Southern California Beach Hotels

A California Road Trip: Beach, Desert, and Los Angeles With Kids

A California Road Trip: Beach, Desert, and Los Angeles With Kids

We were told to keep an eye out for the resident seals, whales and dolphins. Gazing out onto the Pacific while stretching out in the warm sunshine was one of the highlights of my trip— a true moment of serenity.      Our California Road Trip Itinerary Road-tripping through California had been on our travel bucket list for about a decade, but ...

Fairmont Grand Del Mar: California Luxury Italian Style

Fairmont Grand Del Mar: California Luxury Italian Style

Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a resort that feels like a home The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, north of San Diego, is an Italian inspired oasis that transports your family to a Tuscan estate. The exterior of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar takes cues from Addison Mizner's Italian influenced creations in Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Fans of The Breakers will feel right ...

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

“Location, location, location” is everything for a hotel in a city like Los Angeles. When we decided on a family trip out West for a short winter break, I spent countless hours researching hotels in Century City, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood. But this was a family trip, not a romantic getaway, and I knew what the hotel was ...

Four Seasons Aviara, North San Diego

Four Seasons Aviara, North San Diego

Some of my fondest travel memories are from my days as a single, working gal vacationing in California. It's true that most moms recall any travel before their children as glamorous and restorative. When I reflect on my drive down the Pacific Coast Highway with my best friend from college in our red convertible, lounging in poolside cabanas, sleeping in, talking for ...