The official 2014 Solvang & The Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Guide, a co-operative publication of Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) and Visit The Santa Ynez Valley (VisitSYV) will make a free, public debut at a “Launch Breakfast” on Wednesday, January 15 at 9:30 a.m., sponsored by the Chumash Casino Resort/Chumash Enterprises and hosted at the Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Rd. in Solvang. See this new publication for the first time and obtain copies—a 56-page full-color FREE magazine encompassing the communities of Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang.
The 2014 Visitors Guide is filled with beautiful color photographs featuring attractions, architecture, lush vineyards and historic sites as well as a “Resource” section that feature attractions, farm stands, unique wedding & event venues, dining and lodging. A new section features Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley retail shopping opportunities. A popular fold-out 2-page map returns in this edition and includes hotels, points of interest and wine & beer tasting rooms open to the public throughout the Valley. There is also a revised downtown Solvang map featuring key attractions in the village.
Executive Director Mary Harris of Visit the Santa Ynez Valley says, “We are excited about our cooperative 2014 Visitors Guide that is vital to our promotion of the entire Valley.” Visit The Santa Ynez Valley is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 that merged in October 2013 with the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association and is committed to promoting year-round sustainable tourism and hotel occupancy throughout all six communities in the Valley.
Solvang CVB Executive Director Tracy Farhad remarks, “This is our ninth year of this collaboration and we are thrilled to debut our joint 2014 Visitors Guide. Be one of the first to see this impressive marketing tool designed to entice the visitor to our area and to stay longer.” The Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1986 to promote the City of Solvang, its Northern European culture, cuisine, arts and attractions of the village known as “California’s Little Denmark.”
The 2014 Visitors Guide is available in hard copy (80,000 printed) and will be available online for free viewing and download at www.VisitTheSantaYnezValley.com or www.SolvangUSA.com. The Visitors Guide is used to fulfill requests received through website inquiries, callers or responses to advertising. Guides are also distributed to media from around the world; at consumer & travel trade shows and locally in hotels, businesses and visitor centers as well as California Welcome Centers. To receive a FREE copy by mail: call toll-free: 800/468-6765. To receive a copy in person, stop by the downtown Solvang Visitor Center located at 1639 Copenhagen Dr. (Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily).