AAA Four Diamond Golf and Spa Resort Minutes from Downtown San Diego
Known simply as the Resort Course, the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa’s championship golf course has hosted both PGA and LPGA events. Readers of Condé Nast Traveler recently selected the resort as one of the 10 best golf resorts in California. Set against a tranquil valley backdrop, the newly renovated, 18-hole course features tree-lined fairways and a traditional but challenging layout that incorporates the natural features of the landscape. The course lies just beyond the shadow of Black Mountain and 30 minutes north of San Diego’s city center.
Though the smell of fresh-cut grass dominates the golf course, scents of organic pumpkin, chocolate, grapefruit, and cranberry waft from the resort’s luxury spa. Choose from a full menu of treatments before taking a dip in the 2,500-square-foot saline pool, surrounded by cabanas and set amid manicured gardens.
For dinner, chefs at the award-winning El Bizcocho Restaurant prepare upscale American fare from locally sourced ingredients. Four-course ($75) or six-course ($100) tasting menus allow diners to sample some of the best dishes, such as the Berkshire pork belly or the local sea bass. The wine cellar is stocked with 1,600 offerings, ensuring that each dish can be paired with its perfect complement or pitted against its arch-nemesis.
San Diego: Outdoor Attractions, Green Spaces, and Perfect Weather
There isn't a bad time to visit San Diego: temperatures hover near 70 degrees all year round. World-class golf courses surround the city, and famed beaches draw surfers from around the globe. Nightlife centers on the Gaslamp District, where Victorian architecture adds period charm to endless clubs, restaurants, and shops. In the heart of the city, the 1,200-acre Balboa Park is home to premier attractions, including the Museum of Art and the San Diego Zoo. You can easily spend a full day exploring those sites as well as the park's diverse landscape of rare trees and nearly 20 separate public gardens.
Though Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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