California dreamin’ just got a lot easier, thanks to Four Seasons’ genius new package, dubbed the Suite California Getaway Coastal Tour. The perfect way to explore the brand’s seven gorgeous properties up and down the California coast, this “ultimate road trip” allows guests to experience each city like a local in a hotel-by-hotel tour of each town. Book each package individually or allow the “California Coastal Concierge” to help you design a multi-stop itinerary that goes from San Diego all the way to San Francisco. The choice is yours.
Highlights of the individual property experiences include:
In 2013, San Francisco was host to the 34th America’s Cup and the USA 76 was used by ORACLE Team USA in their preparations for the 2003 America’s Cup. Become a part of that history and enjoy a thrilling 2.5 hour adventure on the USA 76 with AC Sailing. Help with the “hoist,” take a turn as a “grinder” on the powerful sail trim controls, be the skipper of an America’s Cup team and take a turn at the helm of this high-speed yacht.
Take a scenic drive and enjoy a romantic picnic lunch with a custom picnic basket made by the hotel’s executive chef at Beauregard Vineyards, nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains. You’ll even enjoy a bottle of Beauregard’s Quattro Pinot Noir. Like pets? Ask to meet resident guard dog Bacchus, a friendly German Shepherd, or say hi to winemaker Ryan Beauregard and try one of his newest releases straight out of the barrel.
Stroll, savor and sip your way through Santa Barbara’s hippest new neighborhood, referred to by locals as the Funk Zone, experiencing an eclectic convergence of artisan shops, popular eateries, art galleries, wine-tasting rooms, microbreweries and even a craft distillery. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings for two at four locations along the Urban Wine Trail.
Explore Malibu with this package that includes an exclusive paddleboarding experience at well-known Paradise Cove beach. Suite accommodations, half-day poolside cabana, bottle of wine from The Tasting Room and other VIP amenities and services complete the trip.
Rodeo Drive’s top stylist Nicole Pollard and her LalaLuxe team are giving visitors the A-list treatment — taking care of shoppers’ every wish – from a wardrobe update complete with the fall season’s must-have items to sourcing hard-to-find luxury items such as rare watches and handbags.
From definitive films and cult classics, to blockbuster movie junkets and the biggest awards shows, Los Angeles is the backdrop for some of the most iconic entertainment events in history. Here, guests enjoy a “Flytographer” to capture vacation memories in style at famous Hollywood movie locations around the city. Flytographers are professional photographers that capture special vacation memories and also serve as unofficial “tour guides” to give insider tips to travelers. Explore locations like Greystone Mansion, used in Ghostbusters, The Witches of Eastwick, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Bodyguard and more; Rodeo Drive, used in Pretty Woman; Griffith Park Observatory, the location used in Rebel Without a Cause and The Terminator; Universal Studios, and more.
Enjoy a retro-Southern California experience with the unique and memorable Woodie Beachtown Tour. Aboard a classic “woodie” – the vintage wood-paneled cars popular during the 50s and 60s – explore some of San Diego’s most enduring coastal destinations. On the three-hour excursion, guests will have a choice (among many) of cruising along the historic El Camino Real and Coast Highway, taking a trip to La Jolla Shores and Cove, going for a hike along Torrey Pines State Beach, or visiting a favorite beach for a day in the sun.
Don’t have time for a real trip? You can experience the Highway One trip virtually too, on the new Four Seasons App, which offers a map of fun stops and signature, snap-worthy California moments to enjoy along the way. The California Collection’s veteran Concierge teams can provide additional destination suggestions in person or via the App, which also includes a section where guests can discover local travel recommendations thoughtfully curated into “moods,” such as dining, shopping, cultural pursuits and more.