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Luxury California Vacations

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Featured Vacations In California

Huntley Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
The Chanric Inn in Calistoga, Napa County, California
Calistoga, Napa County, California
Huntington Hotel, The in San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco in San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California

What We Love About California

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On The Destination

  • Napa & Sonoma: Immersing yourself at a wine-country spa. Health and beauty sanctuaries abound here—and range from swanky vinotherapy sanctuaries to bubbling tubs of volcanic mud.
  • San Francisco:  Seeing an obscure-but-riveting documentary at the Roxie, a classic theater in the Mission, and following it up with dinner at Foreign Cinema restaurant (which does indeed screen films on the wall of its courtyard).
  • California's Newest Spa Boot Camp

    Like so many gadget addicts in this age of digital gluttony, I am hooked on the narcotic of electronic content: Twitter, RSS feeds, Facebook, Tumblr, e-mail. On vacation, in the subway, while brushing my teeth, I seem to be logged on, constantly serenaded by a symphony of iPhone dings and clicks.... More

    Ace Hotel’s Stylish Budget Hotels

    Back in mid January, a month before the new Ace Hotel & Swim Club, in Palm Springs, officially welcomed its first guest on February 12, the owners held a two-day “job fair” to staff the completely refurbished five-acre property on the eastern leg of Palm Canyon Drive, the... More

The selection of California luxury hotels on Luxury Link provides you with ideal places from which to enjoy a luxury vacation. From the rugged shores and gorgeous wine country of Northern California to the glamor capitals and beach-side havens of Southern California, the state is a paradise for every leisure-seeker. California offers so many attractions and so many things to do that everyone who travels here savors among the best luxury vacations to be found not just in the United States but anywhere on Earth.

Luxury hotels and 5-star resorts abound in California, regardless of where you're going. If it's the Great Outdoors you seek, California's spectacular national parks, from Yosemite in the north to Joshua Tree in the south, provides every imaginable adventure activity, along with scenery of unmatched beauty in which to do it all. Soak up the breathtaking panoramas of rugged shorelines and towering redwoods near Mendocino and sample the exquisite vintages of Napa Valley. Farther southwards will find you driving along the Marin Headlands as you approach lively San Francisco, with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and such landmarks as Chinatown (the largest in the United States), Fisherman's Warf and the Ferry Building Marketplace. With its charming streets, scenic waterfront, excellent museums and parks, and its world-class culinary culture, San Francisco alone is a luxury vacation destination of a lifetime.

Home to Mission Santa Barbara -- the "crown jewel" of California missions -- and host to countless first-rate wineries along with excellent cuisine, shopping and surf-and-sand relaxation, Santa Barbara is a can't-miss destination between San Francisco and Los Angeles. From its glistening beach cities to the winding roads of the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles is the world's glamor capital with all the makings of a luxury vacation and where you'll find 5-star resorts along the coast to luxury hotels housed in historic Hollywood buildings and sleek skyscrapers. Packed with scenic, cultural, culinary and nightlife attractions, Los Angeles offers something for everyone.