While often times we think of Las Vegas for its gaming and non-stop entertainment, the larger than life themed buildings and the colorful lights, there is a quieter, relaxing and romantic side to Las Vegas that may go overlooked. The options for these centering and invigorating experiences are just as diverse and tantalizing and we had the opportunity to explore this romantic side of Las Vegas at the MGM Resorts International properties.
Situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the clear blue shores of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is one of California's gems. With a wide array of activities and attractions such as Lotusland, a world-renowned botanical estate garden featuring design whimsy and containing rare subtropical and tropical plants from around the world.
It is no mystery why Schubach Aviation is San Diego's first choice for private air charter service.
Since 1992, Schubach Aviation has been leading the private aviation industry in San Diego with their knowledge, technology and aircraft. They operate San Diego's largest fleet of corporate jets, which they maintain at Palomar Airport and Lindberg Field. Schubach flies customers to Europe, the Middle East, Central & South America, Asia and other destinations on the schedule that works best for them, day or night.
Founded in 1940 by spa pioneers Edmond and Deborah Szekely, Rancho La Puerta continues to set the standard for modern-day fitness resorts and spas. The original "fitness resort" and spa, welcomes guests each week and we were delighted to visit the property and enjoy 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows in Baja California. All of the facilities and land are for the exclusive use of guests ensuring a warm and welcoming shared community. The gardens are truly remarkable with lush grounds of succulents, drought tolerant and native plants.
Las Vegas is always reinvesting, revitalizing and reinventing itself. The MGM Resorts International family of hotels never ceases to amaze. No wonder they have won various awards for their excellence in hospitality. We recently visited during the Mexican Independence "El Grito" Celebrations and they made sure to roll out the red, white and green carpet! We experienced the best hotels, dining and entertainment in Las Vegas.
Cavallo Point Lodge is set within Golden Gate National Park at the foot of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the site of the Fort Baker military base, today itsrestoredturn-of-the-century officer's quarters and the sensitively designed new buildings respect the site's stalwart history and majestic natural setting. Cavallo Point Lodge is an enchanting and environmentally sustainable "base camp" where San Francisco's urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast.
Surrounded by the towering red rock walls of Northern Arizona's Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort in Sedona combines the rugged grandeur of the Southwest landscape with equal parts luxury and Native American culture. The 70-acre resort is 110 miles North of Phoenix and Scottsdale and 114 miles south of the Grand Canyon.
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Del is an American treasure with over 120 years of stories to tell. Rated one of the top 10 hotels in the world by USA Today, The Del continues to maintain its rich history while also offering contemporary conveniences such as unique beachfront dining experiences, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, a variety of recreational activities and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village.
Originally built as a two-story adobe guesthouse in 1876, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa was the vision of a citrus tycoon in a time when Riverside was the wealthiest city in the United States. The owner travelled the world to bring home art and architectural elements and over time, the property grew to an entire city block. Today, Owners Duane and Kelly Roberts have sustained the timeless beauty and old-world charm in the 238 guest rooms amongst 320,000 square feet.