When you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxury vacation, San Diego answers the call. There are many fancy restaurants in San Diego, along with day spas and golf courses. Check out our guide to a luxury journey to San Diego.
San Diego has a huge selection of luxury day spas. We love two in particular because of their stunning settings.
The hacienda-style spa at Rancho La Valencia will have you gawking. You’ll find terra cotta walls, aqua tiled baths complemented by copper fixtures, fireplaces and a Brazilian hardwood, open-air yoga studio. While you get your facials, diamond lifts, massages and citrus scrubs, sip cold-pressed Suja juices. Treatments here are made with organic ingredients.
The spa at the Grand Del Mar is always at the top of the list for spa visits in San Diego and for great reason. At this European-style spa, you’ll find unique treatments such as lymphatic drainage therapy, Vichy showers and even custom body work for golfers. You can sip tea and munch on gourmet bites while you relax. The spa also offers daily yoga, and there’s a hair salon next door.
Particularly because of its mild climate and sea breezes, San Diego is a fantastic place to golf.
Speaking of the Grand Del Mar, we highly recommend a visit to their golf course. It’s the only San Diego course designed by Tom Fazio, one of America’s most prized golf course architects. On this course, you’ll find lots of elevation, ocean breezes, lush fairways and a waterfall at the 18th hole. Afterward, get a massage customized for golf players at the resort’s luxury spa.
If you finally want to tell your friends that you’ve putted on Arnold Palmer greens, visit the Aviara Golf Club at the Park Aviara Hyatt. Palmer designed this lush, verdant course, which overlooks the ecological reserve at Batiquitos Lagoon. Golf Digest and Golf Magazine named this course as one of the best resort golf courses in the U.S., and Condé Nast Traveler named it the No. 1 golf resort in Southern California.
Top Fancy Restaurants in San Diego
San Diego is an epicurist’s playground. There are hundreds of fancy restaurants in San Diego with rooftop bars, vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling shelves full of the highest quality liquors and wines, and selections of the finest local meats, cheeses, produce and more.
We love the atmosphere and the cocktail menu at Herb & Wood. Try your cocktails with house-made pineapple cordial and chocolate bitters. The menu features items such as wood-roasted squash with crispy sage and guanciale, creamy whipped eggplant sprinkled with za’ata and bone marrow and escargot pizza.
If you’re looking for a sunset meal in a classy location, check out California Modern. This farm-to-table, three-tiered restaurant features an Ocean Terrace, alfresco rooftop lounge and a cocktail bar.
Another great location for a romantic meal is Mister A’s. The meals are top dollar, in the literal and figurative sense, and you’ll be eating in front of the some of the best views of the city. Mister A’s serves up a huge selection of fresh, wild caught seafood served into strudels, pastas or just the seafood, fresh and unfiltered.
Plan Your Luxurious Stay
710 Beach Rentals offers a huge selection of luxury homes with features such as private pools, beachfront patios with fireplaces and rooftop decks. Call us to learn more about wine tours in San Diego and to book your luxurious getaway!