Winter Destination Feature

Orange County, California | Park City, Utah

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

If you have not yet had the privilege of experiencing The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, I recommend it goes on your short list of luxury resorts in the U.S. whenever your next business trip or personal trip brings you to Southern California.  The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is one of only a handful of resorts in the world to be awarded Forbes Five Star Award and AAA Five-Diamond Award. 


The resort is nestled in the hillside of the Orange County coastline with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.  The Ritz-Carlton is in a great location with only a short drive to the Dana Point Harbor where you can take a short boat road over to historic Catalina Island.  Whether you enjoy a vacation focused around relaxing at a pool with a cold beverage or you enjoy the great outdoors, daily adventures and exploring the local area, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has something for everyone!

Here are some quick highlights of the resort:

  • The resort features 396 guestrooms and suites featuring a cool coastal palette to blend perfectly with the resort's prominent Mediterranean architecture.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa featuring the finest spa treatments and services while being pampered by their highly trained staff.
  • Ritz Kids Program for children ages 5-12.
  • Beach Butler service available for guests looking for a personalized beach experience.
  • Two tennis courts, two swimming pools, basketball court, and fitness center

***When you book your reservation with The Travel Maestro, you receive the following complimentary amenities & benefits***

  • Upgrade at Check-in, Based Upon Availability
  • Complimentary Full Breakfast for Two, Daily
  • $100 Resort Credit, Once During Stay
  • Priority Early Check-In & Late Check-Out, Based Upon Availability
  • Personalized Welcome Amenity, Delivered Upon Arrival
  • VIP Reservation Status

The Montage, Deer Valley

If you're looking for a great, family-friendly winter destination, The Montage Deer Valley deserves a place at the top of your list.  If you are not familiar with The Montage Deer Valley, it is located in Park City, Utah, approximately 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport.  Park City is an ideal destination for families with children of all ages.  The Montage has a wonderful kids activity program called Paintbox, for children ages 5-12, which include activities like snowshoeing, scavenger hunts, games, crafts and (obviously), spending time with the resort's resident mascot, Monte, the St. Bernard.  However, the appeal of the resort does not end for children at age 12, teenagers will have a blast at the resort too!  The resort features ski in/out with trails for beginner to the most experienced skier or snowboarder.  

You might be wondering what if everyone is tired of skiing?  Don't worry, they have you covered there too!  Daly's pub is arguably THE SPOT at the resort especially for children looking for a break from the outdoors.  Daly's pub and recreation center has a restaurant with a light-fare menu, and it is home to a four lane bowling alley...Yes, you heard right, a bowling alley!!  The recreation center also features some of the most popular arcade games, shuffleboard, air hockey and more.  Daly's is the perfect place for children of all ages and those of us "big kids" who are young at heart.

Off-property and only a 5-7 minute drive from resort, you will find the quaint, charming and very family-friendly town of Park City.  The main street of Park City is appropriate named Main Street, featuring a vibrant collection of boutiques for shopping, a variety of great restaurants and a few nightlife spots too, if you're looking for an after-dinner drink (and decided to let the kids enjoy one of the Paintbox's organized evening activities).

***When you book your reservation with The Travel Maestro, you receive the following complimentary amenities & benefits***

  • Upgrade at Time of Booking, Subject to Availability
  • Breakfast Credit up to $60, Daily
  • $100 Spa Credit (Services Only), Once During Stay
  • Priority Early Check-In & Late Check-Out, Subject to Availability

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