Far from the hustle bustle of the city, your weekend getaways in California allow you to relax, get romantic, enjoy wineries or the seaside, go hiking and make the most of your precious time as a couple or a family.
Enjoy California vacation spots in Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Sonoma and Napa Wine Country or Yosemite National Park.
Get some fresh air, some sea breeze or taste some world class wines.
10. Auberge du Soleil
For style, luxury and location, the Auberge Du Soleil makes a perfect weekend getaway in California.
Inside the Rutherford winery, the famous Sonoma and Napa Valley wine trails are on your doorstep. Experience Mediterranean cuisine at the Auberge Du Soleil Restaurant, treat yourself to pristine luxury as you absorb the beauty of this 33 acre property nestling into the hillside, with sweeping valley views.
Allow the concierge to craft a wine-tasting itinerary uniquely for you and your party. World class luxury at its best.MORE INFO
9. Sea View Inn Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea stands out as one of the best weekend getaways in California due to its natural beauty, history and quirky village feel.
Explore the beaches, the village, visit the beautiful Mission Basilica, or enjoy the sea life at Monterey Aquarium. Stroll on Carmel Beach, visit Pebble Beach and see the unique contorted shapes of the Monterey pines, giving their own touch of character to each bay side point.
At the Sea View Inn in central Carmel-by-the-Sea, you will find a luxurious small inn situated in a picture-postcard, turn of the century, renovated home, with plenty of quality features and fittings.
Enjoy a delightful, comfortably furnished bedroom just three minutes walk from the beach.MORE INFO
8. The Vagabond’s House Boutique Inn & Spa Studio
Also in Carmel is The Vagabond’s House Boutique Inn & Spa Studio which epitomises the artistic and individual style of this village.
The Carmel inn is centrally located, allowing easy strolling amongst the laneways, cafes and boutiques, soak up the atmosphere in the stone courtyard before retiring for your massage or facial.
Enjoy the large rooms, comfy beds, helpful staff and convenience of being in the heart of Carmel village.MORE INFO
7. Zen Mountain Perch in Sonoma Wine Country
For complete privacy the holiday home Zen Mountain Perch in Sonoma will entice you for more than a weekend.
Take a few days to enjoy the freedom of home in Glen Ellen, just 20 km from Napa. Set near popular California vacation spots like Enchanted Hills, Sugarloaf State Park and Annadel State Park, this makes the ideal base for hiking, exploring and wine tasting.
Bring your own treats for self-catering in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy meals on the terrace or the deck or the gazebo, at the kitchen table or the dining table or indeed, in the Jacuzzi.
Find your zen at this amazing weekend getaway in California.MORE INFO
6. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
For one of the best spa retreats in California, visit Monterey Park Spa with stunning views over Monterey Bay, just next to the Monterey Aquarium, with a private beach.
You might not even need to leave the property, as there is so much comfort here, and views of otters and sea lions playing on the rocks below.
With at least three restaurants, a delicious in-room dining menu and top class service, who needs to go anywhere else? Soak up a bit of history here in Monterey on the site of the former House of the Waves. Or get serious about your health at the fitness centre or pamper yourself in the Vista Blue Spa.MORE INFO