There’s a reason that so many songs have been written about California. It’s a place where people come to pursue their dreams of fame and fortune, live their best beach bum lives, sip world-class wines, and bask in the great outdoors. California is a perfect destination for luxury travel.

In fact, California is one of the few places where you can ski and surf in the same day. Take a trip to one of the many lakeside towns—like Lake Tahoe, Big Bear Lake, or Mammoth Lakes—at the right time of year, and enjoy a getaway that’s the very definition of “active.” If you’re looking for a trip that merges big-city sophistication with sun and sand, Los Angeles is a must. The City of Angels is home to Hollywood, luxury shopping in Beverly Hills, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and plenty of “beach cities” (including Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, and Venice Beach). Continue just a couple hours south to soak up more beach vibes in Laguna and Newport Beach, La Jolla, and San Diego.

For a palate-pleasing adventure, head to San Francisco. This iconic city offers thousands of restaurants, along with stunning views and non-stop entertainment. Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll find world-renowned wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. And to truly grasp what makes California so magical, take a road trip down the coast on the 1 California, making stops in places like Monterey, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and small beach towns along the way. Whether you’re seeking a nature-filled escape, glamorous city getaway, or a little bit of everything, you’ll find it here. Let us help you experience this one-of-a-kind state your way—contact us to get your luxury, custom California getaway started today.


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