Discover charming shops and Danish eats.

By Travel + Leisure
May 14, 2012
Perry Sun

Visiting Solvang, located in Santa Barbara’s wine country by the Santa Ynez Mountains, is like being transported to Denmark, windmills and all—without having to exchange your dollars for Euros. Check out the town’s website for updates on festivals and events throughout the year.


You’ll find everything from collectables to fine jewelry at this shop, which specializes in Danish and European imports.

Ingeborg's Chocolates

The candy shop is famous for its house-made Danish milk and dark chocolates. Order them by the box—or the pound.

Bit O' Denmark

The restaurant is known for its frikadeller (meatballs) and medisterpolse (sausage).

Red Viking Restaurant

Pick over a smorgasbord of Danish meats and cheeses, meatballs and smoked fish—or maybe some hakkebøf (ground beef and onions)—at the friendly, homespun restaurant.

Hadsten House Inn & Spa

The property offers heated indoor pool and complimentary breakfasts; guest rooms all have their own fireplaces.