United States - California

Photographs hanging in Presidential Bungalow No. 24 show a T-shaped building abutting acres of Southern California farmland. The images were taken around the time the Beverly Hills Hotel and...
On the world circuit of celebrity haunts, Malibu is an anomaly. Where one goes to Aspen or St. Barts to see and be seen, one retreats to Malibu to blend in. Such is the concept behind the Southern...
It just got a little more fun to dine at Scarpetta, the Italian restaurant at the Montage Beverly Hills , with the hotel’s new Be Our Guest package, which offers guests one complimentary night at the...
Cigar lovers can now take their smoke with a shave at the Havana Club in La Quinta, Calif. This new cigar lounge-meets-barbershop, which opened in September at La Quinta Resort & Club, features...
For wine lovers who wish they had more time to research and try new bottles, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley is offering its Club Vin du Soleil, a new club membership that delivers quality, limited-...
Through August 28 the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering Just the Two of Us (starting at $995 per night), a couple’s weekend package that includes four hours of spa...
San Diego’s Grand Del Mar resort recently opened the Equestrian Center—a 4,100-acre reserve with 37 miles of trails for horseback riding lessons, rides, and other programs. Its activities range from...
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. is offering access to the members-only Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with its summer racetrack package, available from July 21 through September 7...
In the early years of the last century, polo was an obscure sport in the Southern California resort town of Santa Barbara. In fact, the first exhibition match had taken place only a few years before...
In celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, Calif., is offering the Callaway Golf Experience Package now through Labor Day weekend. Special features...
Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley will unveil its two newly refurbished 18-hole PGA championship Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed golf courses in April. The 6,685-yard South Course has more...
Valentine’s Day gifts from jewelry and watches to chocolates and romantic getaways. Classic with a Twist: Polo Ralph Lauren presents its Slim Classiquetimepiece—the sleek, extra-thin, 18-karat white...
The Bardessono, located on an extraordinary six acres that was once the home of the Bardessono family, whose descendants were early settlers in Yountville, California, redefines the concept of a wine...
Six years ago, Leslie Schlesinger, the high-energy perfectionist from Tiburon, California, embarked on a room-by-room renovation of Palm Beach's Brazilian Court Hotel, a 1920s-era property, after...
Do not be alarmed if you suddenly feel smaller upon arriving at the Resort at Pelican Hill, a 504-acre golf retreat in Newport Coast, California. "Those are Palladio principles," says Ralph Grippo,...
In Beverly Hills, the epicenter of youth-obsessed Los Angeles, many a cosmetic surgeon offers procedures that promise a younger-looking you. Montage Beverly Hills has flipped the local formula: The...
After a three-year, $150 million renovation, San Ysidro Ranch remains entrenched in both town and country, as a hike from the 114-year-old Montecito, California, resort attests. The Ranch is bordered...
After entering through an unassuming guard gate, guests of Rancho Valencia follow a winding driveway past tennis courts and pink Spanish-style bungalows. Aside from the Hacienda—a 5,000-square-foot...
Set on a high pass above the ocean in Big Sur, California, the Post Ranch Inn taps into the natural mysticism of its surroundings with weekly programs of yoga, stargazing, art tours, and nature walks...
Each of the 24 rooms at Casa Palmero has a wood-burning fireplace, and several offer private courtyards with hot tubs. Guests of the hotel tend to linger in the common areas, which include a billiard...
Auberge Resorts developed its property—zoned fortents and motor homes—as a series of freestanding bungalows (equipped with hidden wheels). Bedrooms and living rooms connect via large wooden decks...
Set on one of California’s most spectacular seascapes, this thalasso-minded spa opened to rave reviews a few years back and continues to earn kudos. Designed by Anne Braham, the spa incorporates...
The sleek St. Regis, San Francisco is a composition of clean lines and elemental materials with a subtle Asian flair. The property is cutting-edge, international, and full of surprises. Modern...
Inspired by the glam of Old Hollywood, this Spanish Colonial–style, beachfront spa offers dazzling views of the Pacific coastline and Santa Ynez mountains. Water is a main feature: Heated infinity-...
Given the Ritz-Carlton’s location in the famously tolerant city of San Francisco, it is not surprising that the property welcomes a wide range of guests. Most of the animals that stay at the 16-year-...
After the Biltmore’s $225 million makeover, you won’t find wall-to-wall carpeting or dark, mismatched furnishings, but rather cream stucco buildings with hardwood floors filled with 1920s-era...
Lesson number one at The Peninsula is that not everyone in Los Angeles works in the entertainment industry. True, half of the customers at the Club Bar—a handsome space with birch-paneled walls and...
If the Hotel del Coronado is San Diego’s grande dame of beach resorts, the U S Grant is her metropolitan cousin. Ulysses S. Grant Jr., who relocated to San Diego after his father’s death, built the...
Translated to mean, “California life,” this French-inspired spa is not for the fainthearted. Even if you come with a spouse or partner in tow, expect separate rooms (although one newlywed we know...
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills , which completed a $33-million renovation in March , affords breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and the Los Angeles skyline, but its first-...

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