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Looking for a great escape? Scroll down to enjoy our travel series that's filled with inspiration for your next vacation destination, or view the special section in our May Travel issue by clicking here.

The American Riviera, Redefined

Hotel Californian continues to redefine luxury in the celebrated American Riviera. The 121-room hotel is a magnet for the Hollywood elite, international visitors, and locals alike. Featuring dazzling spaces from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, this iconoclastic enclave is part history, part imagination, and all Californian.

With four dining venues and wine tasting onsite, there’s no shortage of options to indulge in during your stay. Dine alfresco at Goat Tree on fresh local fare with a hint of Mediterranean influence. Stop by Djinn for a mischievous cocktail before dinner in Blackbird, where exquisite seasonal California costal cuisine awaits. The Society: State & Mason is a must-stop during your Funk Zone wanderings. Sip on wines from across the acclaimed Foley Family Wines portfolio, paired with bites from Chef Travis Watson.

When relaxation beckons, Majorelle spa features a distinctive blue found in the traditional tiles of Marrakesh, and will soothe and revitalize. Then soak up the sun and the best views in town from the Tan-Tan rooftop pool deck.

Ditch the car and discover more at Santa Barbara’s premier urban destination.


A good time is guaranteed at Hotel Californian. Join us for our monthly HOWL full moon events featuring Tarot and rune readings, DJs spinning vinyl, and specialty cocktails curated by legendary mixologist Devon Espinosa. Grab some friends and workout with us at Majorelle Saturday Sessions, or wind down the weekend with cool tunes and spectacular views during Sunset Sessions. Each month our winemaker dinners feature a remarkable winery, and guests have a chance to mingle with the winemakers that make the magic happen. And don’t even think about missing a holiday at Hotel Californian.

For more information, visit hotelcalifornian.com..

Classic California

Pismo Beach, the true Classic California beach town, is renowned for its world-famous pier, miles of beautiful white sand beaches, outstanding accommodations, and proximity to a rich wine region. With the Edna Valley AVA only minutes away, it’s easy to enjoy the beach and wine tasting in one fun-filled day. Many visitors who come to Pismo Beach are now calling it their Wine and Waves™ destination.

Pismo Beach also offers an outstanding selection of outdoor activities including kayaking, fishing, surfing, hiking, horseback riding, and biking, all surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the beautiful 880-acre Pismo Preserve with more than 10 miles of trails that traverse through oak woodlands and coastal ridgelines, offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

Dine your way around town at restaurants offering original takes on world cuisines, coastal seafood specialities, and time -honored classics for everyone to enjoy.

Pismo Beach hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Mark your calendars for one of the largest Classic Car Show in California, June 2–4, in downtown Pismo.

It’s all here waiting for you—a gentle climate, where sand, sun, sea, and sky converge to create the ideal getaway.


You’ll find a wide variety of lodging to meet everyone’s needs and budget. Oceanfront hotels with stunning vistas, affordable motels, family-friendly vacation rentals, and award-winning RV parks are all available.

Pismo Beach is an excellent choice for celebrations, especially weddings, with both large and small venues from which to choose. Many oceanfront resorts offer very special event locations including The Cliffs Hotel and Spa, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, Inn at the Pier, The SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel, Kon Tiki Inn, and the newest property, Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach.

To book your stay, go to experience pismo beach.com. Also, join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

For more information, visit experiencepismobeach.com.

Recharge and Breathe Easy

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the scenic side of Southern California and experience the ultimate relaxation at Hyatt Regency Westlake. Minutes away from the world-famous beaches of Malibu, and an hour’s drive from the bustling city of Los Angeles, our hotel offers a retreat-like atmosphere and exceptional business and resort-style amenities.

Discover our Mediterranean inspired oasis tailored to meet the needs of today’s traveler seeking a modern and sophisticated space to work and play. Enjoy one of our 263 refined and stylish rooms, including 17 elegant suites, and explore more than 30 unique dining and shopping destinations just steps from our doors.

At Harvest Kitchen, indulge in delectable farm-to-fork California hyperlocal cuisine and sip refreshing cocktails in a warm and casual setting. Harvest Bar connects with our open concept atrium and a charming patio with two firepits, and relaxing lounge areas where you can unwind in style.

