Solvang is a city located in Santa Barbara County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,332.
Solvang means "Sunny Field" in Danish. It was founded in 1911 on 9,000 acres (36 km²) of formerly Spanish land by a group of Danish educators. The settlers of this city left for the west to escape midwestern winters. The city is home to several bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California.
Mission Santa Ines, one of the California missions, is a National Historic Landmark.
Web Sites and Links
City of SolvangIncludes city news, council information, departments, photos, and related links.
Hans Christian Andersen MuseumMuseum information, biography of Andersen, and one of his famous tales, "The Princess and the Pea."
People Helping PeopleProvides emergency and basic needs and comprehensive integrated family and individual support services. Information about events and services.
Solvang CAA directory of lodging, shopping, events, churches, clubs, museums and restaurants.
Solvang Chamber of CommerceBusiness directory and visitor's guide.
Solvang Lutheran HomeA multi-level nonprofit, continuing care retirement community.
Solvang Motorcycle MuseumDisplays classic motorcycles from 1906 to modern six cylinder bikes. Each month a different bike is featured. Includes history, photo gallery, and contact information.
SYV OnlineCommunity information for Santa Ynez, Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Ballard, and Los Alamos.
The ElverhÃ¸j Museum of History and ArtDevoted to the Danish culture and the Danish-American experience. Offers exhibit information, details about classes, news, and membership information.