Have you heard the news? Solvang was named one of the winners in the Best Historic Small Town category in the 10Best Readers’ Choice 2016 travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. Solvang was the only community in California to be honored in this exciting contest. Back in March, media experts nominated Solvang; then people like you around the world voted for Solvang online throughout the month of April. Solvang began the contest ranked #20 and after four weeks of daily voting, we finished as #6 against some very well-known towns. Naturally, we’re thrilled to have this recognition, especially since we value, celebrate and promote Solvang as a historic community year-round. If you’d like, you can see the list of all ten winners here .
You may recall that in 2009, Solvang was honored with the prestigious “Preserve America Community” award by the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. In 2014, Solvang was named by trivago as one of the best “Hidden European Towns in America” and in 2013 by Huffington Post as ” #2 Place to Travel to Europe Without Leaving the USA.” Solvang celebrated its Centennial in 2011 with year-long festivities including a visit from Henrik, His Royal Highness The Prince Consort of Denmark.
This year, Solvang celebrates 105 years of its historic, cultural heritage, attractions and festivals. Thanks for all your support year-round! Come enjoy “best historic small town” Solvang soon!