There are so many reasons to visit California. Many discriminating travelers include The Golden State on their travel lists. The state is unbelievably diverse, people are charmingly creative, and it has it all – from sun-kissed surf beaches and fascinating cities to picturesque vineyards, rugged mountains, towering redwood forests, and magical deserts – California soars as one of the most beautiful states in the US.
Here are six reasons California is a terrific option when planning your next holiday destination:
The Golden State has more than 1,000 miles of beaches to explore and there is sure to be a sunspot perfect for you and your family – whether your desire is to soak up the sun, frolic in the waves, walk barefoot in the sand or discover a hidden spot to call your own. The coastline offers the allure of cranking (or perfect) waves for every type of surfer. So, if you want to catch a triple overhead in person, or just watch from shore, you have some amazing beaches to do so like Windansea in La Jolla, Surfrider in Malibu, Pismo Beach Pier and Mavericks in Half Moon Bay. Some terrific swim beaches include Venice beach, Zuma beach in Malibu and Huntington beach.
Malibu is one of the most beckoning areas of California and has some of the state’s most unbelievable beaches. Many elite travelers choose the city as the place to set down holiday roots and it’s not surprising when staying at Villa Yetta. When you make this outstanding villa your home-away-from-home while vacationing or on business in Malibu, you will have a wonderful beach to play on as well as a heated outdoor pool, indoor hot tub and an incredible terrace and patio on which to dine and star gaze well into the night. The home is the poster child for impeccable contemporary living and the epitome of high fashion elegance ideal for entertaining.
The Culinary Scene
California is one of the most globally diverse and recognized culinary destinations in the world and many restaurants have the Michelin stars proving it. From its extraordinary array of ethnic fare to cutting-edge, vegetable-forward creations, there's a reason it's called “California cuisine.” The Golden State boasts 90 restaurants with at least one Michelin star – more than any other state. Thanks to the state's year-round fruit and vegetable harvests, a bountiful coastline, and innovative chefs championing cuisine from around the world, California is tough to beat when it's time to wine and dine.
The fine dining scene in Los Angeles in bar none in California. If part of your California travel entails exploring different types of menus in the City of Angels, you might want to spend some time in the area and choosing one of the most luxurious residences as your home base makes sense. Villa Denise will meet or exceed all your expectations. This newly-constructed, contemporary residence showcases exquisite craftsmanship, cutting-edge design, and extraordinary views stretching from downtown to the ocean. On the main terrace, you’ll revel at the unobstructed, eye-level vistas encompassing downtown Los Angeles, Century City, the Valley to the Pacific. This breathtaking deck is ideal for entertaining. A crowning amenity is the one-of-a-kind crescent-shaped 110-foot long infinity pool appearing to spill over into the majestic horizon.
There is no end to thrilling rides, riveting shows and inspiring animal encounters in California. You'll run out of hours in the day before you run out of fantastic family experiences. From Disneyland Resort to Universal Studios Hollywood to Legoland, California’s best-in-class theme parks deliver something special for your whole family. And the San Diego Zoo, with more than 3,500 animals to see, is among the best in the country. There are also world-class aquariums from Long Beach to Monterey and beyond.
The Great Outdoors
With 840 miles of coastline, nine national parks, 280 state parks and a scenic diversity unparalleled on the planet, the Golden State is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Known for its plunging waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, and sheer granite cliffs, you could spend weeks exploring Yosemite National Park. It has a distinct appeal no matter what time of year. Many people don’t realize California has 35 ski resorts with 730 miles of slopes! There are also plenty of non-ski snow activities, natural beauty, terrain parks and family-friendliness elevating alpine fun to a high level. You can also have your pick of exploring more than 8,000 rock climbs on more than 400 rock formations. Head to Zabriskie Point to snap a selfie at the most photographed view in Death Valley.
Arts and Culture
Unmatched diversity, rich history, year-round events and an entrepreneurial spirit make California a hotbed of creativity and culture. Theater, film, music, street art, and dance flourish, and more than 1,000 museums across the state offer experiences as soul-enriching as they are mind-expanding. For instance, the Hollywood Bowl has been home to The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Monty Python and even the Muppets!
Elite shopping is an experience in itself in California, especially in Los Angeles where upscale shops are in high percentages. Of course, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is perhaps the most prominent street name in America for luxury shopping, offering boutiques where you can shop to your heart’s content. Designers such as Gucci, Armani and Coco Chanel have boutiques on this stretch of retail therapy. Located adjacent to Beverly Hills, the Robertson Boulevard shopping district in West Hollywood is also a favorite among elite shoppers. Stores like Alicia + Olivia, All Saints, Les Habitudes, Chanel, Intermix, and Vince are all brands to find there.
If you enjoy traveling the world to shop, Monaco is also a destination which might peak your interest!
When you trust LVH with your California luxury travel plans, we will go the extra mile to ensure all your vacation wishes are met or exceeded. In addition to luxury accommodations, we will also build a personal itinerary for you with all those things you would love to see and do in California, including hitting all those luxury shops. All you need to do is to share your vacation dreams with us and we will go to work on making them a reality!