Upscale Seaside Resorts in Southern California
Southern California’s seaside towns attract visitors year after year that
insist on luxury accommodations and first-class service. These waterfront resorts offer superior accommodations, fine seafood restaurants, live entertainment, and of course miles of scenic beaches.
L’Auberge Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
This AAA Four-Diamond resort continues to be a premier destination for those seeking luxurious lodging in the seaside town of Del Mar. The cozy resort’s tagline, “relaxing by day and spirited by night”, says it all. Situated on five acres in the charming seaside village of Delmar, guests enjoy fine dining, luxurious rooms and suites, and of course pristine beaches to relax and enjoy. Inside, plush beds, large, tastefully decorated rooms equipped with flat-screen T.V.’s and fireplaces await. Spa L’Auberge pampers guests with massage therapy, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Visitors that prefer not to leave their pooch at home will be pleased to find that dogs are welcome at this resort. Conde Nast named L’Auberge Del Mar among the “Best Luxury Resorts” in the U.S.A., and Travel & Leisure Magazine named it “Among the best resorts in the World”. Area attractions close to the resort include the world famous San Diego Zoo, art galleries, chic boutiques, and miles of white sand beaches.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Situated on a 102 acre scenic peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the
Terranea Resort is a seaside paradise. The resort offers spectacular views of Catalina Island just across the channel, and private beaches to explore and enjoy. Offering several luxurious lodging options, guests have their choice of suites, bungalows, vacation casitas, or golf villas. All elegantly decorated with plush furnishings, large windows and equipped with all modern conveniences. The award winning 9-hole golf course, chic shopping boutique, and a health/beauty spa are just steps away, while kayaking, paddle-boarding and hiking trails await at the resort’s adjoining beach. Terranea Resort is home to 8 restaurants including upscale Mar’sel, and Nelson’s, and the Lobby Bar & Lounge bring together fine food, a fun atmosphere, and refreshing cocktails for guests to enjoy. The scenic seaside town of Rancho Palos Verdes offers visitors to the resort many off-site activities such as the South Coast Botanic Garden, George F. Canyon Nature Center and Preserve, The Point Vicente Lighthouse, and whale-watching tours and charters.
Sea Venture Resort
Pismo Beach, CA
Located in the scenic seaside hamlet of Pismo Beach, the Sea Venture Resort is a sprawling luxury vacation destination that sits right on the beach. Spacious rooms with large double windows bring the ocean view inside, and the contemporary furnishings and decor reflect the resort’s eye for quality detail. Among the amenities here are feather-beds and fireplaces in every room, in room evening dining, private balcony hot-tubs, and beach chairs and bikes. The Sea Venture’s namesake restaurant and lounge offers fine seafood and award-winning cuisine created by Chef Casey Walcott. Local attractions include the famous Pismo Beach pier, Hearst Castle, golf courses, and local winery tours and tastings.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dana Point, CA
The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel sits majestically atop a Dana Point hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The scenic views attract thousands every year, however, the Ritz-Carlton’s excellent service, elegant spaces, and fine dining keep them coming back. Among the amenities that affluent visitors to the resort enjoy are spacious rooms filled with tasteful art and furnishings, large windows offering ocean views, and excellent service 24/7. The resort’s 6 oceanfront restaurants such as Raya, Eno Steak, and The Marketplace bring huate cuisine to hungry guests, while the Dana Pool Cafe offers casual fare and cocktails poolside. Among the attractions in the Dana Point area are the Dana Point Harbor, Sea Canyon Park, breathtaking beaches, and golf at the Monarch Beach link