Solvang – The Flavor of the Danish

When you are in central California, a fun town to visit to enjoy some “old world” flavor is the small. Danish-themed town of Solvang. The town is very visitor friendly and you can easily explore the town’s windmills, see and listen to the chimes of the local clock tower and see statues of Hans Christian Anderson and his famed “Little mermaid.”  Start your walking tour at the town’s Visitor’s Center to get maps and information on local celebrations and events. The town is filled with wonderful shops specializing in everything Danish from wooden shoes to chic garments to small trinkets that will delight young and old.  The Danish restaurants and bakeries have wonderful items for every palette and meals can be leisurely and relaxed either inside or sidewalk café style.  Explore the local history of the area at the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art or visit the Old, 1804 Mission Santa Inez. The annual “Danish Days” event takes place in mid September and is complete with parades, colorful costumes and plenty of Danish food and fun.

Enjoy the peaceful parks in the area such as Nojoqui Falls park or Hans Christian Anderson park or spend some time at the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Tour the many, wonderful vineyards in the area and sample the vintages in the local wine tasting rooms. Visit the local apple farms or spend some time enjoying the amenities of Chumash Casino Resort. The rolling and peaceful countryside of the Santa Inez Valley is well worth a drive and a few stops along the way.

Traveling Around California Via RV

As the most populous and the third largest state in the United States, California has as varied a climate and topography as it does a population. California has it all – from sea coast to mountains to desert to the majestic Redwood Cathedral forests of the northern coastal areas. It is home to not only Mt Whitney, the highest point in the continental United states, but also to Death Valley, the lowest point in the continental United States. California’s climate varies from a Mediterranean climate, with cool, rainy winters and dry summers to the cold and snowy mountains of the Sierra Nevadas with a huge helping of hot, dry desert lands thrown into the mix. Californian’s love the outdoors so California is a great place to visit by RV. Here you can enjoy the many types of topography and climates and learn about California’s colorful history on a daily basis. Enjoy the many types of marine and wildlife that California offers as you travel the state from coast to mountain to desert each with it’s own unique characteristics. Taking time to enjoy all that California has to offer by RV may be the greatest way to learn about this diverse and wonderful state!