Most Like: Denmark
In 1911, a group of Danes established a West Coast Danish colony in the Santa Ynez Valley and named it Solvang, which means sunny fields. These days, Solvang fully embraces its over-the-top Danish Village identity that draws thousands of tourists admiring its winsome half-timbered buildings, windmills, horse-drawn streetcar, and Little Mermaid statue. The Copenhagen House displays Royal Copenhagen cups, Georg Jensen serve-ware, and Kay Bojesen wooden animals. And don’t miss the fluffy aebleskiver doused in raspberry sauce at Aebleskiver Café or the flaky almond kringle from any of the bakeries that line the street.
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