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Published on February 13th, 2019 | by Emese Graham

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From Sonoma Wine Country to San Diego Beaches: California in Style

Dynamic art scenes, bustling food and wine epicentres, the twinkle of show business, golden coastlines with crashing waves, towering redwood forests, profound dusty canyons. Where else, but sunny California?

Here’s how to start spring early this year with a California vacay filled with distinguished sights and tastes.

1. Greater Palm Springs Luxury Getaway

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Palm Springs pops out of the Cali desert, humming with personality, a focal point for bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels, vibrant mid-century design, sprawling golf courses, and a booming foodie scene. You’ll see why this unique city has long been an irresistible magnet for all kinds of travellers.

Stay & Play

Stay at the 5-star Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa for quick access to shopping, picturesque mountain views, and a golf course to take a swing at.

Take your pick from an array of stellar dining options like Spencer’s, Copleys, and Miro’s. Why not visit Elvis’ Honeymoon Hideaway, take a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park, spend a low-key day exploring Palm Canyon Drive, or hike through the beautiful Indian Canyons?

2. Orange County Beach Escape

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This populous region encompasses over thirty towns and cities, with appeal for both leisure lovers and sabbatical seekers. Repose in Orange County to the tune of endless beaches and rejuvenating spa treatments or release your inner child with a visit to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm.

Stay & Play

Stay at Balboa Bay Resort for easy access to Newport Beach and Balboa Pier, plus supreme spa treatments at The Spa at Balboa Bay. Whether you spend your time wandering Orange County shorelines or getting your fix of adrenaline at the theme parks, try concluding your evening with a memorable dinner cruise from Newport Beach, reserved effortlessly for you by our Expert Travellers.

3. Sonoma County Wine Getaway

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Sommeliers can’t help but flock to California’s sea of grape vines. Sonoma wine country is less than an hour’s drive from the famous Napa Valley, With more than 425 wineries, the region boasts a distinct personality, especially if you’re looking for rustic luxury.

Stay & Play

Stay at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn to enjoy Michelin-starred dining, the Sonoma Golf Club, and of course, an ideally located launching point for guided wine tours. We love the idea of renting a Cadillac and exploring California wine country at your own pace.

4. San Diego Getaway

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Come to San Diego for the beaches and warm climate, stay for the culture. Balboa Park is the beating heart of the city, home to museums, galleries, the famous San Diego Zoo, and Old Globe Theatre.

Stay & Play

Stay at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, a beloved boutique hotel neighbouring the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy. Embark on a tour of Balboa Park, snack on Mexi-Cal eats in Old Town, or simply explore the city at your own pace.

5. Los Angeles -San Francisco Tour

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Hop in a Ford Mustang convertible, hit the open road and drive until you hit the California sunset. Stay in Los Angeles County to stroll across the iconic Santa Monica Pier, step back in time and tour Casa del Herrero in Santa Barbara, sojourn at a 4-diamond spa hotel in Monterey, and tailor your stay in San Francisco with a just-right balance of uptown, downtown, and flawless nature (If this Cali road trip inspiration is giving you goosebumps, you’ll love our latest take on the ultimate California drive).

Make your escape to beautiful California, and discover why Canadians have long been captivated by her. Our Expert Travellers will orchestrate every detail of your sunny getaway. Just call 1-877-967-5302, chat with us online, or instantly find the store nearest you.


About the Author

Emese is an SEO Content Specialist at Flight Centre in Toronto. She's a huge fan of laidback, stress-free travel and enjoys tasting as much of the world's cuisine as she can.



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