Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel-- California Vacation Escapes
Why not consider spending a week's vacation in California? The California weather is warm and enough sun for beach, tennis, horseback riding, or golf. The food is delicious. The wine is great and plentiful. Try Ojai, or Big Sur, or Santa Barbara, or Malibu, well-known California spots.
You can try the Biltmore Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara, a great old California hotel that sits right on a southwest facing section of the Pacific, an area known as the American Riviera. And, it lives up to its name.
Start with a wine tour and quintessential California wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley at the small, boutique wineries. Or, enjoy some pinot noir wine made famous in the movie Sideways, and by the vineyards with some of California's finest vines in the Santa Barbara wine country. Back to the hotel on the beach for some paddle boarding or for a bike ride into town for beach volleyball, or lunch, or a visit to the art galleries. Then, nap or spa, and dinner with more great California wine outside on the heated patio at the San Ysidro Ranch, the romantic California retreat and private honeymoon spot of Jackie and JFK.
The next morning, rise and shine, for a short hike in the warm morning sun in the Santa Ynez Mountains, then return for a relaxing afternoon at the pool or on Butterfly Beach, another great beach among many great beaches. The stand-up paddle boarding is a treat here.
If you are up for an adventure, take a drive along the scenic Route 1 up to Carmel and Big Sur. The outrageously romantic Post Ranch Inn is a luxury Carmel hotel, honeymoon or romantic escape spot anyone? The scenery is unsurpassed, and there are many beautiful spots to stop along the way, like Hearst Castle in San Simeon. San Luis Obispo is also a good lunch and shopping spot. Another great romantic vacation spot is Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, a block from the Santa Monica pier, and close to downtown LA. Also, a fab spa, and nice bar for another glass of California wine while on your stress free California vacation.
California Clothing Picks
1.Moschino Metallic Top
2.Moschino Cargo Pants
3.rag & bone 'Kent' Sneaker Dark Khaki
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5.Alexander Wang 'Lovisa' Ankle Strap Pump
6.Alexander Wang Twisted Drape Dress
7.Henri Bendel Stiletto Spike Stack Ring
8.Missoni metallic crochet-knit swimsuit
9.stila 'stay all day' liquid lipstick Fiore
10.Aqua Dress - Nautical Tie Front Cinch Waist
11.PRISM - Portofino Cat Eye Sunglasses