Holiday Inn Express Solvang
Travel Blogs from Solvang
We had never heard of this town but we had to stay here for 2 nights to get the car repaired due to the damage done after Jamie doing her best impression of Stevie Wonder doing a Nigel Mansell impression. Please see below for the pictures of the damage done!
This town was populated by a few hundred thousand Danes a century and a bit ago and has …
... reflects that. We took a tour of the town in a trolley pulled by Belgian draft horses. We ate Ableskiver (sp?) which is a Danish pastry served with raspberry jam and powdered sugar. I found a fabric store. We went to a Danish history museum. There was an Octoberfest going on so we heard some polka music. Did a little wine tasting. Walked around the town and enjoyed the atmosphere. Hans Christian Andersen actually lived and taught ...
... always raved about the area.
Solvang is a neat little Danish themed town. Eating fantastic pastries seems to be the main attraction. There is LOTS of wine tasting but since we were driving, we decided to 'taste' at another time. Not to be cruel, but basically with line after line of cars up and down main street, and lots of trinket shops--this is kind of a tourist trap. I'm sure the areas outside the ...
... Bay where once again, our timing couldn't have been better. From December until February, elephant seals come into the bay in their thousands to breed and birth. The beach was covered in the blubbery marine mammals, ranging from cute little females to HUGE gargantuan big daddies. Some were dozing in the sun, others were throwing sand over themselves and each other. The funniest sight was to see them making their way from the sand to the ocean and vice versa, ...
... s events. Food is very good. However, I would not like looking at the critter Di had on plate last night. It has eyes staring at me. My plate of risotto with prawns had the eyes removed. I don't like food looking back at me. Sunset last night was incredible. I quickly pulled off the road to take a couple of pictures. Everyone here must be used to tourists gawking about all the time. Different vistas appear at every ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking