The Golden State boasts a plethora of attractions and activities to suit all tastes. Attracting couples, families, groups of friends and solo travelers, a stay in California promises to be filled with fun times. If you’re in need of some downtime or if you enjoy some top-class pampering when away from home, it’s also easy to have a luxurious vacation in California. Pretend you’re one of the big-name celebrities that calls California home and give yourself some star-quality treatment.
Stay Somewhere Sleek and Sophisticated
California has no shortage of top-notch accommodation options. Why let the feel-good factor finish when it’s time for bed? Book a stay in somewhere fancy and retreat to your own luxurious sanctuary after each fantastic day. Some properties are so plush that you’ll be forgiven for wanting to head back early or take a lovely long lie in each day! There are heaps of beautiful Palm Springs vacation rentals that are sure to tickle your fancy.
Whatever your dream vacation home would look like, and whatever facilities it would have, you’ll find something to exceed your expectations in California. Would you love an onsite pool or Jacuzzi? Do luxurious furnishings and elegant décor float your boat? Does your inner master chef crave a kitchen to rival those in top-class restaurants? Would personalized butler service put you in seventh heaven? Whether you’re seeking incredible views, a rustic vibe or a place in the heart of the action, sweet dreams await you in California.
Treat Your Taste Buds in Top California Restaurants
California boasts a wealth of eateries catering to almost any taste. Whether you’re craving all-American fare or interesting international gastronomy, California’s dining scene is sure to entice you. Head to haunts of the rich and famous and lap up the refined air as you devour delicious dishes and enjoy impeccable service.
If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, enjoy decadent dining in one of the Michelin-starred establishments. Benu, the French Laundry, Saison, Meadowood, Quince and Manresa are all restaurants to add to your wish list. Santa Monica’s Melisse and Julienne in Santa Barbara are other top choices. In Palm Springs, top restaurants include Birba, The Purple Palm, Le Vallauris and Trio.
Soar in the Skies Like a Bird
Get high, literally, in California and treat yourself to a cool experience at the same time. Book a private hot air balloon ride over the picturesque Napa Valley and admire the lush views while sipping on champagne. Alternatively, gaze down upon the beauty of Del Mar from the comfort of your basket.
Take a ride in a seaplane over San Francisco Bay or Los Angeles. For even more luxury, why not time your seaplane jaunt for sunset?
If you want to combine adventure with luxury, get an adrenaline rush with parasailing. Available in several places around the state, one of the most memorable skydiving experiences is available at Lake Tahoe. What better way could there be to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the glistening lake? For an even bigger thrill, several coastal destinations, such as Santa Barbara and Camarillo, provide skydiving opportunities.
Relax in California’s Blissful Spas
Take care of your body, mind and spirit with a visit to a spa or wellness center as part of your luxury vacation in California. There are many establishments in California offering beauty treatments, holistic techniques and wellness therapies. It can be tricky deciding what blissful treatments to enjoy!
If you’re staying in Palm Springs, some amazing spas in the area include The Spa at Desert Springs, Spa Esmeralda, Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa, Azure Spa and Spa La Quinta.
From spas in other parts of the state, Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort, Pho Siam Thai Spa, The Spa at Bacara, Spa Ojai, Auberge Spa and The Spa at Torrey Pines are all highly recommended to enhance your luxurious vacation in California.
Relaxing on California’s golden beaches offers a slice of luxury for many visitors, with a beach available to match almost any mood. The coastline stretches for more than 800 miles, with in excess of 400 public beaches and plenty of private beaches.
Give yourself the VIP treatment at various attractions, cruise along the coast in a sports car and attend a movie premiere. Tour the beautiful wineries and vineyards and take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Take to the waters and pretend you’re a millionaire aboard a private yacht. It’s so easy to enjoy a luxurious vacation in California.