as you cycle through the Central Coast of California. Pro-cycling, training camps, mountain biking – Solvang has it all. Explore our bike tour itineraries – from relaxed family bike tours to mid-level and strenuous rides. We also have cycling tours of Santa Barbara Wine Country, a wine-lovers tour of various vineyards and locations from the movie “Sideways”. Choose from one of our cycling itineraries or head out on your own to discover the beautiful sights here. BONUS: Check out surreys, Mokes, and Trolleys, as other ways to ride around town!

Hiking and Parks

Lace up your hiking boots and venture into Solvang’s great outdoors, where a network of trails awaits exploration. From leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, Solvang offers a variety of options for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Discover panoramic vistas from mountaintop overlooks, meander through oak-studded valleys, or simply unwind in one of the region’s pristine parks, where tennis, pickleball, skateboarding, hiking, playground, picnicking / BBQ-ing, and birdwatching beckon.

Outdoor Dining

Experience the culinary delights of Solvang amidst the enchanting backdrop of the great outdoors. From charming sidewalk cafes to spacious patios overlooking scenic vistas, Solvang offers a plethora of outdoor dining options to satisfy every craving. Indulge in al fresco meals featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients paired with exquisite wines from nearby vineyards. Whether you’re savoring Danish pastries under the shade of a tree or enjoying a leisurely dinner under the starlit sky, dining outdoors in Solvang is an experience not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of this quaint town as you dine amidst blooming flowers, twinkling lights, and the gentle breeze.

Lodging Specials

Rewind after your outdoor adventure with exclusive lodging specials in Solvang. Whether you prefer a cozy bed and breakfast or a luxurious resort, Solvang’s accommodations offer a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration. Indulge in complimentary amenities, seasonal packages, and personalized service, ensuring a memorable stay tailored to your preferences.

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