Not much to do in Solvang
In Danish, Solvang stands for ‘”sunny field” – and that is what this place is just a field. The whole “town-wannabe” has a weird vibe. We were on the way to Lake Cachuma and decided to swing by anyway. Many of our friends warned us that there’s no point of stopping in this decadent provincial tourist trap, we didn’t listen…
-A “Dutch -themed” mall with some potentially Dutch cuisine restaurants? The idea probably was great back in half a century ago, however, now it’s just a weird overpriced “attraction” for the rich? IDK who would want to buy souvenirs in the middle of nowhere.
In either case, we were not particularly impressed with the food or the w.e. this place was. We ordered some Belgian waffles that came with some canned fruits (that tasted like they were from a dollar store) $30 for canned fruits? I don’t think so… We did find however a delicious ice-cream shop =)
Solvang with kids?
– Not much to do with children. Maybe older kids would enjoy Lake Cachuma. Smaller children won’t have a good time at all. It’s just not worth the drive from Los Angeles or San Francisco. In contrast, a small town of Carmel by the sea – a real fairy tale on the shore of the Pacific is a much better alternative.