PRESTIGIOUS AWARD: Looking for luxury along the San Diego coast? Try local favorite The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The hotel situated just north of downtown La Jolla and south of Torrey Pines State Park was honored with a 2012 AAA Five Diamond Award this week.
DECADE OF EXCELLENCE: The California Craftsman style resort has earned the travel organization's top award for 10 years in a row. If you haven't been, you'll love the experience - from being greeted by the doormen in kilts to cocktails on the croquet lawn. Sure, the gorgeous and challenging Torrey Pines Golf Course is just steps away but you don't have to break a sweat to enjoy the weekend. Take in the views with a good e-book from a chaise lounge on the terrace.
LUXURY IS SERIOUS BUSINESS: Just in time for a late summer getaway, the hotel is offering a package that includes dinner for two at A.R. Valentien, a two-night stay in Signature accommodations, daily breakfast for two at The Grill at Torrey Pines, and two 50-minute treatments at The Spa at Torrey Pines. Get the $445 per night (plus tax) rate now until Oct. 31.