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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Named Best Resort in California

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has been named the No. 1 Best Resort in California and No. 4 Best Resort in the “U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Hotel Rankings”.

“We are honored to have been named the number one resort in California for the third year in a row,” said Laura McIver, general manager. “This past year our team has continued to nurture a luxury experience and exceed service expectations, all while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of our guests. This prestigious award helps to recognize our commitment to those efforts.”

Rancho Valencia has world renowned spa, wellness and culinary programs, including a recently introduced Pinarello Test Ride Program. The Pinarello Test Ride allows Rancho Valencia guests to ride Pinarello bikes. The property also enhanced its tennis program with the addition of two new red European ClayTech tennis.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.