Old World Charm, Modern American Comforts. In the breathtaking Santa Ynez Valley of California lies the Danish-inspired village of Solvang, also known as Little Denmark. Here you’ll find cobblestone streets featuring Old World architecture highlighted by gingerbread trimming and thatched roofs, and a wonderland of windmills, flower baskets and flying pennants. Just outside your door you’ll discover the bustling downtown shopping district filled with European wares, antiques and aromatic bakeries. There are also several wine-tasting rooms in town, and more to explore in scenic Santa Barbara County wine country.