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Spend Your Best Summer At These New California Hotels

Four Seasons Embarcadero

Taking up the top 11 floors of the 48-story California Center, every single room at the Four Seasons Embarcadero offers panoramic views of San Francisco. Perfect for a romantic staycation or celebration, will you find yourself donning your robe, sipping Champagne, and looking out at the Golden Gate Bridge? Coit Tower? The Transamerica? Or perhaps Alcatraz? In typical Four Seasons fashion, the rooms ooze luxury and you can even get cocktails from The Snug delivered right to your door. // 345 California Center (San Francisco),

Montage Healdsburg

Sonoma County is closing the gap against its neighbor and big brother Napa Valley in the race to be crowned Wine Country’s top destination. The opening of Montage Healdsburg is certainly helping the cause. This ultra-luxe retreat among nature has it all: total seclusion, vineyard and mountain views, two pools, an amazing spa, Michelin-worthy dining, hiking, yoga, archery, the list goes on. It’s also the perfect jumping-off point for a week exploring Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, Russian River, and Dry Creek Valley wineries. // 100 Montage Way (Healdsburg),

Mar Vista Farm + Cottages

Cozy up in a charming, ocean-view cottage on the coast. Set on a nine-acre farm in Gualala and under new ownership, Mar Vista Farm + Cottages is offering new experiences including star bathing and forest bathing, yoga, and meditation in the meadow. You can also meet and feed the farm animals and book private garden classes or tours. This is the place for a quiet weekend spent in nature—think, beachcombing, hiking, and watching the sunset from a soaking tub. // 35101 CA-1 (Gualala),

Nobu Hotel Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto’s Nobu got a major revamp that resulted in an utterly sleek and sophisticated Japanese-inspired look. If you’re feeling fancy, book a room on the Ryokan level on the seventh and eighth floors, which comes with an array of exclusive amenities like 24-hour butler service. A stay here isn’t complete without at least one meal at Nobu’s signature restaurant to stuff yourself with all the sushi. // 180 Hamilton Ave. (Palo Alto),

Palihouse Santa Barbara

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s historic Presidio neighborhood, Palihouse is a design lover’s dream—think Ralph Lauren summering on the Amalfi Coast in the 1960s. Return from a day spent wine tasting to relax by the pool in a cabana, in the garden cafe, or at the cocktail bar. Centered around a tranquil, Mediterranean-inspired courtyard, each room is uniquely designed to create a space that’s simply amore. Oh, and each afternoon there’s a lemonade and candy bar. // 915 Garden St. (Santa Barbara),

Azure Palm Hot Springs

Cleanse yourself from the past year at Azure, a mineral springs oasis that’s all about wellness with yoga and juice fasting retreats. But if you don’t want to go that extreme here, that’s fine. Overlooking the Coachella Valley, Azure has healing mineral pools, a Himalayan salt room, yoga studio, and more than 30 spa treatments like the desert sage clay wrap or a green tea and seaweed facial. The rooms are designed to match Azure’s overall feeling of zen. // 67589 Hacienda Ave. (Desert Hot Springs),

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