OJAI VALLEY INN // OJAI
Tucked within the Topatopa Mountains in the mystical Ojai Valley, the iconic AAA Five-Diamond Ojai Valley Inn continues to redefine luxury, beckoning travelers since its opening in 1923 to the tranquil setting known as "Shangri La." Located in the chic bohemian enclave of Ojai, the resort balances the relaxed glamour of Southern California with reverence for the unspoiled natural beauty of the region for an unrivaled experience that embodies the authentic spirit of Ojai. Sprawled across 220 lush, oak- and olive-tree-studded acres scented with wild sage and lavender, Ojai Valley Inn offers an abundance of freshly renewed settings, activities, and amenities for inspired escapes.
THE CONCIERGE RECOMMENDS
Olivella: The Inn's signature dinner restaurant features distinctly California cuisine with Italian influences and a seasonally driven menu that fuses a commitment to valley-grown ingredients with a nod to Italian tradition. The refined dining room serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
Indigo Pool: Sweeping valley views and relaxed elegance await at the adult-only Indigo pool. Oversize cabanas and daybeds allow for blissful sunbathing and relaxation. Our thoughtfully prepared, locally sourced poolside small plates, salads, and sandwiches will tempt your taste buds. Unwind with handcrafted cocktails, refreshing sparkling beverages, and craft beers from California's top producers.
Golf: Ojai Valley Inn's classic George Thomas-designed course has been lauded as one of the finest courses in Southern California. Cutting-edge programs and expansive instruction combine for an elevated playing experience on this historic and treasured course.
For more information, visit OjaiValleyInn.com.
// FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WESTLAKE VILLAGE //
Plan a Great Escape to Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and experience a fresh take on Los Angeles. Tucked within the Santa Monica Mountains, the 12-acre urban retreat is just moments away from the region's most scenic hikes, rolling vineyards, Malibu beaches, and endless outdoor recreation, making it near nature and near perfect. Indulge in wood-fired fare at Coin & Candor or visit ONYX for Chef Masa Shimakawa's sushi and other traditional Japanese-inspired dishes. Find bliss at the hotel's chic outdoor pool or relax in a private cabana while sipping on a refreshing seasonal cocktail. California Health & Longevity Institute, the hotel's on-site wellness partner, makes this coastal California hotel a leader for wellness within the Four Seasons brand. Guests may choose from lifestyle retreats, fitness workshops, or interactive culinary experiences to discover lasting health.
THE CONCIERGE RECOMMENDS
"Westlake Village is second to none when it comes to hiking and mountain biking. The hotel is situated in close proximity to countless scenic trails perfect for all levels. Malibu Creek State Park is a guest favorite. It offers stream-side trails through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes. For a leisurely afternoon with incredible views, I recommend a sunset hike in the Santa Monica Mountains complete with a seasonal picnic from Coin & Candor, our California Brasserie. Nothing compares to the blissful summer feeling of sipping on a crisp chardonnay while watching the sun dip into the sea."
--Hannah Yoho Concierge, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
For more information, visit FourSeasons.com/WestlakeVillage.
// SOLVANG //
We know that waiting was tough, but it was worth it. We're right where you left us, with even more to love. Nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley wine country, just 45 minutes from Santa Barbara, Solvang's famous aebleskiver and Danish pastries are always sweet enticements, but the historic village boasts a new, exclusive boutique hotel, the debut of farm-fresh restaurants serving up California comfort food, and always-evolving world-class cultural pursuits. Solvang's iconic Danish-heritage sights still lure, Northern European-style architecture frames your adventure, and multiple, whimsical windmills anchor your escape. Our open-air downtown center is ready for your return. Five authentic Danish bakeries. Dozens of restaurants, cafés, and gourmet goods purveyors. Nearly 20 wine tasting rooms, wine and beer bars. Walkable streets lined with unique shopping opportunities, art galleries, and museums. Surrounding farms, vineyards, hikes, horseback rides, cycling, and golf. And at the end of the day, more than 800 hotel rooms, designed to suit all tastes and budgets. All, ready when you are. Velkommen, again.
Now on view at Elverhøj Museum of History & Art, a heralded collection of 21 Dutch Master Rembrandt prints in the powerful new exhibition, "Legacy of Decency: Rembrandt, Jews & Danes."
So worth the splurge, The Winston's 14 impeccably designed hotel rooms and suites pamper guests with individualized amenities, contactless check-in, and unrivaled privacy, opening this summer in the heart of Solvang.
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours provide active experiences full of fresh air.
'50' is fabulous: Indie bookstore The Book Loft, with its elevated, antiquarian book section and attic-space Hans Christian Andersen Museum, turns fifty this year, as does Olsen's Danish Village Bakery.
For more information, visit SolvangUSA.com.
Please note: Local mandates are changing frequently so please contact these destinations for the most up-to-date information and please follow CDC safety guidelines.