California boasts an array of breathtaking landscapes and inventive travel opportunities that cater to all types of globetrotters. This vibrant destination has something for everyone, from picturesque coastlines to bustling metropolises. If you're planning a trip soon, consider indulging in some of the newest lodging, culinary, artistic, entertainment, and family experiences available.
The Ruse Healdsburg is a charming and elegant boutique resort inn with a total of eleven rooms, situated on three acres of private land. The inn seamlessly blends the timeless Victorian charm with all the modern amenities that guests could desire for a comfortable and memorable stay.
In addition, guests are privileged to have exclusive access to the highly sought-after private Mayacama resort, where they can indulge in an array of luxurious activities and amenities. The Pavilion restaurant offers a unique culinary experience, showcasing a range of delectable dishes that are sure to tantalise the taste buds of even the most discerning foodies. The resort's picturesque settings provide a perfect backdrop for hosting special events such as weddings, corporate events, and other private gatherings.
Ocean Pearl Spa, located at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, has undergone an interior renovation and reimagined its treatment and service offerings to enhance each guest's overall wellness experience. The new treatment therapies include body polishes, massages, and facials using marine-based botanicals and skin care products. The spa has also partnered with Skin Authority to offer sustainable skincare products used in facial treatments. The interiors have been refreshed with calming tones and seaside chic decor throughout its eight treatment rooms, relaxation areas, and locker rooms.
Cowboy Tavern, a lively public house with craft cocktails and elevated comfort food, opened in 2022 and reopened after its winter hiatus in May for its first summer season. Chef Brandon Bollenbacher and the culinary team use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create culinary masterpieces from scratch that pack a punch of flavour and the comfort of a home-cooked meal. Cowboy Tavern is conveniently located on the Sierra Sky Ranch property, a cattle ranch dating back to 1875 that has been converted into a 28-room ranch house.
River Jetty Restaurant Group partners, Hollywood producer Joseph' McG' Nichol and restaurateur Jordan Otterbein, known for A Restaurant, A Market, and A Crystal Cove in Newport Beach and CdM Restaurant in Corona del Mar, have recently travelled up the coast to open their fifth Pacific Coast Highway hotspot, A PCH.
Long Beach's 2ND & PCH is a hub for dining and shopping. A PCH serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Enjoy panoramic views of Alamitos Bay from the enclosed 2,500-square-foot patio with modern fixtures, unique curated artwork, a show-stopping brass central bar, and red and blue banquets. Executive Chef Luis Capiz leads a modern-American menu with artisanal cocktails with a local flare. Experience weekly events like Wine Wednesday with half-off wine and bubbles from open to close, and vibe-style dining with a DJ starting at 7 pm Thursday through Saturday.
Explore the surprising connections between science and modern surfing at the California Surf Museum Oceanside. The Science of Surfing is a new exhibit that complies with STEAM and the California Next Generation Science Standards. It highlights wave energy, tides, surf breaks, and ocean custodianship through a variety of media and engages visitors of all levels.
Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park opened its updated Fiesta Village this summer, celebrating the Hispanic roots of Southern California. Visitors can enjoy new dining options, a marketplace reminiscent of Olvera Street in Los Angeles, and a quick-service tacos and burritos option in the former Casa California space. Papas Mexicana serves tried and true carne asada fries, among other delicious eats. La Papa Loca is now Cantina Del Sur, where guests can order specialty drinks. Lastly, Taqueria Fiesta offers a quick bite as guests go from attraction to attraction. Fiesta Village also reopened with the updated MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress coaster, featuring a randomised launch sequence that gives guests a different experience every time.