A Travel Guide
The state of California offers myriad guy trips around the state. Catering the wants for a dad, CEO, sports fan or romantic, California has it all.
The best vacation spot for dads to win the coveted “Dad of the Year” would be none other than a hotel near Disneyland, such as Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Each guest will be welcomed by a friendly group of staff ready to make your family stay as pleasurable as possible. The atrium pays homage to Yellowstone National Park. It offers luxury hotel rooms, pool areas for the family and a Storyteller Café that is fun for the entire family.
600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, Disneyland.Disney.Go.com/hotels/grand-californian-hotel
Once the family enters those gates of Disneyland, this place where dreams are made of speaks for itself. Take in views that take you away from real life, troubles or worries. Enjoy the park exhibits, rides and experiences. These memories will last a lifetime.
Take in the nightly fireworks display, Disneyland After Dark. Enjoy the newest attraction, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, that offers custom merchandise, interactive exhibits as well as fun rides for the entire family to enjoy.
The parks offer hundreds of fun rides and interactive experiences. Don’t skip the iconic rides such as Space Mountain, Log Fume, Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World” (which I’m sure you’re humming now).
If Dad happens to be the daredevil in the family, they can enjoy The Drop Tower or Big Thunder Mountain.
The state-of-the-art Tom Fazio-designed Grand Golf Club located at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a great retreat for any CEO. The club offers a 5,000-square-foot driving range, a short practice area and a putting green. The PGA-certified instructors are available on-site in order to help each golfer improve their game.
Once the golf clubs are put down, the hotel itself will feel like a home away from home. The hotel offers beautiful views from your luxury hotel suite. The suites have large marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, terraces and balconies for relaxation. The dining options allow guests to enjoy fine dining experiences with creative cuisines, casual poolside bites as well as gourmet cocktails. There is an extensive wine list, teas available in the afternoon and seasonal menu options.
After a nice meal, wind down with the Fairmont Del Mar’s luxury spa options. Enjoy a deep-tissue massage, make use of the fully equipped fitness center and much more.
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, Fairmont.com/san-diego
For those who want to take a break from the beach life of California and feed into their artistic side, they can grab a taste of the Dutch life while staying at the Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant.
This boutique hotel offers furnished rooms with Wi-Fi and cable TV, luxurious bathrooms, daily meals including breakfasts, homemade baked goods and a full-service restaurant.
409 First St., Solvang, MirabelleInn.com
The town of Solvang, California, offers bakeries, boutique shops, art exhibits and wine tastings from more than 120 wineries in the area. Feast on farm-to-table cuisine as you take in the beautiful scenery. The city is known for its four historic windmills. Sign up for wine windmill walk and check them out.
The Elverhøj Museum of History & Art is family-owned and operated. Walk through halls of beautiful artistry including depictions of Scandinavian architecture, ironwork and carved wood pieces including a redwood main entry door.
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, Elverhoj.org
The Sports Fan
Any sports fan would have a great time spending their vacation touring different sports stadiums. Los Angeles offers the sports fanatic a chance to tour Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, STAPLES Center and Dignity Health Sports Park. Make a week of it and experience every sport the city has to offer.
The Hotel Indigo in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles has rooms with Wi-Fi internet, cable television and a private bathroom area. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness accommodations.
899 Francisco St., Los Angeles, HotelIndigoLA.com
Hotel del Coronado is a great option for the guys looking for a perfect romantic getaway. Located in Coronado, California, this hotel has it all. The luxury rooms at the resort have breathtaking ocean views with accommodations such as island suites, premium suites and Victorian rooms. Enjoy your time in the luxury hotel spas. Take the time to experience a couple’s massage with views of the Pacific Ocean. Participate in various activities at the resort such as movies on the beach. Enjoy pizzas on the beach or a fine dining experience for a more intimate dining experience. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just a weekend getaway, you will score major points for taking your sweetie to this beautiful and historic resort.
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, HotelDel.com