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Spotlight: Sonoma County

With its varying array of landscapes, Sonoma County offers lodgings that range from luxury resorts to quaint B&Bs, all framed by spectacular surroundings. Consider...

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Shopping is an art form in California. Whether you're in search of the perfect cocktail dress or an authentic Mexican piñata, you'll find it here. Want to sample fresh...

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Spotlight: Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs is the best kind of party town, always evolving and never resting on its laurels. Hip hotels with poolside DJs attract the cool crowd; top spots include the...

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Marina del Rey

Visit this inviting waterfront community near Venice Beach and Santa Monica for laid-back fun

Roughly six miles north of Los Angeles International Airport sits ...

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8 Dog-Friendly California Hotels

Pamper your pup at these digs that are pretty nice for humans, too

Dog owners used to be faced with an unhappy dilemma when it came to traveling: leave their pups behind or stay in flea-bitten...

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Ventana Big Sur

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Soulful elegance in Big Sur

Edge-of-the-earth views across the Pacific, wood and stone details bringing nature right into your room—...

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Top California Yoga Retreats

These unbelievable resorts offer the perfect serene getaway for yoga, meditation, and relaxation

If your desire is to improve your yoga practice and recharge in a beautiful place, California offers some world-class options any time of year....

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Wake up to waves crashing on the California coast

From Mediterranean-style resorts to Craftsman-inspired hideaways, California’s luxurious oceanfront hotels offer an incredible range of ways to spend the night in style. There’s the scenery, of...

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The Petals body treatment at luxurious Ojai Valley Inn & Spa begins with a rubdown with powdered roses followed by a rose-gel shower and rose-oil massage.
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Luxury Picks: Corey Lee

The three-Michelin-star chef shares his favorite Golden State indulgences

Chef Corey Lee is a trailblazer in San Francisco’s food scene with his three-Michelin-star restaurant...

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Learn From California’s Top Athletes and Pros

Learn how to surf, race cars, golf, and more, with lessons from some of the world’s best athletes and pros

There’s good reason why California is home to a plethora of world-class athletes—it’s the ultimate outdoor playground, year-round. But...

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Kick your neglected New Year’s resolution into high gear with a fitness-focused getaway

So maybe your New Year’s resolution to cut out sugar and run five miles a day didn’t quite pan out. Now is your second chance to jump-start the year: But this time, perhaps you can better match...

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Spotlight: Santa Catalina Island

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An island retreat off the Southern California coast

Swaying palms, white-sand beaches, warmest water in summer, and melt-your-heart sunsets—that’s what you’ll find at pretty-much-perfect island...

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Temecula Valley is known for its variety, growing and producing over 50 different varietals of wine; from Cabernet Sauvignon to Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot to Mourvedre, Viognier to Chardonnay.
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Find your favorite California indulgence

Luxury, as the saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder—or the vacationer. Indulgence for you might mean reservations at one of L.A.’s swankiest restaurants, or perhaps a chance...

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Treat yourself in the Golden State

Health and wellness are paramount in California, so it’s no surprise that the state has more than its share of high-end spas and wellness centers. Think four-star resorts in swanky beach towns,...

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The lowest golf course in the world is Furnace Creek in Death Valley, at 214 feet below sea level.
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Check these amazing experiences off your bucket list

Kiss a beluga, see cool movie props, and learn about Walt’s secret hideaway on exclusive and behind-the-scenes tours at California’s theme parks and attractions. Here’s a roundup of worth-the-...

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At luxurious Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs, the Aqua Soma treatment combines sensual water shiatsu with underwater music in a pool heated to match your body temperature.
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Orange County's Luxury Resorts

Live like a star at posh getaways

The good life might have been invented in “The O.C.”—especially when it comes to resort destinations. With spas, elegant dining, posh lodgings,...