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From the wine and meadows of the Sonoma Valley, the sunshine of Palm Springs, and ocean waves and pristine beaches along the coast and Monterey Bay, California is full of beauty and wonder from the north to south. Whether you are seeking a couple’s getaway to the peaceful hills to enjoy award winning wines or a family beach adventure, these California luxury resorts are packed full of elegance, charm, and all the comforts of home. They are exactly what you need as you explore the culture and natural excellence of the West Coast!
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Newport Beach is one of Southern California’s most iconic seaside cities, a veritable mecca for surfers, beachgoers, boaters, fishermen, swimmers, shoppers and, thanks to Seabreeze, vacationers!

From your glorious surrounding to the high-end rental you'll be residing in, Seabreeze is unforgettable from start to finish. The Newport Beach iteration of Seabreeze is made up of a series of villages, each with its own unique style and character. Besides the obvious charm and beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its beaches, nearby boardwalks are stacked with quality restaurants and activities. In fact, there's so much to do and see in Newport Beach, you might just have to extend your stay!


The population of Newport Beach was 87,273 as of 2013.

Related activities

Nearby Lido Marina Village hosts numerous shops and dining options with famous SoCal flair.

Fun facts

Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty and story to share!


Pala Mesa Resort

Fallbrook, California

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Conveniently located among hillsides and rolling fairways, Pala Mesa Resort offers travelers to Southern California a premier luxury experience!

With Temecula wine country in one direction, and the scenic North County region of San Diego in the other, you'll never run out of activities to keep you busy during your stay. Pala Mesa features an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi to enjoy when you're not teeing it up on one of Southern California's most challenging golf courses. The resort is also great for holding group outings ranging from executive meetings and conferences to weddings, golf tournaments, and family reunions. The outstanding staff is there to offer you a personalized experience and will go out of their way to ensure your travel needs are catered to. This begins with the comfortable accommodations you'll enjoy throughout your stay. Many of the lodging options feature views of the golf course, the pool, or the beautiful garden pavilion. Choose from an executive king room, a fairway standard room, or a fairway deluxe room depending on the size of your travel party. The rooms feature walk-in closets, private patios or balconies, marble wet bar areas, and much more! You'll also have access to the onsite fitness center, tennis courts, or you can schedule a treatment at The OSpa.


2001 Old Highway 395 Fallbrook, CA 92028


The Aqua Terra Restaurant has live music weekly in the lounge area, and during the summertime you can enjoy the patio while jamming to soft rock or jazz!

Related Onsite Offerings

Need to plan a company conference or meeting? With more than 17,000 square feet of flexible function space, Pala Mesa Resort is the perfect option to host your group outing in Southern California.


Big Bear Vacations

Big Bear Lake, California

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With over 300 homes and cabins in its catalog, Big Bear Vacations certainly has exactly what you're looking for!

While Big Bear is known far and wide for its stupendous natural sights, sounds, and activities, Big Bear Vacations believes that you shouldn't have to rough it in EVERY aspect of your stay- namely where you stay. Instead, they offer properties that feel like something out of a five-star hotel. There's locations all around Big Bear, from lakeside to slopeside. Of course, you can always step out the door and hop into any number of activities, from exploring the 23 miles of lake shoreline to zip-lining, mountain biking, and kayaking!


41693 Big Bear Blvd , Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, US

Total area

Big Bear Lake is 3,000 acres of crystal clear H2O!

Related activities

San Bernardino National Forest is more than 600,000 acres- plenty to explore!


