With its rambling hills and sprawling lavender fields, Carmel Valley Ranch claims 500 acres of California’s stunning Central Coast. Whether riding horseback through the property’s glorious trails or Zenning out at the spa, days on the Ranch are wonderfully tranquil. Here’s how to keep the littles entertained while you unplug.
In ironic contrast to New Mexico’s meth trafficking headlines, the Los Poblanos Organic Farm and Historic Inn in Albuquerque is a magical tangle of herb gardens, sunflowers, lavender fields, and roaming peacocks.
Green Season in Costa Rica (May-November) is spectacular. Wet, but wow. The wondrous natural playground packs in 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity into a landmass the size of Virginia—and it’s at its lushest during the summer. Plus, hotel rates are lower. So we say now’s the time . . . .
Known for its hot springs, natural beauty, and bohemian flair, the tiny, laid-back town of Calistoga sits on the northern tip of the Napa Valley and is less touristy than most of the other wine-tasting spots in the area. Here’s how to keep the children engaged in between leisurely wine tastings and even a sumptuous (family) meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Autumn is the Northeast’s glory season. Here are three ways to soak it up with the fam—and, figuring you’ve got the whole U-Pick thing figured out, nary an orchard in site...