If you live in or are just visiting California Solvang is an awesome place to go with the kids. Solvang is a cute little Danish town full of fun things to see and do.
When I was pregnant with Juliana I wanted to take one more family vacation right before I had her. I booked us a weekend getaway to Solvang a few months before my due date and we had a blast.
Visiting Solvang With Kids
For this last trip we stayed at Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn, which was a nice hotel and only walking distance to the popular Pea Soup Andersen’s restaurant. I’m not a huge fan of Pea Soup, but they have other yummy dishes and a fun store. My husband and son on the other hand loved the pea soup and each ate it all up.
The hotel was nice and family friendly. It had a heated pool, which would have been great during our stay, except it was raining most of the time we were there.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting Ostrichland U.S.A. It was a low cost adventure for our little family.
They gave us all bowls of food to feed to the ostriches and emu’s. Jonas really loved this experience and it was fun seeing the Ostriches and Emus run over to get food.
Paula’s Pancake House
We really enjoyed eating at Paula’s Pancake House. If you go make sure to arrive early because there was a large crowd of people waiting to get in when we arrived. Even so they managed to get us in rather quickly.
They serve Danish Pancakes at Paula’s. These pancakes are really unique and tasty. Our whole family loved it! This is a great place to go with kids for a good breakfast that will fill you up.
Family Hike To Nojoqui Falls
Near Solvang there is an easy trail to a beautiful waterfall, Nojoqui Falls. We were so excited about seeing this because we love going on family hikes. Plus it was a trail easy enough for Jonas and me, a then pregnant mom to navigate.
Unfortunately the waterfall was blocked off because of a recent mudslide. We did get to hike some of the trail though and it was absolutely beautiful!
I hope to go there again when we can actually see the waterfall.
This is one of our favorite spots for a weekend getaway or even a day trip. These are only a few of the many fun things to do in Solvang.
If you decide to visit Solvang with your family make sure to check out some of the bakeries in town. Each of them have different Danish pastries or just make them a little differently. I always love trying something new every time we go.
Also, I highly recommend taking a family trip before having a new baby. I was tired sure, but that was one of the funnest trips and it made Jonas feel special to spend some quality family time before the baby came.
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