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CREATIVE VISUAL SOLUTIONS TOO

Report & Sample of Work 2nd Qtr 2019 -2020 Prepared by: Brenda K. Ball January 13, 2020



2ND QUARTER

REPORT SOLVANG CITY COUNCIL • Walk-in visitors • Information gathering and outreach • Visitor Center literature distribution • Where International visitors came from • Common Questions

SOLVANG VISITOR CENTER October - December 2019

Total Walk-in Visitors

15,239

Highest Number of Visitors on a day

Saturday, December 28

625

Lowest Number of Visitors on a day

Thursday, December 5

37

Information collection

Map distribution Visitor Guide distribution

Gathering information from attractions, museums, shops, restaurants, wine tasting and vineyards to provide Visitor Center staff with answers to questions about things to do in Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley

Weekly phone calls and in-person visits regularly to gather information

Solvang Chamber of Commerce Maps

9,124

Visit the Santa Ynez Valley Visitor Guides

5,069

Visitors Came from these Countries

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Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada China Colombia

Denmark England France Germany Hong Kong India Indonesia Ireland

Israel Japan Korea Luxemborg Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway

Philippines Peru Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Russia Spain Serbia

Switzerland Taiwan Sweden Ukraine Uruguay

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Frequently Asked Questions from Walk-in Visitors and phone calls to Visitor Center: What is there to do in Solvang? What are the 'must see' things in Solvang? Where do we get tickets for the trolley? Where is the nearest restroom? After 4 PM, we are often asked, we only have an hour or two what is there to do in Solvang? What is the best bakery, restaurant, wine tasting room, winery or vineyard to visit? Where should I go for breakfast? Where can I get Danish food? What stores are open late? Why does everything close early? Where is the nearest ATM? What is the history of Solvang? Why does Solvang look the way it does? I can't remember where I bought a _______ (two to twenty) years ago, do you know where I can get another one? What is the date for Taste of Solvang, Danish Days, etc., I need to make hotel reservations? Can you help me get a hotel room for the night? All the hotels in Solvang are booked, where can I get a hotel room? How do I do the Nisse Adventure, where do I get my prize? I bought tickets for the drone show where do I park? Where do I pay for parking?

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The Solvang Village Dining Guide

FINE DINING - EVENING Actor’s Corner $$$ | (805) 686-2409 Thurs-Mon 12 - 1:30PM, private lunch reservation only; Dinner 5 - 8PM 443 Second St.

First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn $$$ | 805-688-1703 Daily 5:30 - 8:45PM 409 First St.

Mad & Vin at The Landsby $$$ | (805) 688-3121 Breakfast daily 7:30 - 11AM Lunch Fri-Sat Noon - 2:30PM Dinner daily 5 - 9PM 1576 Mission Dr.

Root 246

$$$ | (805) 686-8681 Lounge Tues-Sun 4PM -12:30AM; Dinner 5PM - 10 PM 400 Alisal Road

AMERICAN Brekkies by Chomp $ | 805-688-7733 Daily 7 AM - 2:30 PM 1655 Mission Drive

CHOMP - Burgers & Shakes $ | (805) 688-7733 Daily 11:30 AM - 8PM 1693 Mission Drive

Copenhagen Sausage Garden $ | 805-697-7354 Mon-Thurs 11AM - 9 PM; Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM; Sun 10AM - 9PM 1660 Copenhagen Drive

Fresco Valley Café $ | (805) 688-8857 Daily 8:30AM - 3 PM 442 Atterdag Road

Red Viking

Toscana

The Good Seed

Solvang Bakery

Tower Pizza

$ | (805) 697-7708 Mon-Fri 6am–5pm; Sat-Sun 7am–5pm 1693 Mission Drive

Aly’s by Alebru $$$ | (805) 697-7082 Thu-Mon: 5 - 8:45PM 451 Second St., #A

COFFEE HOUSE The Coffee House by Chomp

$ | (805) 693-2132 Daily 7 AM - 3 PM 1607 Mission Dr.

