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Explore the Golden State in style

The best part about visiting California is that you can choose your own adventure. From exploring the Bay Area to ripping around on a roller coaster to sipping on a world-class wines, it doesn’t matter where you are in the Golden State — fun awaits. Uncork Napa Valley wineries While it produces less than five [...]
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Magellan Events Listing: A Thousand Whales & A Hundred Stars

Visiting a Magellan partner hotel and looking for something interesting to do? Here is a select listing of events taking place across our cities.

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Last Minute Gifts: Magellan Luxury Hotels E-Gift Cards

With just a few days until Christmas, you may have a few more gifts to buy for people on your list. And isn’t the gift of luxury travel one of the finest presents you can offer?

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Drive the Dream in Santa Monica

Southern California is the epicentre of American car culture and provides some of the most spectacular and well-known driving routes in the U.S. Bring your own vehicle or rent an exotic or a Harley and take advantage of the exceptional weather. Santa Monica is the perfect place to start.

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Feeding Fido in Los Angeles

Although dogs have long been a common sight in the outdoor patios of restaurants around Los Angeles, it wasn’t until August of 2014 that the California Legislature passed a bill to make it legal, protecting business owners from potential lawsuits and patrons from tickets. It is far from being as permissive as, say, France, where […]

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LA County Fair incredible fun for everyone

For over 90 years, Pomona, California has been the home of the LA County Fair. Running from September 4-27, the LA County Fair is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the US, attracting over 1 million people annually. And while county fairs tend to have a decidedly agricultural emphasis the LA […]

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Santa Monica — on the pier and beyond

While you’d be hard-pressed to have a bad time in Santa Monica any time of the year, summer in this California beachfront city just can’t be beat. Muscle Beach and the Santa Monica Pier are two of the city’s main attractions. With so much pristine sand and the incredible history and energy of the pier, […]

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LA’s best brunches

In LA, dining is as much a social experience as it is a culinary one. The hottest eateries are places to see and be seen, where you can perhaps spot celebrities dining with celebrities, and much more. But a few choice spots in LA still put food first, especially when it comes to that perfect […]

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Catching a home opener in America’s best ballparks

Spring — that time of the year when thoughts turn to infields, outfields, seventh-inning stretches, hotdogs and peanuts. Baseball season is almost back—and it’s about time. Once the grapefruit leagues and spring training sessions are done, teams finally hit field for some real, honest-to-goodness baseball. America’s baseball diamonds are as much a part of making [...]
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Summer Fun in the West Coast Sun Sale

It’s time for a well-deserved summer vacation to catch those rays of golden sunshine. Hot summer nights in LA, family fun in San Diego, outdoor market shopping in San Francisco, languid lazing about in Hawaii, or perhaps a mixture of all of the above? We have a property to match your idea of a perfect […]

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A Bird’s Eye View of Los Angeles

You can’t really get a feel for the scope and magnitude of Los Angeles without seeing it from the sky. Watch travellers crane their necks to see out the window of their plane as they take off and land — the skyline is a sight to behold. Thankfully, there are a few choice spots to […]

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Reach the Beach at the L.A Marathon

If you’ve resolved to get/stay fit this year and are looking for an urban adventure, it’s not too late to register for the Asics L.A. Marathon. Taking place Sunday, March 9, this 26.2-mile Boston Marathon qualifier run is a great way to take in Los Angeles and surrounding areas while burning calories and feeling proud […]

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Contemporary Art Hits Los Angeles

Art Los Angeles Contemporary brings the brightest stars of the art world together with long-time vanguards under one roof between January 30 and February 2, 2014. Collectors and art enthusiasts alike will be floored by the world-class art in numerous mediums on display throughout the facility. Housed at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Art […]

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Santa Monica Winter Escape

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with some time in the sun. And whether you’re bringing the kids along, travelling with your partner or flying solo this year, Santa Monica is a fantastic warm-weather destination. Magellan Luxury Hotels works with plenty of four- and five-star hotels in the Santa Monica area to […]

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Eat Well LA: Fairmont Miramar, The Peninsula, and The London

LA is a hot spot for so many things — from shopping to sightseeing to spotting the occasional celebrity out and about, it’s got something for everyone. On the dining front, there’s hardly a better place to grab a bite to eat than LA. No matter what time of day you’re looking to refuel, there are […]

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Hotel Spotlight – Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel

Pristine beach, majestic mountains, and the clear blue ocean — it’s the best of what southern California has to offer, and no one in Santa Monica is as close to these Golden State treasures as The Huntley. Part beach-side retreat and part urban chic, the Huntley offers guests the complete package when it comes to four-star […]

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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival — Third Times the Charm!

Los Angeles is one of the country’s culinary hotspots — some of America’s best eateries live here. From casual dining to white-tablecloth, multi-course experiences, you’d be hard-pressed to stay hungry in L.A. for long. It’s no surprise then that the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is one of the most popular events of its […]

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4th of July NYC & LA

There is no party like a 4th of July party. From the fireworks to the music, crowds, costumes and food, it’s a time to celebrate everything that makes America great. Why not hit one of the coasts this Independence Day? Whether you head east or west, you’re sure to find a wide range of festivities […]

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Santa Monica Jewelry Show

The International Gem and Jewelry Show Santa Monica is one of the country’s biggest and best when it comes to showcasing precious gems and gorgeous accessories and the people who make and sell them. The Santa Monica show takes place April 5-7 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Many of the world’s best-known jewelers and […]

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Dining Alfresco in LA

The beauty of visiting Los Angeles is that the weather’s so great you can eat outside year-round. Naturally, some of LA’s best hotels also offer the perfect opportunity to dine indoors or outdoors. Mr. C Beverly Hills – The Restaurant at Mr. C 1224 Beverwil Drive As part of the Cipriani brand of restaurants, clubs, […]

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Sexy LA Luxury Hotels for Spring

Spring has sprung, the vernal equinox has brought out the buds to bloom and wardrobe changes are loosened the buds and skirts, fevers abound, but nowhere does it sizzle in spring like the City of Angels. HOTEL BEL-AIR originally opened in 1946 as one of Los Angeles’ most beloved hideaways, the hotel is known for giving […]

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