As I get ready for my trip to Denmark next week for the Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, I figured I would recap my day trip to Solvang, California’s Danish village. This was part of a Santa Barbara weekend getaway I planned with a couple of my girlfriends, I don’t know if I would make the trip from San Diego just to see Solvang but we had a great time!

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We started our day off with breakfast at Solvang restaurant and of course we had to try Aebleskiver, a Danish pastry I would describe as a pancake ball topped off with raspberry jam. These were delicious, but I’m biased, I haven’t met a carb I don’t love. You can pretty much get these delicious treats anywhere in Solvang but I was told Solvang Restaurant was the place to go, if you don’t want to wait in line for a table you can always grab some from the to-go window.

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After breakfast we walked around town taking in the sights. The town is adorable.DSC09904

Next up, I had to try the beer at Solvang Brewing Company. I had a taster of the Odin Stout and the Raspberry Windmill Wheat Ale.

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We ended the day with some wine at the CrossHatch Winery. There are plenty of wineries and tasting rooms to choose from but this spot is located inside a windmill, which was pretty unique. We enjoyed our wine in the outside patio.

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