1637 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang @SolvangVisitorCenter 805-686-4056

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Hill Haven Provisions

$ | (805) 691-9025 Wed - Thurs 5 - 10PM; Fri-Sat 11:30AM -1:30AM; Sun 12 - 10PM; 448 Atterdag Road

River Grill at Alisal

$ | (805) 688-7784 Mon-Thurs 8AM - 3PM; Fri - Sun 7AM - 3PM 150 Alisal Road

Solvang Brewing Company $ | (805) 688-2337 Daily 11AM - Late (Midnight) 1547 Mission Drive

Succulent Café

$$ | (805) 691-9444 M, W - F 10AM - 3PM, Happy Hour 3 - 5 PM Sa-Sun 8:30AM - 3PM; Daily 5 - 9PM 1555 Mission Drive

ASIAN Pho 805

$$ | (805) 686-8200 Wed-Mon 11AM - 9PM; Closed Tues 435 Alisal Road

Ramen Kotori

$ | 805-691-9672 Wed- Sun 12 Noon-2:30, 5:30-9PM 1618 Copenhagen Dr

DANISH Belgian Café

$ | (805) 688-6630 Daily 7AM - 3PM 1671 Copenhagen Dr.

Bit O’ Denmark

$$ | (805) 688-5426 Daily 11:30AM - 9PM, closed from 4 - 5 PM; and closed all day Thursday 473 Alisal Road

Birkholm’s Bakery & Café

$ | (805) 688-8188 Sun-Thurs 7AM-6PM. Fri-Sat 7AM - 7PM 460 Alisal Road

Danish Mill Bakery & Café

$ | (805) 688-5805 Sun-Thur - 7AM -6PM, Fri-Sat 7AM - 7PM, 1682 Copenhagen Dr.

Mortensen’s Bakery & Café $ | (805) 688-8373 Daily 8:30AM-6PM 1588 Mission Drive

Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery & Café $ | (805) 688-6314 Daily 7AM - 6 PM; Sat-Sun till 7PM 1529 Mission Drive

Paula’s Pancake House $ | (805) 688-2867 Daily 6AM - 3PM 1531 Mission Drive

$$ | (805) 688-6610 Daily 8AM - 8PM 1684 Copenhagen Dr.

$$ | (805) 697-7445 Tues-Sun 11:30AM - 3PM, 5 -10PM 485 Alisal Road #165

$ | 805) 688-4939 Sunday-Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm 432 Alisal Road

$$ | (805) 688-3036 Mon 4PM - 8PM; Wed-Sun 11AM - 8 PM; closed Tues 436 Alisal Road #C-D

$ | (805) 688-4645 Mon-Fri 6AM-3PM, Sat-Sun 6AM-5PM 1672 Copenhagen Drive

MEXICAN Viking Garden Restaurant

Solvang Restaurant

GREEK Petros Kafe

$$ | (805) 686-5455 Mon–Fri 11AM–9PM; Sat - Sun10AM – 9PM; 487 Atterdag Road

IRISH Fitzpatrick’s Tavern

$$ | (805) 688-5500 Mon-Thurs 11AM-8PM; Fri-Sat 11AM-9PM; Sun 11AM - 8PM 490 First Street

ITALIAN/PIZZA Cecco Ristorante

$$ | (805) 688-8880 Lunch Daily 11:30AM - 3PM; Dinner Sun-Thurs 5 - 9PM; Fri-Sat 5 - 10PM 475 First St.

Domino’s Pizza

$$ | (805) 686-1177 M-F 10:30AM-12AM, Sat-Sun 10:30AM - 1AM 1655 Mission Drive

Osteria Grappolo

$$ | (805) 688-8281 Mon-Fri Noon-2:30; 5-9PM; Sat-Sun - Noon-9PM 1547 Mission Drive

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$$ | (805) 688-1250 Mon-Fri 9AM-7PM; Sat-Sun 8AM-8PM 446-C Alisal Road Plus Danish, American, Italian

QUICK /CONVENIENCE Aebleskiver Café $ | (805) 688-1250 Daily 9AM - 5PM 446 Alisal Road, #5

Big Bopper Drive-In $ | (805) 688-6018 Daily 10AM - 8PM 1510 Mission Dr.

