Välkommen to Little Sweden

On our last day on the trip, we headed off to Downtown Kingsburg in search of souvenirs. Kingsburg is known as the Little Sweden of California due to its Swedish roots dating back to the 1800s. With that information, most buildings look almost what I imagine Swedish buildings would look like (even their water tower is shaped in a teapot!).

They had a Historic Jail as one of their popular spots; unfortunately we didn’t have much time to explore the place.

Once we found some souvenirs (magnet for mom; a patch for me and some viking hats for my brothers), we were on the hunt for some food. We ended up at the Village Mall and had some sandwiches from Diane’s Village Bakery & Cafe. The service was rather slow but I guess when you’re from the fast-paced city life, everything else just seems slower – besides, their grilled artichoke chicken panini was worth the wait.

After lunch, we headed back to Southern California; we stopped by the Outlets at Tejon Ranch where I bought a new pair of sandals and a hat from Columbia (everything was 50% off plus they offered 10% off discount to students if you show them your ID or your registration *wink*). We arrived home safely and I’m definitely itching for my next trip.

I finally finished making the video for this trip! Check it out here or hit play (watch in HD!). Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel!

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  1. August 19, 2017 / 4:37 am

    I never knew there was a little Sweden in California! This place looks really cute though – it somehow reminds me of the old town in San Diego. I’ve never had a grilled artichoke panini but it sounds yummy and I’m sure it was worth the wait xx


  2. August 19, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Ooooh, Little Sweden in California? That’s certainly new! I guess it makes sense that things would be slower outside of a fast-paced city XD The sandwich you ordered sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your trip and the photos 🙂

    And homg, 50% off of Columbia products?! I need some new waterproof trainers from them, so I would have gone crazy with that sale! *_*

  3. August 20, 2017 / 7:42 am

    It’s so cool that there’s a little Sweden in California! Those kids of areas are always so fun to visit and they tend to be pretty authentic. That is kind of like Chinatown here in NYC, where you end up forgetting that you’re actually in New York.

  4. August 20, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Kingsburg looks like a whole different place! I’m learning a lot about California from you, girl! I love how the town feels so vintage. Ok, the next time I go on a road trip, I need to be sure to check this place out along the way! Haha, I love how you’re taking advantage of your student ID ;). I need to remember to pack that into my wallet XD. Glad to see you having fun out there!

  5. August 21, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    SO FRIGGIN COOL! I love how there are little towns that mirror what home was for the immigrants who came over way back when. In one of the states in Australia, there is a town that is meant to mimic a German town.

    nat // dignifiable

  6. August 22, 2017 / 12:43 am

    the water tower is so funny to me for some reason. it definitely does look like a teapot! xD

    i’ve never been to california (or the U.S for that matter) nor do i ever visited sweden so i wouldn’t know about these things and so i’m looking at these pictures looking like this (OAO) and wonder what it’s like to walk around that area.

    p.s: i’m also imagining how artichoke chicken panini would look and tastes like because i love panini but i’ve never had any with artichoke in it. i mainly eat panini that stuffed with tuna or smoke beef and cheese.

  7. August 22, 2017 / 3:03 am

    eena this is so fun! lol at the viking hat but damn i want one too! this place is rather quirky but perfect for photo spots. glad you had lotsa good time <3

  8. August 22, 2017 / 8:32 am

    Wow I had no idea that California had a little swedish town! That’s pretty cool. I love that your brothers bought viking hats!

    Simply Lovebirds

  9. August 23, 2017 / 3:38 am

    I have a friend in California and if I ever got the chance (and cash) to travel, I will surely look into your blog Eena. There’s so much to do. LMAO!. You are always on the go with just about any trips haha. This is totally a cute little Sweden area 🙂

  10. August 24, 2017 / 8:15 am

    SUPER CUTE! I wonder if I can squeeze this in on our trip this coming October. I never knew there was a Little Sweden!

  11. August 24, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Such a cute place! Some of the pictures were reminding me of EPCOT. I loved the video!

  12. August 25, 2017 / 1:05 am

    I love the viking helmets haha XD This place looks really nice~

  13. August 25, 2017 / 3:10 am

    Never heard of this place. Love the viking hat! Hehe. I get your point about everything seeming to be a lot slower when you’re used to a fast-paced life! It’s so calming to slow down at times.

  14. Leta
    August 25, 2017 / 5:02 am

    It looks lovely! Also, sounds like you had a fun trip. I didn’t know that such place existed 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  15. August 25, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Little sweden is super cute!! && i love your photos! ❤️

    xo, lianne mac

  16. August 27, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Wow – Sweden in Cali! How awesome 😊 You always have to find those sweet sweet sweet souvenirs 😉 I’m glad that you found what you were looking for!! My mom loves her magnets!!

    I just watched your video, I really enjoyed it!! ^_^ I sort of fangirled because it brought you all to life! Hahaha!! Glad to hear that you had such a good time!

  17. August 27, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Wow, this is so cool!! I can’t say the buildings look typically Swedish (more German) but I love that there is a “Little Sweden” place there. I love those region boards!! And the Dalarna horse, of course.

  18. October 3, 2017 / 12:50 am

    Hello, hello! First off, your blog is LOVELY. You take great photos. I adore this post! I love visiting Sweden. I never knew this little town existed in the U.S. I do know there are little Danish settlements still though, so it makes sense. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more about your future adventures!

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com