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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,...
Aston Lakeland Village gives you the best of Lake Tahoe with a variety of resort amenities. Located on 17 acres of majestic Sierra Mountain landscapes, this resort community enhances your Lake Tahoe vacation with a mile-long private beach, outdoor pools and hot tubs, delicious beachside bistro and a pier with boat moorings. In the winter, come...
A favorite retreat for stars of Hollywood's "Golden Era" and inspiration for Frank Capra's film, "It Happened One Night," La Quinta Resort and Club is nestled against the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. La Quinta remains the destination choice for today's discriminating traveler. Amenities include five award-winning golf courses, 23 tennis courts,...
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...
Situated just steps away from Mission Bay, the world's largest aquatic park, and a mere 100 yards away from the Pacifici Ocean, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers the ideal combination of beachside seclusion and big city amenities. Take advantage by experiencing San Diego's unique access to nature for yourself by taking a stroll on the beach, or...
Indulge in a relaxing retreat in picturesque Napa Valley at The Carneros Inn. Merging country charm – barns, silos and rancher's cottages – with stylish resort accommodations, this luxurious Napa Valley retreat offers style and romance to its guests. Enjoy a glass of California's finest wine on your own private patio, dine on exceptional local...
The Terranea Resort is one of the finest California Coast oceanfront resorts! Dramatically poised at the edge of the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea's 102 acres are infused with the elegance of a classic Mediterranean estate, the casual vibe of coastal Southern California, and countless ways to spend your days – all tied...
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...
Seasons 4 is literally four seasons of terrific family fun in the High Sierras. Here is your chance for a truly distinctive getaway: during the snowy winters, ski or snowshoe the frozen Twin Lakes, and take a sunset dogsled ride to Minaret Vista. In spring, you can golf, fish and ski in the same day! Live festivals and concerts start at the the...
On the picturesque west shore of Lake Tahoe stands Tahoe Tavern Properties, a historic property that has been drawing visitors for over 100 years. Explore the resort's beautifully landscaped grounds, hike the shore of Lake Tahoe, or venture a mere half mile into Tahoe City to find a wide selection of shopping, dining, galleries, museums, and more....
Located in the heart of San Diego's Mission Bay on a 14-acre peninsula, the Bahia Hotel is a destination complete with luxury, stunning beach views, and endless warm sunlight. This secluded location is ideal for family vacations, romantic escapes, or group getaways. You'll love their spacious beachfront or gardenside rooms, equipped with modern...
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...
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
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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