Explore everything this beautiful destination has to offer, from sun-kissed beaches to the thrilling rides at Universal Studios and book your stay at Hyatt Regency Westlake to experience the perfect getaway.


Located Discover the ultimate destination for your next special event at Hyatt Regency Westlake. Our Southern California hotel boasts more than 25,000 square feet of unique and versatile event space, including sleek and refined boardrooms and our beautiful Gazebo Lawn, perfect for outdoor gatherings. Nestled in the picturesque Conejo Valley, our romantic Mediterranean-style wedding venue provides the perfect backdrop for your big day. With expert event planners and inspired culinary professionals, we will tailor a personalized menu that reflects your unique tastes. Our flexible meeting rooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology and provide the perfect backdrop for your upscale corporate events and executive retreats. Whatever your event, our team of experts will work with you to create memorable experiences that will connect and inspire.

For more information, visit hyattregencywestlake.com.

Escape to a Wine Country Getaway

Rich in soil and soul, the ONX Estate Vineyard is the ultimate destination for a wine country getaway. Nestled in the Paso Robles AVA, the 127-acre vineyard boasts stunning views, world-class wines, and unparalleled hospitality.

Clark House is a five -bedroom, four bathroom home that can accommodate up to ten guests. Impeccably furnished and with vineyard views from every room, it’s the perfect retreat after a day of exploring the Paso Robles region.

As a guest of the estate, you’ll enjoy complimentary wine, a tour or tasting, plus the opportunity to explore the vineyards at your leisure. Book your stay today and experience the ultimate in wine country relaxation. Call ONX Wines at 805-400-4693 or email concierge@onxwines.com to reserve your spot. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable wine country escape!


Located ONX Wines experiences offer delicious wines, education, and respite from the busy world.

Tin City Tasting Room & Winery
Tin City is a casual, industrial area with more than 20 amazing wineries. Experience ONX Wines with a tasting of current releases and special library selections (as available).

ONX Estate Vineyard Tour
ONX cares for 20 historic varieties on its Estate Vineyards, each possessed of a unique character and attitude. Enjoy a private tour where your host will drive you around the vineyard, stopping to allow you to taste the wine right where it was grown.

Let a local plan your next trip to Paso Robles! Your stay with ONX Wines includes complimentary concierge services to curate the perfect trip just for you.

For more information, visit onxwine.com/clark-house.

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Space to Explore

Before you put your head in the clouds, start with your feet on the ground—surrounded by wildflowers and art.

Soak in Outdoor Art: Let the cool vintage neon signs of Old Town light your path to an open-air gallery of vibrant art. More than two dozen murals celebrate space exploration and Lompoc Valley’s rich heritage and beauty.

Taste Local Vintages: Explore dozens of boutique wineries, tasting rooms, and vineyards in Lompoc and nestled in the Sta. Rita Hills. Head down Route 246 and sample the region’s renowned pinot noir and chardonnay along the Lompoc Wine Trail.

Hike into History: Step back in time at California’s most restored mission, La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. Nearly 25 miles of pathways present invigorating hiking and scenic overlooks, connecting surrounding backcountry.

View a Launch: Vandenberg Space Force Base offers the best vantage point for rocket launches on the West Coast. Plan ahead to catch one!

Take a Leap: Get a sky-high view of the coastline, Lompoc Valley, and vineyard-dotted hillsides. Skydive Santa Barbara offers a bucket-list experience like no other.


With so much to do and an array of accommodations to suit any style, budget, and desire, Lompoc offers the perfect base camp for Central Coast travelers. And just wait until you see what wonders await you along the coast. Hit the open road and explore off-the-beaten path, roll-the-top-down adventures at your own pace. Experience captivating murals, internationally acclaimed wineries, a restored Spanish mission, hiking in the great outdoors—and for the extra adventurous, exhilarating skydiving. You can even watch rocket launches light up the sky from nearby Vandenberg Space Force Base.

Follow the captivating trail of wildflowers along Highway 1 to Lompoc to chart your own course and discover fine wine, rocket launches, California history, and awe-inspiring art.

For more information, visit explorelompoc.com.