The Westin St. Francis is the only hotel that actually sits on Union Square. The main building dates back to 1904, and many public areas boast the ornate columns, intricate woodwork and other design elements from this era. Perhaps the property’s most famous feature is its Magenta Grandfather Clock, a popular place for people to meet. Today the property comprises two separate buildings: the historic main building and a newer tower. Three on-site restaurants offer a host of dining options.
Wine tasting is always fun in the town of Yountville. Just walk down Washington Street and pop into a tasting room of your choice. Or drive to the tucked around the corner, off the beaten path wineries for an intimate, personal tasting experience. Browse the winery listing below to plan your tasting itinerary.
Monterey County, the vacationing family will find everything that was dreamt of, and planned out, before the vacation even began! Monterey County is a vibrant and eclectic, sun-filled location, that includes hillside vineyards, and fantastic giant redwoods, almost to the water’s edge!
Shutters on the Beach is the only luxury hotel in Los Angeles right on the beach. Consisting of a total of 186 gracious rooms and 12 suites, Shutters on the Beach recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach resorts and cottages characteristics of the southern California coast during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The lobby boasts two large wood fireplaces, intimate conversation areas and a large balcony overlooks the ocean.
This private Calistoga vineyard retreat is an Auberge Resort located in a secluded canyon in the Napa Valley with 157 acres of mountainside hiking trails and its own private lake. Individual guest lodges provide an indoor/outdoor living experience, complete with outdoor bath gardens. A lakeside restaurant and 24-hour in-lodge dining accommodate any eating schedule. Spa treatments in The Bathhouse add to the experience of relaxation.
The Carneros Inn is an indulgent Napa Valley retreat for sophisticated couples and families. Stylistic farm-chic design channels the barns and farmhouses of agricultural Northern California. World-class luxuries include private cottages on 27 acres of private apple orchards and vineyards, a world-class spa and some of the best dining in world famous California wine country.
When we think of private beaches, we often imagine blonde sand, clear water, and tiki huts in faraway lands, but paradise is actually closer than we think. Sure enough, the U.S. has plenty of deserted and untainted beaches that you can access without booking a plane ticket halfway across the globe. The 10 is the perfect number of hidden U.S. shorelines to showcase. Scroll through some of America’s most secluded beaches, and picture yourself with sand-covered toes and salty sea breezes swirling through your hair.
Discovering the best of America with great American road trips. Trying to decide on the five best road trips to add to your bucket list is akin to picking your favorite child. All have redeeming qualities, each has a unique personality with different views, but narrowing it down to a favorite is almost impossible. While spur of the moment road trips can be exhilarating, planning a road trip with room left for some serendipitous moments peppered in is the perfect recipe for a good time.