Grand Del Mar
Newly branded the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, this luxury resort exudes the elegance of an Old World Mediterranean estate. The Grand is TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in California. (www.fairmont.com/san-diego)
The Hotel del Coronado is an iconic San Diego beach hotel and an American treasure. We all love the state-of-the-art spa and award-winning restaurants. (www.hoteldel.com)
Famous for its championship golf and beautiful spa, the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa gets rave reviews as a family-friendly destination. (www.omnihotels.com)
Favorite U.S. Destination, Romantic Destination & Summer Vacation Destination
Of course we love Hawaii where balmy breezes and friendly faces beckon. Nonstop flights to Kona, Honolulu, Maui, and Kauai make it easy for us to escape to paradise.
Favorite Foreign Destination
You voted for Italy because you love “the food,” “the people,” “the beauty of the countryside.” One reader also said “Pavarotti” — and who could argue with that?
Travel Destination on your Bucket List
The beauty of the country has not been affected by the economic crisis. If you go, carry more than one form of payment (cash, debit and credit cards).
Orfila Vineyards & Winery
You enjoy their wine, and some readers have discovered that this beautiful spot in the San Pasqual Valley is a great place for parties and special events. (www.orfila.com)
South Coast Winery
In Temecula Valley, you love this resort — hotel, villas, spa and more — that surrounds a state-of-the-art winery and 38 acres of carefully tended vines. (www.wineresort.com)
Favorite Ski Resort
Ski much? If so, you know why Ranch & Coast readers love Mammoth in winter. It’s also a great summer destination for golf, hiking and fishing. (www.mammothmountain.com)
Favorite Family-Fun Destination
Lucky us. The “happiest place on earth” is just up I-5. Stay at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and enjoy early admission and a special entrance to the park. (disneyland.disney.go.com)
Favorite Winter Vacation Destination
Four world-class mountains offer superb skiing and snowboarding options. You also love the hot après scene and great dining options.