For the past 5 years, we have been going to California each spring. We alternate between Wine Country and San Diego. We can’t pick a favorite- they are both great!
When in Napa, we have enjoyed staying in Yountville at the Hotel Yountville. There are lots of fine dining restaurants and tasting rooms within walking distance. It is a great central location that one can enjoy without a car. It can be nice to not have to worry about driving when you are drinking wine all day!
For a quieter and more remote location, we have enjoyed staying in the Russian River Valley. We like to winery hop and visit all of the small, rustic wineries, where tastings are super casual and no reservations are needed. We also like to visit Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve for some gorgeous scenery and a break from all of the eating and drinking.
In the San Diego area, we love the Grand Del Mar Resort. The grounds are gorgeous, the service is second to none and the spa is the best we have ever experienced. If you want to be pampered and completely relax, the Grand Del Mar is the place to be!
The Grand Del Mar is so large, you can be entertained for several days without ever leaving the resort grounds. However, there is much to see and do in the area. We enjoyed hiking the dunes and lunching by the sea in La Jolla.