The Lodge at Torrey Pines
When you enter the Lodge at Torrey Pines, you're immediately greeted by doormen in kilted Scottish dress—a throwback to a bygone area. And though the Lodge's design—a grand fireplace, rich wood accents—is reminiscent of a rustic country bungalow, the property is actually quite expansive. There are 170 suites to choose from, and guest rooms here are warm and spacious, with hardwood furnishings and elegant marble bathrooms. Poolside cabanas, a whirlpool, a croquet lawn, and a terrace with chaise lounges provide a variety of ways to spend a sunny afternoon. Make sure to dine at the Lodge’s farm-to-table restaurant, A.R. Valentien, which serves an exquisite tasting menu that includes ricotta and lemon stuffed squash blossoms and a 28-day-dry-aged prime New York strip steak.