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From the Editor: Classic American Destinations

Although keen to find new areas of the U.S to explore, I am often lured back to classic destinations. In this issue we visit Sonoma County and Virginia.

Sonoma Restaurant Discoveries

Our editor ate exceedingly well in Sonoma County -- at both new and established venues. Here are four restaurants he recommends.

Memorable Winery Lunches in Sonoma

One of our favorite things to do in California is indulge in long lunches at wineries, ideally with vineyard views. Here are three where you can do just that.

Sonoma’s New Resorts

Amid beautiful valleys and sun-soaked vineyards, Sonoma continues to add world-class resorts and restaurants to its roster. Our editor takes it all in.

Southern California Revisited

It had been a long time since we'd visited the San Diego region. On this spring trip, our editor visited five hotels between La Jolla and Carlsbad.

Southern California Restaurants

Here are five restaurants we recommend in the San Diego area, from an impressive Michelin-starred hotel establishment to a veritable dive.

Outdoor Excursions in the San Diego Area

There's much more to Southern California coast towns than beautiful beaches. Here are five outdoor excursions beyond the sand and surf.

Just Back From: Southern California

An Andrew Harper editor just returned from a two-week trip to sunny Southern California. She stayed at five hotels and enjoyed plenty of outdoor time.

Grand Openings: Golf's Best New Courses

New golf courses have continued to debut despite COVID-19. Here is our list of the most exciting 18-hole and short courses to come online in 2020 and 2021.

Hiking Out West: Hit the Trails From These Favorite Hotels

Fortunately, the United States has no shortage of evocative places in which to tramp. Here are seven of our favorite hiking hotels out West.

Montage Comes to Sonoma

Surrounded by 258 acres of vineyards and oak tree groves, Montage Healdsburg, a new 130-room property, will open near Healdsburg Plaza in Sonoma.

Favorite Artisanal Shops in Napa Valley

On visits to Napa, we make a beeline to our favorite stores to stock up on locally made products that cannot be found elsewhere. Here are our favorites.

Sensational Napa Wineries — and Six Wines to Try Now

Unable to go to the Napa Valley now, I have been tasting wines that remind me of it. Our Wine Concierge points out six wines to try until we can visit again.

We're Longing to Return to the Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of our favorite areas of the United States, with its idyllic landscape and benign climate. This update looks at hotels we long to return to.

Notable Napa Restaurants

On our most recent trip to the Napa Valley, we enjoyed refined Japanese and Mexican food, appropriately paired with wines from the area.

Best Amenities: Editors' Choice 2020

From beaches and baths to more-unconventional offerings, these are our Editors’ Choice Award winners for Best Amenities.

Best Cocktail Bars: Editors' Choice 2020

Like hotels, bars should feel like they are somewhere, not just anywhere. These five bars we visited in 2019 stood out in our memories as exceptional.

Hospitality Awards: Editors' Choice 2020

At hotels and restaurants aiming to provide the highest level of hospitality, it is people who make the difference. Here are our hospitality award winners.

Best in Class: Editors’ Choice 2020

Each year, our editors discover hotels and resorts that are notable in specific ways. Here are the highlights from 12 months of tireless travel.

Most Memorable Wine Tastings: Editors' Choice 2020

It’s always a pleasure to taste wine when we travel. These five regions may be classics, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t hold surprises.

Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

Evaluating the world’s best hotels is great, but it’s just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.

Favorite Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.

Bucket-List Bike Tours

These 8 bike tours are the trips that lifelong cyclists dream about taking, from luxury tour companies with sterling reputations.

Art Destinations Where You’d Least Expect Them

They may not be Los Angeles or New York City, but these seven destinations prove that you can have a big art scene in a second-tier city.

Napa Valley's Spirited Cocktail Scene

Napa Valley may be known for wine tastings, but the area is developing more and more bars with creative mixology. Here are 11 places to get a great cocktail.

New Hideaways in Napa and Sonoma Valleys

Our writer traveled to California where she discovered a ryokan in Glen Ellen, a restored mansion in Calistoga and lavish resorts close to St. Helena and Napa.

Winemaker for a Day

Amid glitzy chandeliers and blingy surroundings, our writer finds herself being a Winemaker for a Day at Raymond Vineyards.

Our Favorite Napa and Sonoma Restaurants

In Napa and Sonoma valleys, “farm-to-table” cuisine is the norm. Diners get the pleasure of enjoying meals that take full advantage of the region's bounties.

Traveling With Children in California Wine Country

There are a number of activities that can be added to a wine country itinerary to make the journey as memorable for children as for their parents.

Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

After years of seeing the vintage Napa Valley Wine Train, comprised of 100-year-old Pullman rail cars, our writer decides to take it from Napa to St. Helena.

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