Bathed in graceful mountain breezes and Pacific Ocean mists, surrounded by lush flora under SoCal’s fabled turquoise skies, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, in Rancho Santa Fe north of San Diego, is a place to rejuvenate and relax, please your palate, be at rest or be playful. Here’s how to maximize your stay.
Enjoy freshly squeezed juice, huevos rancheros, and lemon soufflé pancakes in your luxurious casita or on your spacious outdoor private patio while towering palm trees sway above and the beaming sunshine warms your soul.
Lush greenery, and olive and orange groves dot the 45-acre Mediterranean-inspired village. Sip a glass of vino while exploring the grounds while watching hummingbirds fly overhead and stopping to smell the honey-citrus-scented air.
Anyone for tennis? Rancho Valencia has 13 acrylic championship courts, three clay courts, and four pickleball courts. Other activities include complimentary Electra bicycles to ride and access to some of the world’s best golf courses, including nearby Torrey Pines. You can also sail San Diego Bay, hop on a private helicopter to Valle de Guadalupe wine country, soar above Rancho Santa Fe in a hot air balloon, or grab the keys to a complimentary Bentley and cruise to the coast to catch the Pacific sunset.
Relax and Reset
High thread-count linens and spacious soaking tubs are just the beginning. Fitness lovers can hit the gym and take a spin, yoga, or Pilates class from a top-tier instructor. Those looking to relax can opt for a citrus body polish or a marine mineral wrap, with warm seaweed followed by soothing laminaria oil. Lovebirds can partake in the sensual plunge, a treatment that includes an aromatic bath with frankincense, rose essential oils, and ormus, and finishing with a regenerative couple’s massage.