California is called the Golden State for many reasons, but one in particular makes it a travel destination all year long: the weather. It’s sunny more often than not, and the warm climate is responsible for the state’s bounty of produce and stunning sunsets — not to mention Californians’ love for wellness and the great outdoors.
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Instead of letting your 2019 resolutions fall by the wayside, kick them into high gear at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star wellness retreat just outside of Los Angeles.
Thanks to its partnership with the California Health & Longevity Institute (which resides in the hotel), Four Seasons crafted The Signature Retreat, a three-night, all-inclusive package tailored to your specific health goals.
Enjoy daily group workshops and workouts, including a body composition analysis, metabolism assessment and Wellness Kitchen cooking classes. You’ll also earn unlimited access to the property’s expansive, 16,000-square-foot fitness facility and a Wellness Kitchen cookbook that will allow you to practice your newfound healthy habits at home.
The St. Regis San Francisco
Check into this contemporary Five-Star stunner to see more of the City by the Bay. To make the most of your stay in the art-filled icon — it also shares a building with the Museum of the African Diaspora — book the Elevate Your Experience offer.
In addition to a complimentary upgrade to a sumptuous suite, you’ll enjoy daily breakfast for two and signature St. Regis butler service, so you won’t have to lift a finger.
Whether you spend your days exploring nearby galleries (the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is next door), tasting your way through the iconic Ferry Building or lingering in the hotel’s Four-Star Remède Spa, be sure to end your evening with a customized soak from the bath menu.
Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley
Despite suffering from severe wildfires in the fall of 2017 and 2018, Napa remains one of the most scenic destinations in California. With its plethora of top-notch restaurants and a welcoming sense of hospitality, there is no place like wine country.
Reserve the Luxury Napa Spa Retreat package at this Four-Star St. Helena hideaway and you can toast to it all. You’ll receive a $300 credit to Atrio spa, where you can partake in ayurvedic experiences like Peace of Mind, a ritual that includes a sesame oil massage, an Indian scalp massage and a shirodhara hot oil treatment to relieve stress.
Post-rubdown, tickle your taste buds with a culinary adventure at Acacia House, the resort’s 50-seat restaurant helmed by Top Chef alum Chris Cosentino — it goes without saying that the wine pairings are a must here.
Book the hotel’s Family Excursion package to get 25 percent off a second room for your brood and complimentary meals for diners under 12. Each tiny traveler will also receive a stylish backpack designed by Milanese model and fashion heiress Margherita Missoni.
Spend your days soaking up the sun at nearby beaches or exploring the world-famous San Diego Zoo — either way, cap off your adventurous afternoon with a trio of housemade ice creams or sorbets from the property’s Grant Grill.
The hotel has joined forces with the ultra-luxe South Coast Plaza to offer you exclusive perks, like gratis valet parking, a VIP passport packed with discounts to more than 100 stores and restaurants, and admittance to Access, the mall’s private hospitality suite. You’ll also receive a $100 gift voucher to spend at 250 boutiques from brands like Alexander McQueen, Dior, Gucci and Cartier.
Before heading back to your waterfront retreat, grab your parting gift: a Ritz-Carlton tote packed with presents from South Coast Plaza.
Up your game (and work on your tan) by booking the resort’s Tennis Experience package. Bask in three hours of pro-led private instruction or opt for an hour of lessons followed by another 60 minutes with the ball machine to perfect your backhand.
After a long day on the court, savor a dip in one of the property’s 41 sparkling pools or splurge on a sports massage to soothe those aching muscles.
La Peer Hotel
Find your inner Zen at this chic West Hollywood hot spot by booking its Wellness by Design offer. Upon check-in, you’ll receive a refreshing welcome juice from local vegan favorite Little West, a custom fitness class with celebrity trainer Marco Reed, and a bath ritual that ends your day on a luxurious note.
You’ll also get access to the hotel’s roster of private and group yoga classes. On Wednesdays, renowned yogi Lindsey Valdez teaches a breath-work class with wine breaks, while Saturday morning rooftop yoga flows are led by local instructor Vance Vlasek. Stay after class for complimentary mimosas.