Three Luxury Resorts to Visit in Southern California

Relax and rejuvenate in luxury at one of these three resorts
Staff Writer

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A view of Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes.

Southern California appeals to a vast array of travelers, from budget-conscious beach-goers to jet-setting food lovers. For those looking for luxury accommodations, award-winning spas, world-class golf courses, top-notch restaurants, and unique outdoor experiences, Destination Hotels and Resorts offers it all. Guests can choose to stay on the spectacular Pacific Coast at Terranea in Palos Verdes, in the quaint seaside town of Del Mar at L'Auberge, or in the dessert surrounded by beautiful mountains at Miramonte Resort and Spa.

Visitors who want to be close to a big city, but enjoy coming home to a quite retreat, will love staying in one of the well-appointed rooms and suites or in a residential-style bungalow, casita, or villa at the Terranea Resort. Located just 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, this 102-acre property is surrounded on three sides by the tranquil Pacific Ocean. Its Mediterranean architecture blends seamlessly with the landscape to create a coastal paradise.

While at the eco-friendly resort, guests will enjoy the true beauty of nature. Rooms feature private balconies or patios and there is plenty of outdoor dining, as well as three pools, a nine-hole golf course, miles of walking trails, a secluded beach cove, and even a whale-watching vista. Guests can go kayaking, snorkeling, or even paddleboarding right from the beach at the resort or enjoy a guided bike tour, oceanside hike, or a horseback ride during their stay. One of the unique activities offered is a session with the on-site falconer. Falcons and other birds are used to keep the seagulls from bothering diners and bathers at the resort and it's fascinating to watch the birds and their handler do their job.

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Pool and spa at Miramonte

If the desert near Palm Springs is more appealing, the Miramonte Spa and Resort is a wonderful option. Located in the Coachella Valley, surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, this luxurious spa resort with its romantic architecture will make you feel as if you have been transported to Italy. Lovely fountains and peaceful piazzas await those who visit.

A trip to Miramonte wouldn't be complete without enjoying a spa treatment and a dip in the warm-water Watsu pool at the award-winning Well Spa. Once rested and rejuvenated, guests can play golf at either of the two 18-hole championship courses, enjoy a hot air balloon ride, or a desert Jeep tour. The resort's staff will help arrange any outdoor activity one might want to experience.

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King room at L'Auberge Del Mar

For visitors to Southern California that want to spend time at the beach or perhaps do a little shopping, and are looking for a home away from home, the L'Auberge in Del Mar is perfect. The atmosphere at this resort is so friendly and inviting, they even welcome guests with homemade cupcakes. Guests are encouraged to unwind and chat on the couches in the lobby living room or on the expansive outdoor deck during the day and hang out with friends at the bar and restaurants in the evening. This boutique resort has 120 gorgeous guestrooms featuring comfy beds, cozy fireplaces, and private balconies. It's so homey that even dogs are invited to stay.

So, whether, visitors to Southern California are looking for a spectacular luxury beach or desert vacation, they will find what they are looking for with Destination Hotels and Resorts.

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