Best Solo Weekend Trips in California

January 3, 2023

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A couple of standouts on the menu at Limewood Bar & Restaurant, located at the Fairmont Hotel-owned Claremont Club and Spa: their Blood Moon is Casamigos mezcal, Cointreau, blood orange puree and lime juice, and is a great counterpoint to most rich brunch foods.

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“The dishes that executive chef Joseph Paire III creates for the Claremont Club and Spa, a Fairmont Hotel seem to be a reflection of the man himself: smart, sophisticated—and playful.”

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“We had a blast the Claremont. It was fancy but relaxed, with a low-key elegance that made everything feel special. From the Glice rink, al fresco dining, views, and ubiquitous holiday magic, we had such a memorable time as a family with minimal effort as far as planning and traveling. If only every vacation could be as simple to execute as our stay at the Claremont.”

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11 Most Romantic Resorts in Northern California

“Expect exquisite interior design, top-notch in-suite amenities, and the feeling of luxury in the air. This lodging is ideal as a California wellness retreat. The spa is rich and includes a plethora of luxurious treatments. The pool area, set among the redwoods, is enormous, picture-perfect, and unapologetically relaxing. There’s also a farm-to-table on-site restaurant with a magnificent panoramic terrace for scenic dining.”

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25 Best Day Trips From San Jose

“The drive from San Jose will only take about 56 minutes during normal traffic. Visit the gorgeous and magnificent Botanical Garden at the University of California. This garden features more than 10,000 plants worldwide and is even more stunning during the fall season. Enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, and Angel Island from the Berkeley Marina.”

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Berkeley Among 10-Best College Towns to Visit

“Home to UC Berkeley, the slow food movement and a vibrant arts and culture scene, this Bay Area college town is worthy of a long weekend… Go for the splurge and book your stay at the iconic Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, which has been hosting visitors for more than a century. This historic and luxurious property offers gorgeous bay views, an excellent culinary program and all the amenities you’d want in a five-star California resort. “