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Sample Trinitas Wine Pairings at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Sample Trinitas Wine Pairings at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa’s Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar brings wine country to you with the only Southern California tasting room for the Napa Valley winemaker. Here, you can sample Trinitas wines by the glass, try a tasting flight or order a carefully… Read more »

Instantly Iconic: Paséa Hotel & Spa Opens in Huntington Beach

Instantly Iconic: Paséa Hotel & Spa Opens in Huntington Beach On June 10, 2016,Paséa Hotel & Spa—the newest addition to the Meritage Collection’s portfolio of lifestyle and luxury hotels and resorts—officially opened.   CNN quickly named the hotel to its “6 of the best new U.S. coastal hotels” list. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and located… Read more »

Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience

Get the Most Out of Your Spa Experience A resort spa treatment is a special experience, adding the ultimate in relaxation to any trip. But are you really making the most of your time at the spa? Here, Meritage Collection experts offer tips to help guests pamper themselves to the fullest. Give yourself time to… Read more »

Get the Scoop on Torrey Pines Golf Course’s Signature Hole

Get the Scoop on Torrey Pines’ Signature Hole According to Joe DeBock, Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) director of golf and head golf professional at Torrey Pines Golf Course, the South Course’s third hole, a 198-yard par-3, is “one of the most photographed holes in the world.” “It’s on everybody’s bucket list to play… Read more »

Experience the Thrill of Whale Watching Along the Pacific

Experience Whale Watching Along the Pacific Whether your vacation takes you to La Jolla, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, or Kauai, you can witness some of the Pacific Ocean’s greatest marvels through whale watching. “My pick, year-round, is kayaking off La Jolla Shores,” says Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Chef Concierge Brett Hamblen. “Located just 2.5… Read more »

Bring Fido Along for the Fun at Meritage Collection Resorts

Bring Fido Along at Meritage Collection Resorts Many pet owners in the United States factor in their animal companions when planning their vacations. Luckily, the resorts of the Meritage Collection are pet-friendly, making it easy to bring furry family members along regardless of which destination you choose. While most resorts do charge a pet fee,… Read more »

Explore Napa Valley’s Bike Trails for a Ride With a View

Explore Napa’s Bike Trails Enjoy the California weather paired with stunning vineyard views when you choose to explore Napa Valley by bike. Below, Chief Concierge Sharon Trieste gives her recommendations.   “The Carneros bike path is the closest area to The Meritage Resort and Spa, with sweeping views of the vineyards and many small boutique… Read more »

Trinitas Cellars: On Making a Fine Wine for Pope Francis

Trinitas Cellars: On Making a Wine for Pope Francis Trinitas Cellars, a partner of the Meritage Collection, was founded in Napa Valley, Calif. in 2002. The family-owned winery made its first wine for a pope back in 2006, when they created Ratzinger Zinfandel, named for Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI.  … Read more »

Discover the Perfect Books for Your Summer Reading List

Discover the Perfect Books for Your Summer Reading List As you gear up for your summer vacation, it’s time to find the best books for lounging by the pool and beach. To get the scoop on the latest releases, as well as other summertime favorites, we spoke to Ginger Hendricks, executive director of Bookmarks, a… Read more »