A relatively new addition to San Diego area’s bustling resort scene, Estancia is located in tony La Jolla, not far from the University of California at San Diego. Built in 2004, the resort successfully pays homage to the early California rancho-style heritage of the area in architecture, landscape and interior design. Nearly a decade in the making, the 210-guestroom property also hosts a world-class spa, restaurants and gorgeous native gardens.
Recommended Resort: Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. Open the balcony of your guest room to enjoy views of the gardens or the serene sounds of the nearby ocean. True to the rancho style, beds are nicely appointed with an equestrian blanket on top of luxurious Italian bedding. Minutes from downtown, Estancia makes a convenient resting place in between golf, shopping, beaches and theatre awaiting in La Jolla.
Check In: 9700 Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. 858-550-1000, estancialajolla.com
Check Out:Four dining options await at Estancia: First, Adobe El Restaurante offers flavorful Southern California flair and a patio overlooking the gardens; Mustangs and Burros provides an inviting rustic rancho style bar and lounge with its grand outdoor fireplace and extraordinary Spanish atmosphere; Bodega Wine Bar presents small plate creations, or tapas, together with inspired wine pairings; And lastly, private dining in the library or garden adds romance and intimacy for special occasions.
Don’t Miss:The Spa. By heighten your senses, the Spa seeks to restore your body to its natural state of balance in their relaxing garden environment. Experience an active organic facial, a Vichy or Swiss Shower or private outdoor massage. The signature Botanical Body Treatments featuring healing neem and hydrating oils promise to put you in a serene and tranquil state.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photo courtesy of Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa.
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