Escape to Sunny Southern California
Southern California is known for its endless sun and the towns that make it an ideal destination for any occasion. From the surf to the desert to snow-capped mountains, Southern California has an activity for everyone. Urban escapes such as San Diego and Los Angeles beckon guests with glitz and glamour, while rural getaway such as Palm Springs and Santa Ynez offer true relaxation. Find your perfect Southern California destination and experience the luxury of the bed and breakfasts in this region.
Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera. The warm, Mediterranean climate, enchanting architecture, and glistening palm-lined beaches of Santa Barbara lend to the seduction of vacationers seeking a sophisticated European ambiance with a distinctly Californian air. Tour Old Santa Barbara Mission – the crown jewel of California's missions. Explore the neighboring Santa Ynez Valley and be sure to sample some of Southern California's best wines. Indulge in a day at the spa. Enjoy first-rate golf, polo, horseback riding, cycling, or an array of water sports. Browse the boutiques and art galleries along State Street. Wander the lush gardens and Spanish courtyards with trickling fountains. Find exquisite accommodations at a Santa Barbara bed and breakfast inn.
Basking in the glow of the California sunshine, Orange County offers a wealth of arts, attractions, shopping, and miles of white sandy beaches. In Laguna Beach, watch the arts come alive at the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust Art Festival or the Laguna Playhouse. Visit the historic mission and witness the return of the swallows in San Juan Capistrano. Lounge on the beach or catch a wave in San Clemente or Huntington Beach. Indulge the fun and fantasy of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Shop 'til you drop at the shopping resorts of South Coast Plaza and Newport Beach's Fashion Island. Relax at an Orange County boutique inn.
Home to the stars, Tinseltown beckons vacationers with all that glitters. Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame's star-studded sidewalks. Soak up the nightlife on the Sunset Strip. Catch a performance under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Browse the shops of Rodeo Drive. Get a behind-the-scenes-peek at the magic of movies on a studio tour at Warner Brothers or Paramount. Explore one-of-a kind collections at the Getty Museum. Ride the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier. View the Milky Way from the observatory in Griffith Park. Wander the enchanting streets of Old Town Pasadena. Find luxury at a Los Angeles bed and breakfast.
Find a change of pace on Catalina Island in the California Channel Islands. Avalon, the only incorporated city on the island, is primarily a resort community and is oriented around the beautiful Avalon Bay. The pedestrian mall offers visitors a variety of small shops and restaurants. The island offers a number of land and water activities, ranging from zip lining and biking to kayaking and snorkeling. Search for island buffalo or indulge in one of the many day spas. Explore the island during your stay at a Catalina Island boutique inn or B&B.
With ideal weather, stretches of sandy beaches, and the perfect mix of attractions, San Diego is the perfect vacation destination. Explore the museums and lush gardens of Balboa Park. Soak up the splashy acrobatics of dolphins and whales at Sea World. Rub noses with an endangered rhino at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. Browse the Mexican-flavored boutiques and jewelry stores of Historic Old Town. Scuba dive in the kelp forests off shore. Dine and dance in the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit the peaceful wine country in the town of Julian. Enjoy the coast and a round of golf in La Jolla. The San Diego area has a little bit for everyone. Discover your perfect getaway at a San Diego bed and breakfast inn.
An oasis of luxury, California's desert towns boast a number of exclusive bed and breakfast inns set amid the rustling palms and dramatic mountain backdrops. Dip into a sparkling pool. Soak in a hot spring. Pamper yourself at a spa. Play a round of golf. Dine on inspired cuisine. Shop the galleries and boutiques of Palm Springs. Ride the aerial tramway to the top of a mountain. Witness the beauty of the Mojave Desert's springtime blooms. Hike among the surreal landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. Then at night, gaze at the multitude of stars in the desert sky from the balcony of your room. Find your escape at a bed and breakfast in Palm Springs.
Southern California's four-season mountain resorts beckon city-weary travelers with fresh air, pine forests, alpine lakes, and charming villages. Escape on foot or horseback along a forested trail. Browse the village shops, antique stores, and art galleries. Hike in the San Bernardino National Forest. Catch a music or art festival in Idyllwild. Experience a unique combination of rural mountain atmosphere, small town charm, and engaging activities. Outdoor adventures are plentiful in Idyllwild and the San Jacinto mountains, including fishing on Lake Hemet or Lake Fulmor, hiking among over 275 miles of trails, horseback riding, geocaching, kayaking/boating, mountain biking, rock climbing, bird and watching wildlife, or winter snow sports like cross-country skiing or sledding. Adventure awaits at a Southern California Mountain Inn.