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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
Surround yourself with lush gardens and the cool Pacific Ocean breezes at the Sea Otter Inn. Sea Otter Inn offers a chance to explore California's beautiful Central Coast! Visit Piedras Blancas to view incredible marine wildlife. Elephant seals are a sight to behold, weighing up to 5,000 pounds! Then, unwind at a local winery, visit art galleries,...
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...
Smoke Tree Ranch in offers historic hospitality and pristine desert surroundings. Make your next getaway extra special with 375 acres of natural beauty, simplicity, and style. Experience the only guest ranch in Palm Springs where you can have it all: a calming, exclusive getaway at an all-inclusive rate. The kids will enjoy days spent on the horse...
Discover a relaxing cabin getaway with year-round activities at Tsasdi Resort on Shasta Lake. Whether you come for skiing at Mt. Shasta in winter, premier trout and bass fishing in the fall and spring, or swimming from the resort's dock or in the pool in the summer, you'll love coming home to its deluxe one, two, or three-bedroom cabins after each...
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...
Experience a Napa Valley getaway that is unlike any other in Wine Country. Located in historic Calistoga, California, Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort is an ideal destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. This idyllic resort is truly a hot springs paradise set amidst flowering Mediterranean gardens, private patios, and splashing fountains. Here you...
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...
Omni Hotel in San Diego offers dining, relaxation and entertainment, both on-site and off. Your luxurious guest room or suite will boast views of downtown San Diego, or beautiful San Diego Bay. Visit McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant to elegantly dine in the California sunshine. Or check out the rooftop Terrace Grill for light bites and...
Start planning your trip to Carmel's premier boutique hotel, Tradewinds Carmel. Offering a unique fusion of Asian and tropical design, Tradewinds redefines luxury with a relaxing meditation garden, exquisite accommodations and exceptional service. Each of the 28 guest rooms at the hotel features Egyptian cotton linens, down pillows and feather...
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...
Lake Don Pedro Marina attracts lake and nature enthusiasts seeking some time away from the hustle and bustle of the weekly grind. Located in the Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the lake boasts more 150 miles of shoreline and excellent fishing for salmon, trout, bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. A variety of boat...
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...
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