It’s Spring Break—Time for Family Fun!

LupineBush+PoppiesSpring has sprung here! You know that year-round, there’s plenty of room to run, jump, play and experience family fun in Solvang, yet especially this time of year–with spring break vacations in full bloom along with the wildflowers practically everywhere you look! One of my favorite places for viewing nature’s colorful wildflowers is off Figueroa Mountain Road in the nearby Los Padres National Forest. Remember, all public parks around town have free admission and are open daily sunrise to sunset. Solvang’s Hans Christian Andersen Park is a woodsy green space with picnic areas, tennis courts, a playground and free Skate Park for boarders. The whimsical wooden playground and ball field at Sunny Fields Park is one of our personal family favorites.

ostrich-land-ostrichesFor a two-horse powered tour that kids of all ages can enjoy, hop aboard the Solvang Trolley–a historic wooden streetcar pulled by a pair of impressive draft horses. If you’re feeling really adventurous, how about the two-wheel Segway of Solvang tour? Visit nearby OstrichLand USA to see & feed the largest &fastest birds in the world. Discover Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch offering free viewing of 34-inch-and-under equines from 10am-3pm Monday-Saturday.

SolvangFarmersMarket 7-09Visit local farm stands to fuel all your family’s adventure with fresh produce daily or stroll through the Solvang Farmers Market every Wednesday afternoon from 2-6pm! For more ideas, visit