Find laid back luxury in the Golden State this fall. Opportunities to experience vibrant fall foliage while enjoying the state’s laidback luxury offerings are plenty.
Lounge outside more than 400 wineries in Sonoma County, ride a private helicopter through Paso Robles, retreat to a hidden Downtown Los Angeles rooftop garden and more.
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- Celebrate Harvest Time in Sonoma County: Fall marks “crush,” time in Wine Country, where grapes are harvested, crushed and loaded into tanks to start the fermentation process. By afternoon, enjoy at glass at a choice from 400 wineries, immersed in the ground’s colorful trees. By evening, rub shoulders with the region’s top winemakers at seasonal Harvest Time celebrations, such as the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, September 27 to October 4.
- Private Helicopter Charters in Paso Robles: Take a casual helicopter tour, accommodating up to four passengers, above Paso Robles’ 200 vineyards. View wine country’s leaves and grapes radiating gold, purple and red, soar about the Pacific Ocean and stop at two wineries of choice. An on-demand charter, Paso Air Tours, can fly to any destination that gives approval.
- View the Leaves from a 13th Century Napa Valley Castle: Opt for the Caste Winery Tour aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, where guests not only ride and dine aboard the 100-year-old train, but enjoy a private tasting and tour at the 500-year-old Castello di Amorosa, a 13th century Tuscan castle.
- Serene Settings in Downtown Los Angeles: Catch a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, lounge in the sun at the trendy Ace Hotel rooftop pool, then retreat to the serene, rooftop hideaway of the Kyoto Garden at the DoubleTree Hilton. Take in views of the skyline in the distance and fall foliage in the surrounding garden.