Travel & Leisure
The Riviera Resort and Spa, located in Palm Springs, Calif., was once the exclusive desert hideaway for Hollywood elites like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammie Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Over the years, it had eventually languished into obscurity. Since undergoing a $70 million dollar renovation and reopening its doors in 2006, “the Riv” is once again gaining star-studded attention.
Blackjack? Check. But Sin City’s new Aria Resort & Casino, part of CityCenter, is also quite the destination for dining, pampering and all-around luxuriating.
Half Moon is one of the finest resorts in the world. With its 400 beautifully manicured acres, two miles of private beach, 398 unique accommodations, numerous recreational facilities, shopping village, varied cuisine, and a conference center, Half Moon is a destination in itself.
When taking a golf vacation, it’s truly about all-access. Full enjoyment of a region’s golf offerings is best achieved by trying all the courses a locale has to offer.
Santa Fe celebrated a venerable 400 birthday last year, and the city continues to mark that through 2010 with many child-friendly activities. While some think of the city as an adult getaway, it’s actually a great family place, too.