Regardless of where you live in California, there is a diverse choice of amazing vacation spots just a short drive away. You will find wine country tours, city escapes near great restaurants, coastal trips, biking through the redwood forest and relaxing spa getaways where you can spend your days getting massages and sipping drinks by the pool. Check into a luxury hotel where you can order room service and visit museums, or head to a resort to swim, play golf and try other activities.
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»Luxury Weekend in San Diego
The US Grant in San Diego is one of the best luxury hotels in the country, featuring a multi-million dollar art collection, stunning rooftop garden, central downtown location and stylish guest accommodations. The lobby of the hotel showcases paintings, murals and sculptures by top artists. Celebrate a special occasion at one of the hotel's restaurants. Grant Grill is an Art Deco restaurant which serves gourmet California cuisine.
Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment at the famous Grant Grill Lounge. The Lobby lounge is the perfect spot for after dinner drinks where you will be surrounded by crystal chandeliers and beautiful silk carpets. Grand Deluxe Rooms located on the top floor of the hotel are a great choice for a romantic trip, complete with a private whirlpool, modern design and scenic city views. The US Grant offers a diverse selection of luxury suites which offer separate sitting areas, unique art and five star service.
After a day of shopping and sightseeing, request a massage in the privacy of your room or in the Spa Suite on the 8th floor. The fitness center is open 24-hours a day and offers a full range of cardio equipment, free weights and personal trainers. Rooms start at $219 per night (619-232-3121, website).
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»Relax in Del Mar - 2 hours from Los Angeles
Combine your visit to a relaxing Southern California spa with a stay at the beautiful coastal resort L'Auberge Del Mar. Shed a few pounds at the outdoor fitness pavilion, sip drinks by the pool, play a round of golf, and explore the hotel's scenic surroundings. When it comes to pampering, celebrities know best. Beautiful location and personalized service make L'Auberge Del Mar a popular weekend getaway. Guests can choose from a number of different massages, facials, hydrotherapy treatments and body purification programs. Once you are done relaxing, explore the charming Del Mar Village which offers a diverse selection of shops, galleries and cafes. Browse more trips from San Diego.
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»Senza Hotel in Napa - 1 hour 10 minutes from San Francisco
Check into one of the brand new luxury suites with private patios at SENZA in Napa. A getaway for wine and art lovers, the hotel has a luxurious spa, an outdoor pool with plush cabanas and an art collection. You will be surrounded by lush vineyard views as you relax and rejuvenate on your weekend getaway. Vineyard Suites are the most luxurious, featuring modern design, a sitting area, fireplace and an outdoor patio. Bathrooms have deep soaking tubs where you can let the stress melt away. Get massages and other treatments in the Couple's Room at the spa, on the terrace or in the suite. Activities in the area include golf, art galleries, theater, biking, wine tours and cooking classes. Rooms start at $209 per night; suites from $296. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast, as well as an evening wine & cheese reception (website).
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»Langham Huntington Hotel - 20 minutes from LA
Get away to Pasadena to get pampered at Chuan Body + Soul Spa at Langham Huntington Hotel. The newly refurbished facility incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine in its therapies. The wellness center measures 11,000 square feet in size, featuring 13 treatment rooms, including a couple's room. There is an outdoor swimming pool with comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas.
Choose from relaxing massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair services on your spa trip. Traditional Chinese Medicine services include acupuncture, Ho Guan (cupping), moxibustion, ear seeds and other techniques. Find more great getaways from Los Angeles.
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»W San Francisco
Contemporary-chic meets San Francisco cool in this designer boutique hotel. Located in the vibrant heart of the SoMA district, W San Francisco Hotel is a gathering place for the stylish, showcasing film screenings, fashion shows, art exhibitions, and music events against a backdrop of spectacular city skyline views. Exquisitely decorated rooms and luxury suites offer a tranquil escape from the vibrant energy of the city below, with a variety of luxurious accommodations to choose from.
Plush signature bedding, tasteful designer décor and deluxe facilities abound, while large windows embrace magnificent cityscape views. Toast the setting sun with signature cocktails in the dynamic mezzanine lounge of the Upstairs Bar and Lounge, before enjoying fresh, locally sourced cuisine accompanied by fine Napa and Soma Valley wines at the suave TRACE restaurant.
Stay fit in the exclusive FIT fitness center and revitalized in the award-winning Bliss San Francisco Spa, which boasts nine treatment rooms, three movie-while-you-manicure nail stations, a designer boutique and men and women's lounges with luxurious outdoor escapes. Rooms start at $529 per night (website). Browse getaways from San Francisco.
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»Sonoma Valley - 1 hour 10 minutes from SF
Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma Valley, California, is one of the few spa resorts in the United States with its own source of natural thermal mineral water. The water flows 1,100 feet beneath the Inn at temperatures around 135 degrees. Sonoma Mission Inn offers an array of relaxing spa treatments. Guests can indulge in signature bathing rituals, massages for couples and private whirlpool & mineral baths. Find more great getaways from San Francisco. Find more fun wine country getaways.