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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.
The history in Carmel, Pacific Grove, Big Sur and of course Monterey runs deep. Monterey was actually the first capital of Spanish California in 1776. The numerous historic buildings and stories will keep you busy for days around the entire area. The history doesn't stop there, come and discovery the whole story for yourself when you stay at Carmel...
This tranquil retreat in the Land of Eternal Sun captures the essence of quiet hacienda-style living. On land purchased from the native Cahuilla Indians, designed by renowned architect Gordon Kaufman, and made by scores of artisan craftsmen, La Quinta was born. Today, having expanded into a relaxed playground for championship golf, world-class...
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...
Cavallo Point is located at Fort Baker, a former U.S. Army base. Carefully renovated to retain period charm, its early 20th-century buildings have earned many preservation awards. Historic officers' quarters were restored & converted into guestrooms. Colonial Revival details meld seamlessly with today's luxurious amenities.
The original Tahoe Tavern built in resort built in 1901 and served wealthy clientele until it burned down in the 1960s. It was rebuilt in three stages between 1966 and 1969. Today the pool and rock stairway on the middle meadow stand as a reminder of the original historic Tahoe Tavern.
A family-owned and operated ranch in its fourth 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...
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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