Channel your inner explorer on a day trip to California’s little-known Channel Islands National Park. Located an hour boat ride off the coast of Southern California, this chain of eight pristine islands – five of which comprise the national park – is the perfect respite from the congestion of urban life. Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, and San Miguel are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species, 150 of which are found nowhere else in the world! Aptly nicknamed “North America’s Galapagos” and rich with untouched beauty, these isles offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventuring. Santa Barbara Channel is home to over 30 marine mammal species including whales, dolphins, and elephant seals, as well as marine life ranging from sea stars and anemones to blue whales, the largest animals in the world.
After a day of exploration, retreat to seaside Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel, newly opened in 2019. Just 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the resort’s spacious, stylish bungalows are the epitome of California cool.