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Featured Vacations In California

1801 First in Napa, California
Napa, California
Gourmet breakfasts, welcome champagne, wine tasting passes...
Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California
Breakfasts, afternoon tea, $200 spa credit, parking...
Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa in Guerneville, Sonoma County, California
Guerneville, Sonoma County, California
Midweek travel, $50 credit, wine passes, upgrade, internet...
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California
Dana Point, California
Lunch on one day, 60-minute spa treatment, resort fee...

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).
  • 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

    Exploring San Francisco's Mission District

    Stay Set in an 1872 mansion, the 21-room Inn San Francisco (doubles from $175) brims with authentic Victorian details—ornate woodwork; marble fireplaces; featherbeds—minus the chintz (not a weathered doily in sight). Don’t miss the rooftop deck with 360-degree views of 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.

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