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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,...
Indulge in the great outdoors when you enjoy a vacation at the Reverse Creek Lodge. Located in the heart of the rugged high Sierras in California, just minutes away from four beautiful alpine lakes, Reverse Creek Lodge is perfect for fishing, nature-viewing, and simply relaxing. Here you can enjoy endless world-class fishing at June, Gull, Silver,...
Carmel Lodge is conveniently located in downtown Carmel by the Sea, California, just steps from everything this great village has to offer. This ideal California destination presents a relaxed atmosphere and cozy ambiance that is sure to comfort you from the moment you arrive. Their quaint Standard Rooms provide some of the most affordable lodging...
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel boasts a newly re-imagined vibe, services and spaces, yet still occupies its perch atop 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury. Located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego,...
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...
Housed in a 1908 whitewashed Italian Renaissance mansion in the affluent resort city of Coronado, the glorious Glorietta Bay Inn combines old-world elegance with contemporary Southern California comfort! A stay in one of the 11 mansion rooms - featuring dramatic bay views, original skylights, and stunning antiques - will transport you back to...
The gorgeous Meadowood Napa Valley captures the grace and intimacy of the California Wine Country. An exceptional getaway, Meadowood lets you enjoy the beautiful environment of Napa Valley and Napa, California. Tremendous recreation abounds on site from tennis to golf to croquet. In addition, two pools and kid's activities await your entire family....
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...
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...
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...
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