About 10 miles in the opposite direction of Solvang, you can pay your tributes and respects to Michael Jackson's front gate of his Neverland Ranch. It was touching to see so many notes, cards, flowers left by people all over the world. Although, you cannot see the ranch, it is worth visiting the gate. Die hard Michael Jackson fans will definitely appreciate this.
If you continue driving, past the ranch, there is a small park and hiking trails, excellent views of the California terrain and wildlife.