Known as California’s Copenhagen, this quaint Danish-style town has been a tourist attraction to young and old alike since 1947. The traditional German-style architecture, authentic restaurants, and shopkeepers dressed in traditional attire make visitors forget that they're in California. And it's all just an easy Amtrak California ride away.
Solvang is a charming European style village located between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara where you can browse specialty shops, visit premium wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley, sip award-winning wine at downtown tasting rooms, tour Spanish Old Mission Santa Ines, take-off on a glider ride, or play golf at one of Solvang's nearby golf courses.
For bicycle riders, Solvang is a world-class cycling mecca! Visitors to Solvang and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley have discovered what 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and other pro cyclists know – this is an ideal cycling area. From rolling country lanes through vineyards to strenuous mountain climbs, there is something for every level of cycling ability here. The Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau has even developed special cycling tours to give visitors a range of cycling options. So bring your bike onboard! That's right - bicycles are permitted on our trains and buses. View our bicycle policy.
For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to stop by one of Solvang's many Danish bakeries or chocolatiers. And, if you've never had them, try authentic "Aebleskivers" - they're delish!
Whether you stay for a day or a week, Solvang is a great place to get away and unwind. No passport required!
Amtrak California Route
Santa Barbara (SBA)
209 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1630 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Once you arrive at the Santa Barbara train station, you'll transfer to Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 17 (Oakland - San Francisco - San Jose - Santa Barbara) which will take you directly to Solvang.