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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: After hiking, biking, surfing and kayaking, relax at the Grand del Mar’s luxurious spa; Water sports are second to none at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, where the ocean meets the bay; The Resort at Pelican Hill is celebrating its fifth anniversary with indulgent golf and spa packages; Grand del Mar’s offerings appeal to everyone, from golf fanatics to equestrians to surfers.
San Diego’s family-friendly Grand del Mar offers tons of specials to get locals out on its lush (think hillsides sprinkled with trees and chaparrals) golf course or into its spa, including overnight package deals for fall. But that’s not all; the resort overlooks the Los Penasquitos Canyone Reserve, and the coast is fve minutes away, so arrive prepared for kayaking, surf lessons, hiking, sailing, or mountain biking. There’s even an Equestrian Center that offers rides through the preserve and lessons, plus pony rides and day camps for the kids. 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego, 866-305-1528
Surf & Sand Resort’s lush-a-licious suites open right onto pristine Laguna Beach for the ultimate in relaxation. Book an ocean-facing couples massage at the intimate resort’s Aquaterra Spa, or a treatment in the Vichy Waterfall Room. The setting lends itself to a meditative staycation, but the hotel’s concierge can arrange all kinds of off-site water sports as well, from surfng and stand-up paddleboarding to sailing and sport fshing. 1555 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 855-690-7114
Newport Beach offers up the stellar hot spot The Resort at Pelican Hill, which is celebrating its ffth birthday with indulgent packages centered around golf and wellness now through November 26. The luxury property’s award-winning spa has day packages to Replenish, Relax, or Invigorate—then play on one of the resort’s three courses (18 holes at nearby Oak Creek, plus 36 holes on Ocean North and South courses). Gear up for professional forecaddies, shoe attendants, and all-around impeccable service and amenities. 22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, 855-315-8214
Location, location, location! Loews Coronado Bay Resort sits on a private 15-acre peninsula near San Diego, boasting panoramic water views of both the Pacifc Ocean and Coronado Bay. To lure you out into the sun, there’s access to Silver Strand State Beach, a private marina, and an organic herb garden, plus gondola rides in the bay. The Aveda spa offers every treatment under the sun—plus ftness and art classes. You won’t miss the hoi polloi at all. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, 619-424-4000
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PELICAN HILL