Articles Mentioning California Hotels

7 Reasons to Visit Napa Instead of Tuscany for a Wine Trip

The Italian region of Tuscany sits atop many travel bucket lists due to its historic cities, bucolic countryside, renowned wine, and world-class art collections. Meanwhile, the United States’ premier wine region — Napa Valley, California — has become increasingly popular with winos and foodies, but is often viewed as a weekend getaway rather than an…

The Best Summer Vacations to Take in 2019

If you haven’t already booked a summer vacation, it’s time to get cracking. There’s a lot going on this year and we don’t want you to miss a thing. To name a few: a stellar summer celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, festivals galore, new waterside neighborhoods, plenty of outdoor adventures, and…

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Summer Vacation Planning

If you still haven’t planned where to go (or how to get there) this summer, fear not. We’ve whipped up a guide to summer vacation planning that will help even the biggest procrastinators. Read on — it’s not too late to plan the perfect summer getaway.

8 Amazing Swinger Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List

For swinging couples, finding the right, anything-goes spot with like-minded folks can be tough. But we’re here to help. From NSFW resorts to risqué cruises, BDSM street parties to swinging nudist towns, here are eight bucket-list getaways for swingers.

6 Luxurious Hotels in San Francisco and Their Cheaper, But Similar, Alternatives

View of Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island, San Francisco With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, iconic turn-of-the-century architecture, and opulent interiors, San Francisco’s luxury hotels are worth the splurge. However, if you’re looking for something high-end, but don’t have a large budget, don’t worry, as we’ve rounded up some of the most…

6 Luxurious Hotels in Los Angeles and Their Cheaper, But Similar, Alternatives

Beach at Hotel Casa del Mar With trendy enclaves, celebrity-approved spots, and tourist epicenters, Los Angeles has a lot to offer. Throw in perfect weather, beautiful rooftop pools, Hollywood glamour, and stunning architecture, and you’ve got the ingredients for a memorable itinerary. However, as alluring as Los Angeles is, the city is also expensive —…

8 of the Most Visited National Parks (and Where to Go Instead)

Since it was signed in 1906, the United States Antiquities Act has conserved millions of acres across 58 national parks. These protected areas encompass some of the country’s most extraordinary landscapes, which has unsurprisingly prompted growing tourism numbers in the most popular parks. Competing with throngs of tourists while visiting America’s natural wonders is far…

6 of the Most Dangerous Beaches in the U.S. (and Where to Go Instead)

North Myrtle Beach Nothing says vacation quite like the beach. However, while frolicking in the water, we don’t always think about the dangers associated with many stretches of sand and sea. Although the majority of beaches in the U.S. are safe, especially the guarded spots (in 2017, there were 17 deaths by drowning on guarded…

7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Palm Springs Vacation

Pool at Movie Colony Hotel Palm Springs has been one of the most glamorous and fun places to visit in California since it served as an upscale escape for Hollywood stars in the ’50s. Rumor has it that Hollywood actors were required to stay within 100 miles of Los Angeles (in case they were needed…

Your Guide to Everything Gay in Palm Springs

Movie Colony Hotel, Palm Springs Palm Springs has long been considered an LGBTQI haven for both locals and vacationers. It’s ranked first in California and third in the U.S. among cities with the most same-sex couples per 1,000 households. Some estimates say that less than half of the population is straight. Last year, Palm Springs…