Cambria Pines Lodge

Cambria, California

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Stroll through gardens filled with fragrant greens and blooming florals and relax upon the poolside deck at Cambria Pines Lodge. Standard and suite guestrooms of soothing color and charming decor is where you’ll find fireplaces, private patios, and forest views. The Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant has local, organic produce right from the Kitchen garden and award winning wine from the central coast. Before you head to your restful night’s sleep, grab a nightcap at Fireside Lounge near the fireplace while enjoying the nightly live music. While staying at Cambria Pines Lodge, gardens of herbs, greens, roses, and gazebos will overwhelm your senses, and the Sojourn Day Spa will leave your rejuvenated. Grab your friends and family for a match on the sand volleyball court or head to the nature trails for a hike. Cambria Pines Lodge is near beautiful sites such as Moonstone Beach and Drive where shops and eats filled with culture. Outback Trail Rides is your horseback guide through the area’s surroundings, and Leffingwall Landing is great for catching a sunset or whales.


2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428


Cambria Pines Lodge loves a good celebration, and they celebrate all year long. For instance, head to Cambria Pines Lodge Wednesdays through Sundays from November 29 - December 22 for lights, food, music, and crafts at the Cambria Christmas Market.

Related Onsite Offerings

Cambria Pines Lodge's gardens are beautiful and perfect settings for your wedding or meeting. Depending on the garden, we will help you welcome anywhere from 50 to 250 guests surrounded by flowerbeds.


Sea Otter Inn

Cambria, California

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Discover luxury incarnate at the Sea Otter Inn, in sunny Cambria, California!

If you’re looking for someplace to kick back, relax, and have some “you-time”, look no further. The Sea Otter offers unmatched serenity for individuals and couples alike. Featuring spacious fireplace rooms, sweeping ocean views, and a refreshing pool, you’ll think you’d died and gone to heaven. But luckily you’re alive, and staying somewhere you’ll never want to leave.


6656 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428


Check out the free continental breakfast, heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub

Related activities

The resort is 10.7 miles from the elephant seal colony at Piedras Blancas


Tradewinds Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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Rustic and filled with charm, the Tradewinds Carmel boutique hotel is your Californian getaway only blocks from the Pacific Ocean. At Tradewinds Carmel, rooms radiate with romance and relaxation with rich woods and luxurious decor, from orchids and bamboo to Asian and tropical art and textures. Breakfast comes buffet style with fresh fruit and French pastries from Parker Lusseau, or take a short stroll to Katy’s Place for eggs benedict and coffee. Tradewinds Carmel is primly located near the sea and a long list of exciting adventures. Head only blocks down the street to enjoy the ocean breezes sweeping off the Pacific as you sink your toes into the soft white sand. Point Lobos State Park provides the perfect setting for a hike with a friend or loved one in hand, or make a reservation for whale watching or surf lesson. No matter your desire, Tradewinds Carmel will put a smile on your face as you enjoy the California coast.


Mission Street at Third Avenue, P.O. Box 3403. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921


Tradewinds Carmel has 28 guestrooms ranging from the Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Queen/Queen Room, Deluxe View King Room, Poet Suite, and Serenity Suite. Tradewinds Carmel also welcomes pets!

Fun facts

Tradewinds Carmel was established in 1959 by Richard and Patricia Catlin.

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Enjoy the elegance of a European villa within a casual environment surrounded by the Russian River Valley. From honeymoon suites to deluxe villa rooms, Sonoma Coast Villa’s accommodations radiate a Mediterranean atmosphere while providing luxuries including private patios overlooking the valley, a swimming pool and Whirlpool, fireplaces, and private dining. Sonoma Coast Villa and Spa Resort is a peaceful getaway from the chaos of everyday life. The resort is the ideal place to rest and rejuvenate at the courtyard spa with a massage or facial, or take a few swings at the 9 hole putting green. Head just a few miles from Sonoma Coast Villa for a stroll on the beach or coastal fishing. Explore the coast with a visit to Bodega Bay or Valley Ford Skyhorse Ranch, or take advantage of the area’s award winning wineries.


16702 Coast Highway One, Bodega, California 94922


Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa Resort offers a number of packages including the Family Getaway Package where families can enjoy family breakfasts and dinner and a massage for the parents. Or, choose the Sonoma Coast Food and Wine Experience for Two.

