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Rancho Valencia

This sumptuous spa resort, 25 miles north of San Diego, has long been a haven for honeymooners and wellness buffs. Now there’s extra enticement to enter into its pampered seclusion: A recent $30 million renovation breathed new life into all 49 guest casitas and added a gleaming, open-air yoga pavilion and a destination restaurant, Veladora, that epitomizes modern California cuisine. A revamped fitness program brings in top instructors to lead classes on everything from Power Sculpt to Pilates—a great excuse for a post-workout steam, scrub, and massage at the adobe-swathed spa. At the end of the day, there’s no reason to leave your fireplace-equipped patio. But if you must venture out, there’s only one way to do it: behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 convertible, available to guests via the resort’s complimentary test-drive program. 

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While You’re There 

Eat local at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market. The crepes and croissants from Francophile purveyor Oh La Vache make for a fine start to the day. Open Sundays

Play ball on one of the resort’s 18 newly resurfaced tennis courts, ranked No. 1 in Southern California for the past six years by Tennis magazine.

Tailgate at the San Diego Polo Club, where matches happen Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m. Seersucker suits and wide-brimmed hats are encouraged.

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