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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.

Tasting the Terroir at Four Boutique Napa Wineries

Guided by friendly staff, we visited four boutique wineries in Napa, discovering the subtleties of each vintage and unlocking the mysteries of their terroirs.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Napa and Sonoma

Our writer found excellent hideaways in three areas of Northern California wine country: downtown Calistoga, Glen Ellen and Napa.

Road Trip! Our Top 15 Scenic Drives

Certain destinations cry out to be explored by car. Here are 15 of our editors' favorite scenic drives, from the Amalfi Coast to the Oregon Coast and beyond.

The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

The Hideaway Report Celebrates 40 Years of Travel

Our founder promised to travel incognito, pay his own expenses and find hideaways with character and great service. Forty years later our values are the same.

Where Not to Travel in Summer — And Where to Go Instead

As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.

New Orange County Restaurants

On our recent visit to Southern California, we found three new restaurants worthy of note, two in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach.

Whale Watching Off the Coast of Southern California

We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.

Southern California Coastal Retreats

After assessing several small hotels in the heart of Los Angeles, a little time along the coast seemed like just the thing. One hotel in Malibu made the cut.

Video: The Best Beaches of Orange County

Each beach has its own character and crowd (or lack thereof). Our editor evaluated several beaches along a scenic stretch of Southern California.

Touring the Surprising Architecture of Los Angeles

Though preservation guidelines came late to the city, Los Angeles is full of architectural jewels — if you know where to look. This tour helped us find them.

Best New Los Angeles Bars

Los Angeles has seen a wave of interesting new bars open up, ranging from beer halls to candlelit speakeasy-style cocktail lounges. Here are four we enjoyed.

Literary Los Angeles

In preparation for his trip to Los Angeles, our writer delves into a book about the city and later enjoys time in one of L.A.'s most interesting bookstores.

An Unforgettable Walk in Runyon Canyon

An afternoon hike in Runyon Canyon, a park rising from Hollywood up into the hills, proved exhilarating in the cool air and ultimately "very L.A."

Top Contemporary Art Museums in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has become one of America’s most important centers of contemporary art. Here we visit four notable museums with exciting collections.

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