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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Located on Trinity Lake in Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northern California is Trinity Lake Resorts & Marinas. The tree-lined shores offer up great hiking opportunities, as the lake does for water activities like waterskiing and fishing. Meals from Timbers Restaurant & Lounge, located in the main lodge, can be enjoyed from May to...
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...
The vacation rentals of Tahoe Management are located throughout South Lake Tahoe on both the Nevada and California sides, near the Heavenly Ski Resort, South Shore casinos, and marinas. Amenities include ski in/out condos, private homes with hot tubs, “Tahoe-style” cabins, and pet-friendly properties, pool tables, ping-pong tables, dartboards,...
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