Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
The all-suite Rancho Valencia Resort opened in 1989 in a bougainvillea-and-hibiscus-filled canyon 25 miles north of San Diego and remains southern California’s only Relais & Château property. A recent $30 million renovation added two restaurants and a bar, as well as a yoga pavilion, an expanded fitness center with more than 75 classes weekly (including an award-winning tennis program), and the Amala organic skincare line. The 10,000-square-foot spa has only one goal—pure pampering—and overlooks a courtyard with a serenity fountain. Couples can partake of a variety of treatments, including aromatic baths and terra-cotta clay bakes.