Six years ago, Leslie Schlesinger, the high-energy perfectionist from Tiburon, California, embarked on a room-by-room renovation of Palm B
Set on a high pass above the ocean in Big Sur, California, the Post Ranch Inn taps into the natural mysticism of its surroundings with wee
After a three-year, $150 million renovation, San Ysidro Ranch remains entrenched in both town and country, as a hike from the 114-year-old
After entering through an unassuming guard gate, guests of Rancho Valencia follow a winding driveway past tennis courts and pink Spanish-s
Set on one of California’s most spectacular seascapes, this thalasso-minded spa opened to rave reviews a few years back and continues to e
Auberge Resorts developed its property—zoned fortents and motor homes—as a series of freestanding bungalows (equipped with hidden wheels).
The sleek St. Regis, San Francisco is a composition of clean lines and elemental materials with a subtle Asian flair.
Each of the 24 rooms at Casa Palmero has a wood-burning fireplace, and several offer private courtyards with hot tubs.
Inspired by the glam of Old Hollywood, this Spanish Colonial–style, beachfront spa offers dazzling views of the Pacific coastline and Sant
Given the Ritz-Carlton’s location in the famously tolerant city of San Francisco, it is not surprising that the property welcomes a wide r
After the Biltmore’s $225 million makeover, you won’t find wall-to-wall carpeting or dark, mismatched furnishings, but rather cream stucco
Lesson number one at The Peninsula is that not everyone in Los Angeles works in the entertainment industry.
If the Hotel del Coronado is San Diego’s grande dame of beach resorts, the U S Grant is her metropolitan cousin. Ulysses S.
Translated to mean, “California life,” this French-inspired spa is not for the fainthearted.
In a city filled with sushi bars, the new Culina, Modern Italian, restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers
San Onofre in South Orange County, Calif., is an ideal break for novice surfers because of its mostly gentle and consistent waves.
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which completed a $33-million renovation in March,
Bruce Wallin, Robb Report’s Editorial Director and seasoned traveler, lists his favorite family ski resorts and hotels.
Geoff Kruth steers his Toyota Camry down a gravel road lined with industrial-size waste bins and derelict autos.
Headliners at San Diego’s House of Blues have been vanishing from the venue ever since Sè San Diego, a 184-room high-rise hotel, opened ne
A little more than a year ago, the old stone building on Yountville’s Washington Street, between Starkey Avenue and Pedroni Street, resemb
Laguna Beach lifeguards used to lug their surfboards around the 30-acre headland above Treasure Island, Christmas Cove, and Goff Cove, bec
Couples from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong gather around Post Ranch Inn’s resident astronomer, asking questions on
For more than a century, Fort Baker guarded the northern peninsula at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.
Michael Mina’s new XIV restaurant fits right in amid the trendy nightclubs and bars on the Sunset Strip, with a Philippe Star
The new IW Club (www.indianwellsgolfresort.com)—a $30
Morgans Hotel Group’s Sunset Strip property just got stranger—and better.
Before it closed in 1987, Marineland of the Pacific was arguably the world’s most scenic theme park.
In a mining project in Napa County’s Pope Valley struck pay dirt of another kind: a natural hot spring.
Three couples travel from New York City to St. Helena, Calif., for a weeklong culinary vacation in wine country.