By Deb Flomberg
One of the best ways to clear your head is to get out of the city for a bit and take a scenic drive. If you happen to live in California, then lucky you, because there are so many stunningly beautiful drives to take that you can try a new route every time. Try a drive to the city of Solvang, California. It’s a beautiful trip with lots of picturesque roads, plus you will find lots to see and do once you get to Solvang.
For a trip like this, you’ll want to start by hopping in your E250 Sport Sedan From Mercedes-Benz of Encino. After all, if you are going to go for a drive, you will want to make it in total comfort and elegance, in the way that only Mercedes-Benz can offer. Then, from Los Angeles, you’ll head north on the 101 until you get to the Ventura Freeway. You’ll merge onto the 154 and from there it is just a few exits to Solvang. Along the way you’ll travel up the Pacific Coast, with plenty of amazing scenery and lots of spots to get out and stretch your legs.
Once you arrive in Solvang, you will want to spend some time exploring this lovely city. Solvang was founded in 1911 by Danish teachers, so it still has that great Danish charm. You’ll find horse drawn wagons, the Hans Christian Anderson Park, lots of Danish pastries, plenty of shops to explore and lots of windmills. You can even take a ride on a replica of a 19th century Danish streetcar as you tour this iconic city. If you happen to arrive in mid-September, then you just may be lucky enough to be there during Danish days, a huge festival with music, dancing, floats, marching bands and more.
Once you’ve wandered the city and explored all the Danish charm, then hop back in your Mercedes-Benz and head back down the same route for another picturesque drive back home.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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