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A Taste of Europe in California

The place is Solvang , a city in Santa Barbara County, California. It is located in southern California’s Santa Ynez valley. Solvang is the Danish word for Sunny field. It’s known for its Danish-style architecture and many wineries. The Elverhøj Museum of History & Art explores the city’s Danish heritage. The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum exhibits dozens of classic American, Japanese and European motorbikes. The Old Mission Santa Inés is an early-1800s Franciscan church.

When we went there the Vintage Motorcycle Museum was closed but we got a glimpse of some of the displays through the windows. Likewise, we did not get to see the church. But we enjoyed the place with its European ambience .