Holiday Weekend = Picnic Time

IMG_0349Tenley Fohl Photography_S3W-Solvang Park Gazebo Crowd Wide AngleHow can the Memorial Day holiday weekend be upon us? Do you like to picnic to celebrate? Our family does and I do like to pick items up vs. making everything from scratch! (Sorry Mom!) There are choices aplenty for perfect picnic ingredients and settings around Solvang.  Did you know all Solvang parks are free and open to the public daily? My family and friends really enjoy Solvang Park & Gazebo right in the center of town on Mission Drive at First Street—invariably, there’s something going on there including free concerts. For a more active group, check out Hans Christian Andersen Park at 775 Atterdag Road, with a skate park and tennis courts within easy walking distance of downtown. Then, there’s the super-fun, built by the community Sunny Fields Park on Alamo Pintado Road with a Danish-themed wooden play structure, swings, rope bridge, picnic area, ball field (and coming soon, a sand volleyball court).

Solvang Third Wednesday Picnic in the Park-close-upHere’s a few ideas for palate pleasing items including gourmet cheeses, local fruits, breads, sandwiches, deli, salads and desserts—Nielsen’s Market (688-3236); El Rancho Market (688-4300). New Frontiers Natural Foods Deli (639-1746) and Vin Hus (688-7117).For more details, visit