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Solvang Attractions & 25 Things To Do




Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
The PCPA has a reputation for world-class productions. With Performances from June to October under the stars in Solvang's Outdoor Festival Theater, The PCPA Theaterfest Summer Season offers major musicals, gripping dramas, delightful comedies and timeless classics.
Phone: 805.922.8313

Elverhoj Danish Heritage and Fine Arts Museum
Located on a quiet street two blocks from the shops and galleries of Solvang, the Elverhoj is filled with old photographs, artifacts, lithographs, arts and crafts, period rooms and friendly docents to acquaint you with them. Open Wednesdays - Sundays, 1 PM - 4 PM.
Phone: 805.686.1211

Hans Christian Andersen Museum
Located upstairs in the Book Loft building, 1680 Mission Drive. Here the multitalented father of the modern fairy tale is accessible through his books, sketches, paper cutouts, silhouettes and colleges.
Phone: 805.688.2052



Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
320 Alisal Road, Solvang Ca 93463
The motorcycles in the museum are from the private
collection of Virgil Elings. He has been collecting motorcycles for 2 decades. The collection is quite broad with something for everyone, ranging from a 1910 FN to the present, and across all makes.

Weekends 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and by appointment mid-week Drop-ins may contact the management office and we will be happy to open for you. Admission is $5 per person Children under the age of 10 are admitted for free with parent or guardian.
Phone: 805.686.9522


The Western Wear Museum
Features all manner of western gear plus clothing design ideas from such Silver Screen cowboys as Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Open by reservation only.
Phone: 805.693.5000 or 805.688.3388


Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum & Carriage House
The museum features eight rooms of Valley history and memorabilia, from Chumash Indian implements, to ranch guns, saddles and reatas, to the clothing and furnishings brought by European settlers. Next door, over 30 carriages, wagons, stagecoaches and buggies sit quietly, recalling an era when the horse was king.
Phone: 805.688.7889.


25 Things To Do In Solvang

1)  Have a chocolate covered banana at The Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory.
2)  Take a horse drawn carriage ride around Solvang.
3)  See a Play at Theatrefest - June thru October. (see above Attractions)
4)  Visit The Hans Christian Andersen Museum. (see above Attractions)
5)  Visit the Elverhoy Museum to learn about Solvang's history. (see above Attractions)
6)  Visit Ingeborg's for authentic Danish Chocolate.
7)  Spend the day golfing at the River Course.
8)  Have lunch at The River Grill.
9)  Take a scenic walk up to Nojoqui falls.
10) Browse for a book, and have a coffee at The Book Loft.
11) Take a walk and enjoy the beautiful gardens and unique Danish architecture.
12) Go to The Secret Garden and enjoy a massage
13) Try a different Danish Pastry at each of the local bakeries.
14) Rent a bicycle and take a tour of Solvang.
15) Try some Danish aebleskiver at the Inn.
16) Go to Santa Ynez Valley Hardware and buy your own aebleskiver pan.
17) Visit The Western Wear Museum (see above Attractions)
18) Visit Hans Christian Andersen Park. Picnic tables, BBQ area and tennis courts.
19) Take a tour of Mission Santa Ines.  Don't miss the opportunity to tour their gardens.
20) Try a Danish open face sandwich at The Bit O' Denmark or The Little Mermaid.
21) Attend a concert in Solvang Park
22) Take an evening stroll around Solvang.
23) Visit The Motorcycle Museum on Alisal Road (see above Attractions)
24) Take a stroll through Bethania Lutheran Church
25) Go across the street to the Lutheran Home and look at the Danish Windharp.

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