The Ritz-Carlton hotels of The Golden State of California are inspiring Chinese travellers to explore the West Coast of the United States with curated experiences in stunning locations during Golden Week, the longest Chinese holiday of the year in early October.
Famed for its glorious sunshine, diverse environment, foodie culture, and laidback vibe, California is the perfect setting for multi-generation leisure travellers and couples on a romantic getaway. Home to the iconic 101 Pacific Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Chinese travellers can create their own memorable version of the Great American Road Trip while staying at any of the seven scenic Ritz-Carlton properties across the state.
Touch down in Los Angeles and head straight to the heart of a revitalized Downtown Tinseltown. A focal point of the L.A. Live entertainment district, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is the beating heart of this vibrant scene with the renowned Staples Center, Microsoft Theatre, The Grammy Museum, all close to award-winning restaurants, cocktail lounges, and world-class art and a plethora of live music venues, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is the gateway to an all-access pass to the city.
Then head to Palm Springs, the “Playground of the Stars” for views of the stunning snowcapped Santa Rosa Mountains. Nestled atop is the picturesque luxury desert resort of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, creating the perfect backdrop from which you can carve your own path into the great outdoors to enjoy the natural rocky vistas, and waterfalls amid the autumnal sunshine or taking your best shot at a round of golf in the expansive desert.
For a classic beachfront retreat encapsulating the true heart of Southern California, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a picture perfect destination for the family getaway.
The oceanfront resort features something for every generation where miles of sandy beach form the ideal backdrop for surfing, swimming and relaxing by the Pacific, creating a truly iconic California experience. Nearby Dana Point is the whale capital of the west and guests at The Ritz-Carlton can experience blue whales up close and personal from the back of a boat, while the harbor is a gateway to a variety of exceptional sailing and sport fishing experiences.
Staying on a nautical theme, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, connects you with the water as some of the 7,000 yachts and pleasure craft sail in and out, while you sip handcrafted cocktails from the fire pit. This urban resort is an ideal base from which to explore this part of the Pacific Highway by bicycle, allowing guests to enjoy the diversity and hip culture of Venice Beach and Boardwalk.
Driving north, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, in San Francisco Bay, atop the rugged coastline, is ideal for a round of championship golf, followed afterwards by an evening recanting tales of holes won or lost over fine Northern Californian vintages from a private terrace and firepits. The bagpiper serenading sunset over the Pacific Ocean is sure to create a memorable moment that will raise goosebumps. Guests can also while away their days by exploring the sea on a kayak or enjoying new adventures on the nearby coastal trails and vineyards on a classic American mode of transport, horseback.
Located one hour north east of San Francisco lies The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, a luxurious mountain resort nestled in the Sierra Nevada. With views over the largest alpine lake in the United States, the breathtaking setting is the perfect playground for a family retreat. From its vantage point, The Ritz-Carlton sets the scene for the start of an adventure together with activities that include everything from hiking and fly fishing to mountain biking amongst others. The retreat includes a luxurious spa, and a championship golf course in the High Sierras.
For a base from which to explore one of America’s greatest gateway cities, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, is unrivalled. Set within a 1909 landmark building in the scenic neighborhood of Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, is literally on the doorstep of the world-famous funicular cable car trams.
In a city rich in history, the cultural heritage offers an impressive list of must-visits including the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Opera. With a foodie scene that is influenced by a city that has enjoyed a role as a maritime centre, and waves of cultural influences from Asia, Spain and Mexico, the concierge is spoilt for choice when it comes to dining recommendations.