Related Onsite Offerings

Let Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa Resort make your wedding dreams come true with The Perfect Wedding Package. The wedding package includes rehearsal, a beautiful, private location, set up and tear down services for the ceremony and reception and many other services.


Sea Ranch Lodge

The Sea Ranch, California

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Enjoy views of the Pacific from the edge of the bluffs as the sound of the surf sweeps over the meadows overlooking the sea at Sea Ranch Lodge. During your stay at the lodge, comfort is the top priority, and it is met with a special elegance. Lay back as the ocean breeze whispers through the spanning windows. The decor of each room and suite radiates the calming nature of the ocean with clean colors and textures. While at Sea Ranch Lodge, enjoy complimentary breakfast from Black Point Grill while you gaze out of the Ocean waves. Come evenings, sip a cocktail in the fireside room while enjoying the friendly company of friends, family, and guests. Sea Ranch Lodge is the perfect Sonoma Valley location to take a day trip to many area sites. The Annapolis Winery and Gualala are great stops to experience the art and culture of the valley, and the area golf courses are ideal for enjoying the scenery and landscape of meadows, hills, and seascape.


60 Sea Walk Drive, P.O. Box 44, The Sea Ranch, California 95497


Celebrate with Sea Ranch Lodge with a seaside wedding where you'll find natural beauty, seasonal dining menus, and accommodations for up to 125 people.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Sea Ranch Lodge is the perfect place for a relaxing spa getaway. Enjoy massage and other ritual treatments at the Spa Studio.

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Welcome to your palm-dotted paradise JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa! Located in Palm Desert, luxury awaits the moment you step foot on the property as a gondolas float through the waterways and cascading waterfalls welcome visitors in the spacious lobby. California-coated opulence is onsite, where six restaurants, the rejuvenating Spa at Desert Springs, and 36 Ted Robinson-designed golf holes await. After a day on the links, cool off in any of four sparkling swimming pools. There's just as much to do off-site as the ever-buzzing city of Palm Springs is just a short drive away. Watch world-class tennis at the BNP Tennis Tournament and rock out to your favorite musical acts at Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals. For additional adventures, stop by The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens or the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Luxury and leisure interweave at JW Marriott!


74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Extra Stops

There's always something to do in town. Make a splash at Knott's Oasis Waterpark or stuff shopping bags at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Spa at Desert Springs features so many relaxing treatments. Choose from body wraps, facials, massages, manicures, and much more!


Lake Don Pedro

La Grange, California Central Valley

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Some luxury resorts offer option right on the beach, or just steps from the water's edge, to help you experience a shore front getaway. For those travelers looking to get right on the water, Lake Don Pedro has luxury houseboat accommodations that offer a truly unique California getaway!

Ranging from 50 to 70 feet in length, these water accommodations truly offer enough space for even the largest of families. You'll enjoy great accommodations including fully equipped kitchens, outdoor BBQ grills, water slides and swim ladders, televisions with satellite hookup and DVD players, and so much more. Whether you are looking for a two-bedroom unit, or four full bedrooms, Lake Don Pedro has you covered. As great as these luxurious accommodations are, the houseboats are not the only way to get on the water during your stay. Lake Don Pedro also offers fishing boat, open-bow ski boat, pontoon, and personal watercraft rentals by the hour, half-day, or full day. There's also a cafe and convenience store at the marina, perfect for a quick snack or any items you've forgotten to pack along the way.


11500 Bonds Flat Road La Grange, California 95329


The 70' Titanium is the ultimate in luxury houseboat getaways. Featuring four private bedrooms, a wet bar, six queen beds, two full bathrooms, a sun canopy, and even a grand-sized hot tub on the top deck, this boat gives your everything your looking for in a lake getaway!

Fun facts

Lake Don Pedro is situated in a canyon carved out by the Tuolumne River with several tributaries draining into the lake, allowing the water levels to remain high as well as at comfortable water temperatures. With more than 160 miles of shoreline, Don Pedro offers anglers excellent fishing opportunities year-round.