2. Discover Tuscany in California’s Sonoma County
Even if you’ve never been to Tuscany, you’ll feel that you’ve arrived there the minute you turn off your ignition switch at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma County, California. Owners of this sprawling resort, set amid some of the best wine-growing terrain in the state, have crafted a fairyland of lush gardens, courtyards, splashing fountains and pools. There are 29 private rooms at this exotic destination. Expect fireplaces, oversize showers and private balconies. Even the linens are imported from Italy. To reach this Tuscan replica, set your GPS to Healdsburg in Dry Creek Valley, but don’t arrive unannounced. This is a popular getaway for people from around the world—those who have been to the Mediterranean and those who only wish they could see the real thing!