Road Trips: California

To help you plan an epic road trip, we're bringing you the second installment of our Road Trip Series. Here are our top picks for getaways in Southern California and in Northern California. Make a playlist, grab some snacks, and hop in the car. It's Road Trip time!

from $556(USD)

Terranea Resort

SoCal Star

from $533(USD)

ALiLA Marea Beach Resort, Encinitas

Rising Sea Star

from $442(USD)

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Seafront Splendor

from $1210(USD)

Auberge Du Soleil

A stylish and romantic hillside retreat

from $645(USD)

Carneros Resort and Spa

Breathtakingly beautiful inn at Napa Valley wine country

from $784(USD)

Meadowood Napa Valley

A vast private estate with renowned cuisine

from $765(USD)

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Mediterranean Marvel in SO'CAL

from $350(USD)

Pendry San Diego

Cool & Collected

from $464(USD)

Farmhouse Inn

A cherished Sonoma inn with all the luxury fixings

from $703(USD)

Hotel Californian

Moroccan Splendor

from $459(USD)

Fairmont Century Plaza

Megawatt Marvel

from $587(USD)

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Home on the Water

from $1004(USD)

Montage Laguna Beach

Bluff-top hideaway in the OC

from $938(USD)


A refreshingly modern hideaway in the midst of wine country

from $761(USD)


Relaxing aura with a small town feel

from $579(USD)

Hotel Healdsburg

Sonoma for Sophistos

from $1433(USD)

Canyon Ranch Woodside

Wellness in Woodside

from $569(USD)

Lodge At Torrey Pines

Champion-Ready Retreat

from $556(USD)

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Mediterranean grandeur, SoCal setting

from $2027(USD)

Post Ranch Inn

Dramatic cliffside bungalows

from $1814(USD)

ALiLA Ventana Big Sur

Big Sur Bliss

from $1526(USD)

Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach

A Golfer’s Seaside Mecca

from $455(USD)

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Mountaintop Majesty

from $259(USD)

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

A cool oasis in an iconic desert setting

from $483(USD)

Carmel Valley Ranch

Where country and city charms collide

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara defines luxury living

from $839(USD)

ALiLA Napa Valley

Flawless Napa

from $750(USD)

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel

An enchanting hideaway in the hills

from $705(USD)

Malibu Beach Inn

SoCal Stunner