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Splurge-Worthy Luxury Family Travel Destinations: US & Canada

Splurge-Worthy Luxury Family Travel Destinations: US & Canada

California Luxury Splurge: Montage Laguna Beach


from $895/night standard room

sharon rigneyThis hotel is the ultimate in luxury and pampering while also offering you all of the beauty and serenity and family-friendly options that a vacation on the beautiful Southern California coastline has to offer.” – Sharon Rigney, Trekaroo Guroo

An exceptional attention to detail, coupled with five-star service, an iconic SoCal location on the ocean, and family-friendly amenities, make The Montage Laguna Beach our top luxury pick for families in California. You’ll fall in love with their in-room perks including feather-top beds, 400-thread count sheets, marble bathrooms, soft bathrobes, and luxe bath products. The kids will love participating in Paintbox, the kid’s program, as well as their summer programming including art classes reflecting Laguna’s deep roots in the art scene, and plenty of opportunities to hit the beach. Speaking of water, Treasure Island, the beach that lies steps below the Montage Resort, is one of OC’s most prime locations boasting both surf and waves for splashing, and melt-your-heart sunsets to enjoy while dining at one of the resort’s primo restaurants.

Read full reviews of the The Montage Laguna Beach.

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California splurge worthy vacations

The great state of California boasts an assortment of esteemed luxury hotels worth the splurge. Don’t miss:

The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, from $595. This absolutely stunning resort, nestled in the canyons in San Diego county features kid-friendly pools, nature hikes, a kids explorer’s club, incredible spa, and more.

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, from $475. Families rave about the stunning location of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, a true luxury for families visiting the California coastline. Fabulous onsite dining, a naturalist program for kids, and five star dining abound.

The Biltmore Santa Barbara, a Four Seaons Resort, from $545. Family-friendly luxury abounds at this resort, including kid-size toiletries and robes, as well as the fun of an in-room pitched tent camp-out for the littles. Stellar service, coupled with kid friendly luxury make this a best bet.

The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, from $496. This iconic luxury-lodge, located in the Yosemite Valley, is worth the splurge. Stunning valley and falls views are offered from rooms and the idyllic lawn. Book early; reservations are typically full 9 months in advance.

Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, from $649. Attention to detail, stunning location, and top-notch dining makes this resort ideal for a Northern California luxury getaway. A true all-season resort, kids will love the naturalist programs from snow-journeys in the winter to nature hikes during the warmer months.

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Katie Bodell