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Historical - Resorts and Lodges in California
California truly is a hub for history! Visit any of the 142 National Historical Landmarks in California, including Alcatraz Island, Hearst Castle, Space Launch Complex 10, and much more. Snap photographs of the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge or stop by The Gatekeeper’s Museum, which tells the story of Tahoe’s history, including the Washoe Native American tribe and the mining and logging history of the area. Afterward, stop by Fisherman’s Wharf, a historic fishing village famous for its exceptionally fresh seafood.
Built in 1908 as the home for John D. Spreckels - a San Diego civic visionary - the mansion features a spectacularly-resorted Music room with a baby grand piano and guest library, a Breakfast Patio, and the Verandah Room featuring a unique porthole wall design. Learn more about the area when you participate in the 90-minute Coronado Historic...
Walk the streets of downtown San Diego, where the cobblestone shows through modern engineering and you are transported to a simpler time. The Sofia Hotel is surrounded by these stone memorials and you can discover the stories of years past with a trip to a number of local museums. The history buff in your group will have no complaints!
A family-owned and operated ranch in its sixth generation, Rankin Ranch has been upholding a strong family tradition since 1863. A cattle ranch for more than a century and a guest ranch since 1965, Rankin Ranch is one of the oldest and largest family-owned ranches in California. Six generations of Rankins have lived and worked on this 31,000 acre...
Founded over 100 years ago, the Mount View Hotel & Spa boasts a long history of providing luxury to its guests, including President Hoover. Though it has seen multiple owners over the years, each one has expanded on its founding principles. In 1919, the hotel was reconstructed as a mission-style getaway. In 1981, Mount View Hotel & Spa was...
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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