Seasonal happenings bring new meaning to the term Golden State, and several California towns are just getting warmed up for fall. Wineries across the state pour on the charm during harvest time, with new releases, vineyard tours and dinners showcasing the pairing potential between their bottled bounty and creations of chefs taking advantage of the year-round growing season. The al-fresco Harvest Lunch series offered by Jordan Vineyard & Winery near Healdsburg, is a prime example of how important the fall season is to Sonoma County’s appeal and identity as an essential California destination.
Beyond wine country, there’s more to love as the weather cools down and the colorful glow of the season is celebrated throughout the state. Lompoc is regarded as one of the Central Coast’s hidden gems for good reason. This little corner of Santa Barbara County is poised for its moment thanks to its own award-winning wines from Santa Rita Valley producers, scenic country roads connecting the town to the Pacific, and hidden natural surprises such as the 1.5-mile Bodger Trail for hikes and Nojoqui Falls tucked into an unassuming park. Its Old Town comes alive in fall with its many antique stores, coffee shops proffering pumpkin-spice lattes and more than 40 murals which are easier to appreciate in fall’s cooler temperatures (there’s even a downloadable mural map from Lompoc’s website detailing the region’s history and cultural heritage).
While Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark offers guests of all ages an immersion into California’s agricultural milieu and has a Harvest Festival in early October, its annual Wild West Weekend (this year, on Oct. 29) delivers seasonal fun rooted in the state’s colorful history. Attractions include tractor-drawn wagon rides; a corn maze and corn stalk labyrinth; access to the farm’s “Pick-Your-Own” fields and pumpkin patch; a pumpkin play house; and live entertainment, which includes a line-up of wandering Old West characters including a Banjo Cowpoke, Old Time Miner and sidewalk swindlers demonstrating the card games of the Old West and more.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.
Are you looking to enhance your business trip with a little leisure? Look no further than Portugal, a country renowned for its captivating blend of history, culture and natural beauty. And with TAP Air Portugal, you can effortlessly transform your business trip into an unforgettable bleisure adventure. Discover why Portugal and TAP Air Portugal are the perfect combination for an enriching and rejuvenating experience.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.