Solvang is a small, older city in Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County known as the Danish Capital of America. Solvang is Danish for sunny field. All year long, tourists visit this charming Danish themed village full of Danish culture, windmills, horse drawn wagons, walkable tree lined streets, half timbers, and Danish styled architecture. Visitors marvel over the many quaint shops selling Danish imports, folk dancing, friendly people, and statues of Hans Christian Anderson and the Little Mermaid. The sweet nature of this Danish town along with the feeling of fantasy makes Solvang an adored tourist attraction.