Get away for a long weekend of wine tasting, biking, hiking and other activities, or relax by the pool at a plush hotel in one of California's great cities. Specials include offers for families, couples, luxury, inexpensive, spa offers and romantic getaways. Here are some of the top specials, including room discounts, free massages, beach activities, romantic dinners and other amenities. California offers many beautiful getaways from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, ranging from affordable romantic inns and wine country vacations to family-friendly resorts and five star retreats. Photo: lucky_photo/Fotolia
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29 Great California Vacation Packages
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California vacations: Unwind-Kenwood’s Ultimate Getaway Package
Kenwood Inn and Spa is an intimate retreat for adults in the Sonoma, California Valley of the Moon. The inn is nestled close to magnificent ancient trees and amenities include outdoor heated pools, sunning terraces and hot tubs. The inn is offering the Unwind-Kenwood’s Ultimate Getaway Package for guests to relax at this luxurious destination. The package offers a two night stay on double occupancy. Included are two 50 minute body treatments at The Spa and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. Guests will enjoy a leisurely breakfast each morning that serves only seasonal and local produce. Rates do not include tax or resort fee.
10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, 800-353-6966
Unlimited Golf Package
La Quinta Resort & Club is a premier desert destination nestled at the foothills of Santa Rosa Mountains, California. One among the luxurious Palm Springs resorts, the resort is offering the Unlimited Golf Package. Guests get an opportunity to play on courses designed by golfing legends Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Pete Dye. The package offers overnight accommodations. Included is unlimited golf, based on availability on the five courses at La Quinta Resort & Club® and PGA WEST®. There is an additional $50 surcharge for TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST. Guests receive a $25 resort credit. Rates starts from $389 for single and $539 for double accommodations. Taxes and gratuities extra.
49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253, 760-564-4111
California vacations: Stay 3 Nights & Save
Half Moon Bay Lodge is a perfect destination to escape the noise of the city and take a vacation on the coast. Guests can play a game of golf, go kayaking, whale watching, horseback riding along the coast, join a deep sea fishing trip or a take a leisurely hike through Redwood forests. Half Moon Bay Lodge is offering the Stay 3 Nights & Save Package. The package offers savings of $30 on each night of stay when guests stay for 3 consecutive nights.
2400 Cabrillo Highway South, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, 650-726-9000
Romance in La Jolla Package
Pantai Inn is a tranquil retreat along the shores of the La Jolla coastline in Southern California. Close to downtown restaurants and offering easy access to the pristine beaches, the inn is a perfect destination for a getaway. The Pantai Inn is offering a Balinese escape with their Romance in La Jolla Package. Included is guest room accommodations for two nights and a late check-out. The package offers chocolate-covered strawberries, one dozen red roses and turndown service. Guests also receive Internet access, complimentary parking and a deluxe breakfast for two daily. Guests can enhance the experience with an in-room spa treatment for an additional fee.
1003 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-224-7600
Elevate Your Experience to a Suite
The St. Regis San Francisco is a prestigious landmark hotel in San Francisco, California. This modern hotel offers spectacular views of the landscape of the city and luxurious amenities like the heated full-lap pool, the 9,000 square foot Remède Spa, and the award-winning Ame Restaurant. The hotel is offering the Elevate Your Experience to a Suite Package. The package invites guests to upgrade and elevate their St. Regis experience to a beautifully appointed luxurious suite. Included is breakfast for two daily. Rates start from $500.
125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415-284-4000
Ultimate Golf Package
Rosewood CordeValle is a picturesque retreat nestled in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, California. Located in the oldest wine-growing region, the resort offers guests a rich cultural experience, great shopping opportunities and a serene atmosphere in pristine surroundings. Rosewood Hotels is offering the Ultimate Golf Package for ardent golfers. Guests receive one round of golf that includes cart rental per day, per guest. The package offers a continental breakfast each morning per guest. Caddies are needed on the course and their fee is not included in the package. Guests are required to pay the full room rate and taxes at the time of booking. The rates vary according to the room types.
One CordeValle Club Dr, San Martin, CA 95046, 408-695-4500
Island Hotel Newport Beach is an elegant retreat with a warm ambiance. Guests have a choice of accommodations with a furnished patio or the step-out balcony. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor and the Newport Back Bay. Island Hotel is offering the Romance Package for a romantic getaway with a loved one. Included is complimentary valet parking and a bottle of champagne to set the mood. The couple can spend time over an intimate dinner for two at Oak Grill as part of the package. Also included is a 60 minute couple's massage.
690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 866-554-4620
Belmond El Encanto is an iconic Forbes Five-Star resort in Santa Barbara, California. Standing high on the hills, the resort offers picturesque views of the ocean and the surroundings. The infinity-edge swimming pool, beautiful landscaped gardens, fitness studio and the boutique spa are just some of the amenities offered to guests. The Celebration Package by Belmond El Encanto gives an opportunity to celebrate a special event in style. The package offers luxury accommodations and a $60 breakfast credit every morning, per room. Included is a bottle of El Encanto Cuvée and $150 dinner credit per room, per stay.
