Introduction to Solvang, California
Solvang, California, in Santa Barbara county, is 20 miles NW of Goleta, California and 114 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is included in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,332 people lived in Solvang.
The city of Solvang was founded in 1911 by a group of Danish educators. Prior to Danish settlement, the area was governed by Spanish rulers. The Danish educators wanted to escape the harsh winters of the Midwestern U.S., so they traveled west and settled in this area. The city's buildings reveal an enormous Danish influence.p>
Solvang and nearby Attractions
- Old Mission Santa Ines
- Hans Christian Andersen Museum
- Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park
- Elverhoj Museum of History
- El Capitan Beach State Park
Things To Do In Solvang
The Hans Christian Andersen Museum and the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art are nearby. The Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park is a sandstone cave with preserved religious drawings of Chumash Native Americans. El Captain Beach State Park is the local airport.
The San Luis County Regional Airport is nearby.
Solvang Higher Education
The University of California-Santa Barbara, Allan Hancock College and Santa Barbara City College are some of local colleges and universities.