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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
Let the extensive grounds and gardens inspire you at Cambria Pines Lodge. This unique property, with gorgeous theme gardens like the White Garden or the Succulent Garden, is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and 8 miles south of Hearst Castle. Cambria Village is a charming artist colony with galleries and antique shops. The lodge...
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,...
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,...
Escape to a place where you can let your worries and stress fade away, where the quiet luxury and beauty of Palm Springs will rejuvenate you. The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa is your idyllic Palm Springs destination. It's secluded location with stunning mountain views takes you away from ordinary life and presents a soothing utopia for...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Take your vacation to the next level with a stay at Best Western Seacliff Inn, located less than a mile from beautiful Monterey Bay in Aptos, California! Seacliff Beach is just a short walk from your room, and provides a beautiful background for a weekend of family fun. Wax up your board and hit the surf, or do some pier fishing for halibut and...
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...
Experience a refreshing Lake Tahoe vacation at the one-of-a-kind Meeks Bay Resort & Marina. Here, you will find a variety of lodging options right along the shores; stay in a secluded cabin, a beachfront lodge, or enjoy plenty of space at the Kehlet Mansion and Washoe Mansion. Their accommodations offer beautiful views of the lake and are just...
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