Tucked away 25 minutes inland from Black’s Beach, Rancho Valencia is the absolute perfect haven for a relaxing end of our California trip, it is a sanctuary of good living on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, a farm-to-table philosophy, and an award-winning tennis program. Since its opening in 1989 the property has garnered a reputation as one of the West's most sought-after five star resorts, having been selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest Five-Star hotels and spas in the world (2018) and awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award (2018), both for five consecutive years. The resort has also been ranked as the #1 resort in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2015) and Tennis Magazine continues to name the resort as its #1 U.S. Tennis Resort each year.
Affiliations: Relais & Châteaux, Forbes – 5 Star Resort, Forbes 5 Star Spa, AAA – 5 Diamond Resort.
Rooms: 52 suites, 01 Hacienda, 01 Villa (there are another 11 privately owned Villas, but not available for rent)
Best time of the year: Year-Round
Local Airports: SAN - San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport.
Airlift to Local Airport: SAN has excellent access from many US metropolitan areas, including Hawaii, as well as direct flights to/from Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Vancouver, Calgary, San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta.
From Airport: SAN = 40 minutes drive
Surf Spots nearby: Blacks Beach is sure the most famous, but there are so many good spots in the region, like Sunset Cliffs, Bird Rock, Big Rock, Windansea, The Cove, Scripps, Encinitas, Swami’s and Carlsbad.
Dining: Fine Dining (Veladora) + Casual Dining (The Pony Room) + Private wine room (Wine Cave) + 24 hour in room dining available.
Facilities & Services: SPA + Swimming Pool + Gym + Yoga Pavilion + over 95 complementary fitness classes weekly + 18 tennis courts + 02 outdoor heated pools and hot tubs + Access to our Callaway Golf Club collection and private championship golf courses nearby + Access to Rancho Valencia's private fleet of Porsches (conditions apply) + Complimentary use of Pinarello bikes.
Meetings & Events: Distinctive event space for special meetings and functions + Ballrooms, intimate courtyards, lush gardens and pristine lawns for unforgettable weddings.