Solvang CA  Danish Capital of America

My husband I just took a quick overnight trip to Solvang, CA and stayed at the Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground in Buellton.  We live about 3-4 hours from Solvang (depending on traffic).  We have a 24′ Fleetwood Pulse and we usually tow our Jeep.  But for this trip we just took the RV and parked it downtown Solvang and walked around, ate lunch, shopped a bit and had an ice cream.

We then drove to Buellton (about 3-4 miles down the road) to the Flying Flags Campground.  We checked in, hooked up water and electrical and relaxed a bit before heading to dinner.  We took an Uber to Firestone Walker Brewery for dinner.

This was a fun quick trip and got the cobwebs dusted off before our big trip in September.  Here are some pictures from our weekend –


If you are driving into town in your RV, head to the public parking lot by the Veterans Memorial Hall.  They have RV Parking.


We headed down Coppenhagen Dr. to eat lunch at the Coppenhagen Sausage Garden.   It has 4.5 stars on Google, so I thought it would be a safe bet.  I had the Bratwurst and my husband had a burger.  We shared fries.  Everything was really good.   They have sauerkraut and all kinds of different mustards to help yourself to. We also had a beer and it was really good.  I can’t remember the name off the top of my head, but it was a light ale.  All of the seating is outside on picnic tables.  You grab your beer and they bring you your lunch.

Coppenhagen Sausage Garden

We walked up Copenhagen Dr. until it ended and then back down the other side.  We stopped in Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates for an ice cream and sat outside and people watched.


We window shopped and then headed to Birkholm’s Bakery for a Danish .. you have to have a Danish in Solvang!  I ate mine the next day by the way … ice cream and a danish is a bit much!  ha ha


We then headed to check in at Flying Flags RV Park.  This was out first time staying there.  I chose the simplist RV site with just hookups.  No table, BBQ or any other amenities.

This RV Park has RV sites, Cabins, Vintage RV’s, Tents, and Airstreams to stay in.  There are two pools (and one in the Santa Ynez Guest Ranch), playgrounds, Splash Zone and a Fireside patio where they play movies at night.  “Feather and Fire” is right next to the Registration office which serves Pizza, Sandwiches, Breakfast, Ice Cream and cocktails.  Just outside of the RV Park (se map below) there is a place called the Sideways Inn for homemade sausages, fries, drinks and a few other yummy choices.

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Flying Flags RV Park Buellton


We had dinner at Firestone Walker Brewery.  It was good.  Service was good.  We like the Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale.  It’s almost like a Red.  Not too heavy.


A friend told me I needed to have an Aebleskiver.  A what? 

We headed over to the Solvang Restaurant and ordered the Aebleskivers and some breakfast.  Aebleskivers are similar to a pancake but round like a ball.  The traditional way to enjoy them is with raspberry jam and powdered sugar.  They were delicious!  I highly recommend you get one .. .or two …  if you’re in Solvang.

Before we headed to Solvang, I watched this video on how to make them.  They sell the pans and mix in the restaurant.

I’m sure there was more in Solvang and in the surrounding area to see and do, but we just wanted a one day simple trip.

Please leave a comment about your stay in Solvang or recommendations in the area.

Thanks for reading about our trip!


I love mermaids and just happened to sit in the booth with a mermaid on the wall –

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