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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.
Palm Springs is full of history, and so is the Smoke Tree Ranch! The ranch has been around since 1930. Ask about the history of the resort while you're staying here and learn a thing or two, or venture into town and go sightseeing and the historical sites. You'll learn something and have fun while staying in California!
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...
Northern California is full of history, and the Greenhorn Creek Resort puts you right in the middle of it. Adventure into Yosemite and learn all about the park's history, or take a trip through the Sierra Nevada foothills. It will be impossible to leave this vacation without learning something new and exciting.
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...
The Lake Tahoe area of California is brimming with histories. Enjoy the area by exploring the famed lakes and terrain around the area. Lake Tahoe translates to the "The Lake" in Wash. The area around Lake Tahoe was previously inhabited by the Washoe tribe of Native Americans. Learn about their culture on your next vacation and take home a wealth...
Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa is a Sonoma County Historical Landmark. Here, among the Redwood trees and rolling Wine Country greens, you can indulge in relaxation and diminish the everyday stress of the city. Walk where many have before and create new life, new experiences and footprints for those that follow.
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There's nothing better than a getaway in the the dewy sweet air of Southern California. If someone could harness it and turn it into an ice cream flavor, that would truly be a million dollar idea.... more
Family reunions can certainly be a drag, but not in California wine country. Here you'll have it all: plenty to distract you from relatives you don't care to see and to share with those you do,... more