Hummingbird Café $ | (805) 403-7100 Daily 11AM - 5 PM 453 Atterdag Road

Panino’s

$ | (805) 688-0608 Daily 11AM - 4PM 475 First St.

Silk Roads Kitchen

$ | 435 Alisal Road (805) 697-6960 Daily 10 AM - 6 PM 435 Alisal Road

Subway

$ | (805) 688-7650 Daily 7AM - 10PM 1641 Mission Drive © @SolvangVisitorCenter by Brenda K. Ball.


Sweet Stops Danish Village of Solvang

1 Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery

10 Birkholm’s Bakery & Cafe

2 Good Seed Coffee

11 H & P Vinhus

3 Mortensen’s Danish Bakery

12 Solvang Bakery

4 Rincon Del Nino

13 Old Danish Fudge Kitchen

5 Solvang Trolley Ice Cream Parlor

14 Danish Mill Bakery

1529 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 olsensdanishvillagebakery.com

1607 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 goodseedcoffeeboutique.com 1588 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 mortensensbakery.com 473 Atterdag Road, Unit 102, Solvang, CA 93463 solvangusa.com/directory/rincon-del-nino-dulceria/ 1618 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 solvangtrolley.com/ice-cream-parlor-1

6 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 1655 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 rmcf.com/CA/Solvang50032

7 Café Dolce

475 1st Street, # 3, Solvang, CA 93463 facebook.com/cafedolcesolvang

8 The Coffee House by Chomp 1693 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 thecoffeehousesolvang.com

9 Swedish Candy Factory

485 Alisal Road ,#125,Solvang, CA 93463 swedishcandyfactory.com

460 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 birkholmsbakery.com 440 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 danishvinhus.com 438 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 solvangbakery.com 441 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 solvangfudge.com

1682 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 facebook.com/pages/Danish-Mill-BakeryInc/111685132202882

15 Solvang Restaurant

1672 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 solvangrestaurant.com

16 Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates

1679 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 ingeborgs.com

17 Downey’s Candy World

1689 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 facebook.com/Downeys-Dress-Shop-and-CandyWorld-422247777860878

© for Solvang Visitor Center by Brenda K. Ball


Restaurants

open for Breakfast in Solvang Belgian Café

(805) 688-6630 Daily 7 AM - 3 PM 1671 Copenhagen Dr.

Birkholm’s Bakery & Café (805) 688-8188 Daily 7 AM-6 PM 460 Alisal Road

Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery & Café (805) 688-6314 Daily 7 AM - 6 PM 1529 Mission Drive

Paula’s Pancake House (805) 688-2867 Daily 6 AM - 3 PM 1531 Mission Drive

Brekkies by Chomp

Red Viking

Danish Mill Bakery & Café

River Grill at Alisal

(805) 688-7733 Daily 7 AM - 2:30 PM 1655 Mission Drive

(805) 688-5805 Daily- 7 AM -6 PM 1682 Copenhagen Dr.

Fresco Valley Café (805) 688-8857 Daily 8:30 AM - 3 PM 442 Atterdag Road

Mad & Vin at The Landsby

(805) 688-3121 Breakfast daily 7:30 - 11 AM Lunch Fri-Sat Noon - 2:30 PM Dinner daily 5 - 9 PM 1576 Mission Dr.

Mortensen’s Bakery & Café (805) 688-8373 Daily 8:30 AM-6 PM 1588 Mission Drive

(805) 688-6610 Daily 8 AM - 8 PM 1684 Copenhagen Dr.

