Thursday, December 3, 2009

Solvang, CA

Solvang - the name is a Danish word meaning "sunny field" was founded in 1911 on 9,000 acres of former Spanish land grant to a small group of Danish settlers in 1936. On Solvang's 25th birthday the future Danish king and queen visited, sparking interest in the local colony and the local annual festival known as Danish Days. When The Saturday Evening Post featured Solvang in a 1946 article, tourists came attracted by the setting, the customs, and the idyllic life. Shops, galleries, restaurants, and hotels soon sprouted, each reflecting the area's Danish architectural heritage. Solvang evolved into the jewel it is today.
The chocolate shop is always a big hit!

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