For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.
Our founder promised to travel incognito, pay his own expenses and find hideaways with character and great service. Forty years later our values are the same.
As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.
On our recent visit to Southern California, we found three new restaurants worthy of note, two in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach.
We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.
After assessing several small hotels in the heart of Los Angeles, a little time along the coast seemed like just the thing. One hotel in Malibu made the cut.
Each beach has its own character and crowd (or lack thereof). Our editor evaluated several beaches along a scenic stretch of Southern California.
Though preservation guidelines came late to the city, Los Angeles is full of architectural jewels -- if you know where to look. This tour helped us find them.
Los Angeles has seen a wave of interesting new bars open up, ranging from beer halls to candlelit speakeasy-style cocktail lounges. Here are four we enjoyed.
In preparation for his trip to Los Angeles, our writer delves into a book about the city and later enjoys time in one of L.A.'s most interesting bookstores.
An afternoon hike in Runyon Canyon, a park rising from Hollywood up into the hills, proved exhilarating in the cool air and ultimately "very L.A."
Los Angeles has become one of America's most important centers of contemporary art. Here we visit four notable museums with exciting collections.
Los Angeles has a reputation for endless urban sprawl, but in fact it’s easy to find scenic hikes within the metro area. Here are four parks we explored.
Our editor ventured to Southern California where he scouted out hotels in Los Angeles and Malibu in search of a hideaway. He found two.
Los Angeles now ranks among the great dining destinations of the United States. Here are 8 of the best restaurants that have opened in the past year.
We visited sunny Los Angeles hoping to fill out our roster of recommended hotels with smaller properties. Of the three we visited, only one made the grade.
San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most legendary retreats in the United States. Now, after a flash flood and an extensive renovation, the property is back.
On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, we got a sense of the area's storied past by visiting its famous mission, a historic park and a maritime museum.
Many Santa Barbarans aren't even aware that one of the largest Himalayan salt caves in North America sits in the center of downtown. We had to investigate.
Two establishments are consistently cited as the best seafood restaurants in Santa Barbara. We tried both but were only satisfied with one.
Opened in 1946, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers families numerous activities including golf, equestrian center, a kids' club and a full-service spa.
As Santa Barbara’s wineries have burgeoned, so too have places to eat. There is now an abundance of excellent restaurants, complete with superlative wine lists.
About 45 minutes from Santa Barbara, a blissfully rustic guest ranch enchanted our writer. With activities a priority here, it's perfect for family trips.
Our writer spent the day sampling wine at tasting rooms across Santa Barbara wine country. Here are four of her favorite stops along the way.
The heart of this book is the epic tale of the Caire family, which at one time owned Santa Cruz Island, about 30 miles off the coast of California.
For the May 2019 issue, our editors found an ecolodge in Cambodia, stayed at the latest hotel from the Aman founder in Vietnam and returned to Santa Barbara.
There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.
The Estate is a 22-acre enclave, located right in the center of Yountville, California, that aims to “redesign the Wine Country experience.”
On rare occasions, Hideaway Report editors find a property that defies any attempt to ferret out fault. Here are six hotels that our editors hated to leave.
Our members voted for their favorite hideaways. The winners all have a sophisticated atmosphere, exquisite service and a strong sense of place.