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 805-845-5800
Bed and Breakfast
Viceroy Santa Monica is a sophisticated resort in Santa Monica, California. A contemporary resort with modern amenities, they offer exceptional dining options, luxurious accommodations and easy access to the seaside. The resort is offering the Bed and Breakfast Package. Included is overnight accommodations and breakfast for two every morning in CAST. Guests have a choice of Express Breakfast or Healthy Breakfast. The rate is per room, per night, based on single or double occupancy, taxes extra. The nightly amenity fee is applicable, but it includes tea and coffee daily, access to priority bike rental and complimentary wifi.
1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-260-7500
Wine Train Package
Napa River Inn is a charming retreat located along the waterfront in California's beautiful wine growing region. The Wine Train Package offered by the inn gives an opportunity to explore the historic vintage rail cars of the Wine Train, The Napa River Inn and the Napa Mill. The one night package for two offers luxurious accommodations at the Napa River Inn. Included is a gourmet in-room breakfast from Sweetie Pie's Bakery and a gourmet lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Guests receive two “Downtown Wine Tasting Cards”, this offers complimentary tastings at 12 Napa winery tasting rooms. Included is also complimentary bicycle rentals and parking.
500 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559, 877-251-8500
Midweek $100 Resort Credit
MacArthur Place is a beautiful retreat in Sonoma Valley Wine Country, California. Originally a vineyard and working ranch, today it has been transformed into a breathtaking inn and spa. MacArthur Place is offering the Midweek $100 Resort Credit Package. The package offers a $100 resort credit to spend at Saddles Steakhouse or the Garden Spa when guests stay a minimum of two nights between Sunday and Thursday. Other amenities include a continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, evening wine and cheese reception. Also included is complimentary wifi, access to fitness center and free parking. The rates include resort fee, but taxes are extra.
29 East MacArthur Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, 707-938-2929
Romance in Yosemite
Yosemite View Lodge is a luxury resort in El Portal, California. The resort offers exceptional comfort and amenities just a short distance from the activities and adventures in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite View Lodge is offering the Romance in Yosemite Package, the package allows guests to relax for 2 nights and 3 days. Included is luxurious accommodations in a Deluxe King Spa room and outstanding amenities like a king pillow top bed, large dual walk-in shower, in-room spa tub for two, charming fireplace, a kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the picturesque Merced River. The package offers a complimentary continental breakfast every morning.
11136 Highway 140, PO Box D, El Portal, CA 95318, 209-379-2681
Wine Tasting Package
La Playa Carmel resort is a prestigious resort located near Carmel Beach, California. Once a luxurious mansion, today this historic building has been renovated into a modern resort featuring beautiful rooms and landscaped gardens. La Playa Carmel is offering the Wine Tasting Package, guests will discover world-class estate grown still and sparkling wines in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. The package offers one night accommodations and a wine Walk-by-the-Sea passport that guides guests to seven wine tasting rooms close to the resort. Included is a waived corkage fees at certain participating restaurants for bottles that are purchased at a Carmel Wine Walk-by-the-Sea tasting rooms.
Camino Real at Eighth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921, 831-293-6100
Hotel Yountville is a charming retreat in Yountville, California. This hotel is a perfect destination for any special occasion. Hotel Yountville is offering the Spa Package, guests can enhance their getaway experience with a spa treatment. The package offers guests a memorable one night accommodations of choice and a complimentary bottle of Napa Valley wine. Guests also receive a complimentary $200 credit that can be redeemed in Spa AcQua for any treatment. Rates vary according to the accommodations and excludes tax and gratuities.
6462 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, 888-944-2885
Rise and Dine Breakfast Package
Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel is a captivating retreat in California. Located near LEGOLAND® Water Park and the SEA LIFE™ Aquarium, guests can relax after a day out at this resort that features exceptional amenities. The resort is offering the Rise and Dine Breakfast Package. Guests receive luxurious overnight accommodations and a delicious breakfast. The breakfast buffet is served at Karl Strauss Brewing Company Restaurant. Start the day with a wide variety of local favorites, indulge in bacon, toast, waffles, pancakes, fruits and made to order omelets. The package does not include restaurant gratuity.
5805 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, 800-725-4723
Carmel Mission Inn is a charming retreat in California close to picturesque beaches, world-class golf courses, restaurants and shopping venues. They offer modern amenities like a spacious hot tub, fitness room, spa treatments, complimentary wifi and free parking. Carmel Mission Inn is offering the Golf Package, guests can play at the 18-hole course at Rancho Canada that is about 1.5 miles from the hotel. The package offers one night accommodations in a deluxe room and breakfast for two. Included is one round of golf at the Rancho Canada Golf for two players, including the cart.
3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923, 800-348-9090
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