The best thing about summer?
The worst thing about vacation?
Making everybody happy.
Solution: Carmel Valley Ranch, our favorite destination within a two-hour drive of the Bay.
Why now? Because they just unveiled the new Vineyard Suites: one-bedroom ensuites that can connect to other lodgings with multiple soaking tubs, inside and out. Perfect for couples or families.
Also because they just cut ribbons on Valley Kitchen, a gorgeous farm-chic restaurant of a generation’s back-to-the-land dreams.
They’ve even got something for the ankle-biters: the “Busy Bees Program” (ages 2-5), which we imagine involves a lot of toddling about in magnificent natural landscapes.
Their older siblings, meanwhile, can sign up for half- and whole-day activities at the Ranch Hands Kids Camp.
If that’s not what vacation’s supposed to be, we don’t know what is.
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