Where to Travel in California

From Coastline to Wine Country, you can have it all in California!

Where are good vacation spots in California? It is a beautiful state from the stunning desert climates of the South to the temperate vineyards of the North. You will find endless activities for those looking for adventure along with peaceful tranquility for those looking to relax.

Crane your neck at 350-foot trees in the Redwood Forest, and prepare to be awed by the endless valleys and rivers of Yosemite National Park. Dip a toe in Lake Tahoe, or hang ten off a surfboard in Malibu. Take a studio tour in Los Angeles or take a hot air balloon above Napa Valley vineyards. Crown your holiday with a visit to renowned Hearst Castle. Here are some of our California favorites. 

Relax at Golden Door

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The Golden Door experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. Guests relax, restore and refresh on a journey focused on personalized fitness, spa and nutrition programs, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual. Located in a serene coastal valley between San Diego and Los Angeles, Golden Door is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquility of the property. Nestled in 600 acres of nature, the resort features more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind.

As part of a custom-tailored program created for the overall health, wellness and fitness level of each guest, daily fitness options include hiking, outdoor adventure, aqua fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance and more. Golden Door guests are served farm-to-table cuisine that incorporates produce grown on the property, ensuring that it is fresh, wholesome, clean and flavorful. The renowned chefs are inspired by what is harvested each day, creating innovative culinary experiences to nourish the body.

The resort’s accommodations are limited to 40 guests per week so that each person can experience the transformational energy of the Golden Door. Throughout the property, a curated Japanese art collection surrounds guests with beauty and history. The Zen Japanese gardens inspire meditation and inner focus. Guests relax in solitude in the gardens, enjoy luxurious spa treatments, and refresh in elegantly simple comfort as they travel their own personal journey. Relax, restore, refresh. The Golden Door is a way of life—revealing the best individual balance of healthy mind, body and spirit.

Recharge at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay

Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay provides a magnificent backdrop for the perfect Northern California coast vacation. Whether you are roasting marshmallows and making s’mores in your own terrace fire pit or relaxing on the bluff after a rejuvenating spa treatment, our Resort offers a stunning destination for your next getaway. Enjoy innovative cuisine in our ocean-view restaurants, two championship golf courses and miles of walking trails at the most romantic setting in Northern California.

With the multitude of activates at this resort, we recommend to book the Terrace Fire Pit - a favorite because of the ocean views and private fire pits. At the spa, don't miss the Four Hands Four Ways Massage or the Signature Pumpkin Facial to recharge your body and mind.

Reinvigorate in the city

los angeles

Visit Los Angeles and get swept away by the star-studded activities and attractions. Los Angeles is home to tremendous beaches (think Venice), celebrity streets (think Hollywood), amazing culture (think Getty), stunning cuisine (think Cordon Bleu), and other-worldly shopping (think Rodeo Drive). Combine a private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills with the exclusive chance to meet your favorite movie star, television performer or recording artist. Our advisors have insider connections with top entertainment agents and managers to potentially get you an audience with a high-profile celebrity of your choice usually in exchange for a donation to the star’s preferred charity.

To plan your next vacation, please contact us at vacations@dt.com