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Plan your trip to California
In California, sandy beaches, rocky coasts, snowy mountains and lush valleys offer experiences you won’t find anywhere else – and certainly not all in the same state. San Diego’s laid-back surf attitude is contagious and the zoo is world-renowned. In Los Angeles, historic Hollywood attractions will keep you snapping pictures and in San Francisco, ride a trolley through its famous hills. Wine Country is synonymous with pleasures of the palate and nature becomes your playground at Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. From lazy beach-filled bliss to ambitious days of hiking, California is a traveler’s dream.
Featured Resorts and Lodges in California
On the shores of Lake Tahoe is a year-round oasis waiting to be explored. Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina offers a wide array of recreational activities and lodging options, plus lakeside dining, a rental shop, and an ice-cream parlor. There's also a general store, where you can find everything you might need during your vacation. The...
The Bay Club Hotel's waterfront setting on Shelter Island adds a relaxing yet invigorating atmosphere to every activity - whether it be enjoying breakfast on your private balcony, or taking a late night dip in the outdoor Jacuzzi. And with the beach just steps away, there's never a dull moment! Wake up and treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial or...
Seclusion, spectacular ocean views, towering redwoods - this is your getaway at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. From gorgeous oceanfront homes to quaint cottages, Trinidad is ideal for romantic or outdoor family getaways, with up to four bedrooms and soothing, panoramic ocean views and giant redwood trees. Redwood National Park is just 25 minutes...
Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa Resort is a country estate offering guests an elegant respite from the daily grind. Located on 60 pristine acres in Western Sonoma County, it's only five minutes from Bodega Bay and just south of the Redwoods. Whether you're visiting with friends, family, or that special someone, it's the perfect place for truly...
Discover a relaxed yet luxurious Sonoma County getaway in the heart of wine country at the premier Hotel Healdsburg. Located 67 miles north of San Francisco, Hotel Healdsburg is a destination that presents fine charm with the laid-back atmosphere that wine country is known for. Here, you can simply let go of all your worries and sink into quiet...
No California luxury hotel puts you closer to the Golden Gate Bridge than Cavallo Point Lodge. Cavallo Point, at the Golden Gate Bridge, is minutes from San Francisco, with stunning city, bay, and bridge views. The acclaimed lodge was named one of 10 New American Landmarks by Travel+Leisure and certified LEED Gold. Michelin-star Murray Circle...
The Ridge Tahoe rests 7,300 feet above sea level on a beautiful mountain ridge of the Sierra Nevada -- providing the ultimate four season recreational haven. They offer just about everything you could want in a vacation. Take the private gondola to the ski lift or enjoy a pampering full-body spa treatment after a game of tennis or basketball in...
Comfortably hidden in the mountains between the sea and desert, only one hour south of San Diego is the respected Mountain Trek at Rancho La Puerta. This health resort and destination spa is made up of 3,000 acres of private adobe casitas, organic gardens, swimming pools, tennis courts and 3 health spas! Guests select from a variety of fitness and...
In beautiful Santa Cruz, California, a new kind of hotel has opened. Hotel Paradox, Designed by acclaimed designers Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates from San Francisco, gives the feel of an urban forest set inside a beach town. If that doesn't make much sense, its ok, because discovering the unique and the different at Hotel Paradox is part of...
Saddle up for a Southwest family tradition at Rankin Ranch! This working ranch has been welcoming cowboys and cowgirls of all ages for more than a hundred years. Gallop across the lush valleys and mountainous trails on a horseback riding adventure, hike or bike through the green meadows, and hook your share of rainbow trout on Lake Julia. Onsite...
Discover a lake vacation that stands out from all the rest at Pleasure Cove Marina! Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Berryessa, with the Lake Berryessa Recreation Area all around, this California getaway is a unique destination perfect for families, couples and friends. Choose your very own luxury houseboat right on the water and enjoy a...
With a wide diversity of views and activities, Lake Tahoe offers a great escape full of adventure! The crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, and lush natural forests make the area an outdoor-lover's paradise. From lakefront cottages to cozy ski cabins, Vacasa Rentals Lake Tahoe provides access to world-class...
California Travel Articles
When it comes to California’s most famous cities, Aptos doesn’t exactly top the list. In fact, the majority of travelers likely haven’t even heard of this Golden State stop. Well, it’s about... more
The Sierra Nevada Mountain’s vast wilderness emerges against the sun-painted skies, dotted by alpine lakes and wildlife amidst endless groves of pine trees. This is June Lake, California. Your... more
Wandering a mere 1.2 miles along the California coast, Shelter Island is a small piece of San Diego paradise. Though it may be small, this bayside beauty offers fun on a grand scale. The San Diego Bay... more
California Top List Picks
The Pacific Ocean waves gently lap against the sugar-white shoreline. Rolling vineyards dot the horizon. The sun tickles the nape of your neck. This is California, one of the best places in the... more
Roaming Pacific Ocean waves, sun-kissed beaches, and a vibrant nightlife welcome you to San Diego. This year-round oceanfront oasis features an average of 210 days over 70 degrees Fahrenheit per year,... more