Southern California is no stranger to luxurious five-star hotels and resorts. From gorgeous beachfront favorites to exquisite mountainside lodges, The Golden State’s surplus of stellar stays is a marvel in its own right. But an even rarer gem, even on the west coast, is a hotel that can truly transport its guests, evoking memories and visions of divine destinations from all over the world. Whether it’s carefully chosen decor, extravagant eats or an enticing ambiance, these six SoCal stays all harness the unique ability to help guests truly escape and embark on adventure in a city far away.
Whether you’re visiting San Diego for the weekend or you’re a long-time local, there’s always something new to do and explore. From the glistening ocean to the endless amount of delicious restaurants, San Diego is the ultimate place to put a smile on your face. If you can squeeze all of these activities into one day—go for it—otherwise, just planning one or two is enough to make it the best day ever. Come on, let’s go!
While we know there’s no shortage of hotspot eateries in San Diego, it’s time to take a look at ones that feature the most important meal of the day: breakfast! Whether you’re into savory bacon and eggs or sweet Belgian waffles, there’s surely something for every breakfaster to enjoy—even those who claim they don’t eat breakfast (crazy, we know). It’s time to wake up and smell the pancakes; these amazing breakfast spots in San Diego are calling your name. And if the food isn’t enough to grab your attention, there are always mimosas!
This App Is a Travel-Lover’s Dream We’re wrapping up the summer season, and between keeping up with the latest travel advisories and dealing with regional restrictions that are constantly updating, booking plans in advance has
Fall can be difficult to spot sometimes here in Southern California where it is always mildly warm and sunny. We may not get the crisp autumn air and changing leaves as much as other parts of the country. However, there’s one fall activity that is perfect no matter your location—going to the pumpkin patch!
San Diego’s reputation as America’s craft beer capital has been around for some time; Karl Strauss (the county’s oldest brewery) kicked things off in 1989 and Ballast Point selling to Constellation Brands for $1 billion in 2015 being a high-water mark. Today, America’s Finest City is bustling with more than 150 local breweries. That same entrepreneurial spirit has extended to innovations in small-batch spirits, hard seltzers and boozy kombucha.
There’s a first time for everything—and no wrong way to do it when you dip and dine at Tabu Shabu, San Diego’s newest Japanese hot pot destination. Traditional Japanese cuisine combines seamlessly with a modern atmosphere alongside savory flavors, premium ingredients and homemade sauces.
After being cooped up for so long, we all deserve a dream vacation (or two…or three). We know that adventure calls everyone differently, but if that call includes beautiful weather and hours of sunshine, set your GPS out west. Here, you’ll find everything from deserts and beaches to cityscapes and treelines. So, whether you’re looking for a sweet honeymoon or a girly getaway, these eight hotels are the perfect destinations for your westside escape!
Football szn is officially here, which means it’s time to throw on your jersey and head to the nearest pub! We’ve been waiting months for a reason to drink beer, and now we’ve got one. But before you turn on the tube and spend your Sundays on the couch, we’d like to introduce our favorite sports bars in San Diego. With beer on draft, tasty fare and plenty of flat screens for optimal viewing, you’ll quickly realize why these 12 pubs are total touchdowns. Here’s to big punts and even bigger pints!
Enjoy a weekend adventuring through one of San Diego’s charming urban neighborhoods that’s home to over 70 small businesses, good views, good times and good food. Despite being over 100 years old, the tree-lined neighborhood of South Park feels fresh and hip—complete with vibrant street art.
There’s nothing like a romantic weekend away to make lasting memories with that special someone, and with its oceanfront setting, Del Mar makes for a charming destination. It’s got a dash of Hollywood history too––traveling there was a summer tradition for movie stars who came to watch the horses at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack in the 1940s, and they would stay with their famous friends nearby.
Lounging poolside never goes out of style. The only thing that makes soaking up the summer sun even better is a refreshing, cool cocktail in hand as you relax and unwind. Thankfully, Southern California has an impressive array of hotels with stellar pools (and stacked cocktail lists to match) that’ll set the scene for an epic summer. These crafty beverages all feature a splash of smooth Milagro Tequila, which will have you saying, “Just one more.”