Succulent Café

(805) 691-9444 M, W - F 10 AM - 3 PM Happy Hour 3 - 5 PM Sa-Sun 8:30 AM - 3 PM Daily 5 - 9PM 1555 Mission Drive

Viking Garden (805) 688-1250 Mon-Fri 9 AM-7 PM Sat-Sun 8 AM-8 PM 446-C Alisal Road

(805) 688-7784 Breakfast daily 7 - 11 AM Lunch 11 AM - 3 PM Sunday Brunch 9 AM - 3 PM 150 Alisal Road

Santa Ynez Valley Café (805) 688-3543 Sun - Tues 7 AM - 3 PM Wed - Sat 7 AM - 8:30 PM 606 Alamo Pintado Rd Suite 1

Solvang Restaurant (805) 688-4645 Mon-Fri 6 AM-3 PM Sat-Sun 6 AM-5 PM 1672 Copenhagen Drive

Subway

(805) 688-7650 Daily 7 AM - 10 PM 1641 Mission Drive

1637 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA 93463 @SolvangVisitorCenter 805-686-4056 805-688-6144

805-686-4056 • @SolvangVisitorCenter • SolvangVisitorCenter.com © @SolvangVisitorCenter by Brenda K. Ball.


Restaurants Open

Christmas Day December 25, 2019 COFFEE HOUSE

ASIAN

The Good Seed

Pho 805

$ | (805) 693-2132 HOURS: 7 AM - 1 PM 1607 Mission Drive

$$ | (805) 686-8200 HOURS: 11AM - 9PM 435 Alisal Road

FINE DINING

DANISH

Aly’s by Alebru

Red Viking

$$$ | (805) 697-7082 HOURS: 5 - 8:30PM, reservations required 451 Second Street, #A

$$ | (805) 688-6610 HOURS: 8AM - 4PM 1684 Copenhagen Drive

First & Oak at the Mirabelle Inn

Viking Garden Restaurant

$$$ | 805-688-1703 HOURS: 4 - 8PM, reservations required, (Sold Out)) 409 First Street

$$ | (805) 688-1250 HOURS: 11AM-5PM 446-C Alisal Road Also serving Mexican, American, Italian food

Mad & Vin at The Landsby $$$ | (805) 688-3121 HOURS: 4 - 10PM 1576 Mission Drive

Root 246 $$$ | (805) 686-8681 HOURS: 2PM - 8PM, reservations recommended 400 Alisal Road

AMERICAN Copenhagen Sausage Garden $ | 805-697-7354 HOURS: 10AM - 8 PM 1660 Copenhagen Drive

MEXICAN Taco Roco $ (805) 686-1901 HOURS: 10AM - 2 PM 608 Alamo Pintado, Nielsens Shopping Center

QUICK Big Bopper Drive-In $ | (805) 688-6018 HOURS:10AM - 8PM 1510 Mission Drive

Solvang Brewing Company $$ | (805) 688-2337 HOURS: 4PM - Midnight 1547 Mission Drive © for Solvang Visitor Center by Brenda K. Ball


SOLVANG VISITOR CENTER VISITOR GUIDE DISTRIBUTION SEPTEMBER 2019 Santa Ynez Valley And Solvang Visitor Guide - VisitSYV My motto for marketing Solvang through the Solvang Visitor Center is Hard work, Teamwork and Collaboration. One of my favorite quotes about collaboration is "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." As I mentioned to Shelby recently, I am not here to compete with the VisitSYV or any other organization for that matter, my goal is to complement your efforts in marketing Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley. My first method will be sharing your posts to increase your reach. If you will follow us on Facebook and Instagram @SolvangVisitoCenter and hashtag your posts #solvangvisitorcenter, we can help spread your information. Here is my report for the month of September 2019 My team made five trips to the Buellton storage facility to pick up The Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang Visitor Guides. We picked up between 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16 bundles each time. And for the month of September we handed out a total of 1,160 of these visitor guides. We primarily used the visitor guide for the wine map on page 86 to show the three loops that people could make to visit different vineyards and wineries. The goal being to encourage longer overnight stays in Solvang. If your business is located in Solvang and you would like to be part of Solvang group tours, please let me know. We are beginning those this weekend with the Tournament of Roses committee and court (35 people) who will be meeting the mayor and/or mayor protem and then touring five shops in Solvang. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll finish with another anonymous quote. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."


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