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You’ll find breathtaking spas and resorts from San Diego to Los Angeles to Sonoma County, but you won’t encounter formality or fussiness in any of them. Hungry for a unique culinary experience? California holds more Michelin stars than any other state in the union thanks to a culture that rewards innovation rather than tradition. And the wine scene, including the Napa Valley and the Central Coast, reliably delivers world-class Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Chardonnays you can enjoy in lush vineyards or at picnic tables.
Abundance is an organizing principle in California. Golf enthusiasts know they can play on the same courses as the pros in destinations ranging from Greater Palm Springs to Pebble Beach. Shopping is a favorite pastime throughout the state—especially at the opulent boutiques in Orange County, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco. And if you’re in the market for a truly priceless experience, pull over at the nearest scenic overlook and feel a wave of wellness flow through you as you take in Golden State’s otherworldly scenic beauty.