Park Hyatt, San Diego

Your Sanctuary Awaits

Good news. You don’t need a passport to escape to someplace sunny, luxurious and indulgent. Just check yourself into the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort near San Diego, figure out how to use your phone’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature and tell realilty to shove it.

This Forbes Five-Star resort is perched above the Pacific Ocean on the Batiquitos Lagoon, a beautiful wildlife sanctuary—so you and the wildlife can remain undisturbed together. There, you’ll enjoy the seclusion of 200 green acres, whether you’re hitting the spa for a knot removing massage, or hitting the links of the Aviara Golf Club, which just so happens to be one of “Golf” magazine’s top golf courses in America, and is the home of the LPGA Kia Classic.

Even if you’re not much of a golfer, you should still drop into their Argyle Steakhouse, for a drink and a prime rib on the balcony overlooking the golf course. Speaking of drinks, you can also get one of those poolside, at the resort’s 3,200-square-foot swimming pool. Mmmm, vacation sure does taste like a margarita, doesn’t it?