Post-COVID Travel Deals: Beautiful West Coast Choices

by Shelli Stein

Summertime is here and with the season comes our desire to get outside and experience something new. Especially after three or more months of social isolation, many of us feel our wanderlust returning. Only you can decide when the time to travel again feels right. And when that time is right, the post-COVID travel deals will appear! These California hotel special deals are open now or are reopening soon. And who doesn’t enjoy some California dreaming?

These properties have taken every precaution to ensure your safety, privacy, and comfort. These getaway options can bring your summer days a refreshing and well-deserved change of scenery. Let’s dig in to the details and offers.

Post-COVID Travel Deals in California

Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point, CA

Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California

The spacious 175-acre grounds, fresh ocean air and exclusive private beach club are the stuff of your dreams. The resort re-opens on June 18!

Monarch Beach Resort invites you to transition from dreaming to doing, with their Re-Opening Sale. It’s a great post-COVID travel deal for California dreaming 🙂

Wide open spaces and a full schedule of outdoor programming and Miraval fitness classes re-energize you. Oceanview dining and a host of family activities re-connect you. And the next-level cleanliness and sanitization program known as StaySafe Monarch Beach reassures you.

  • 3rd Night Free & $100 resort credit
  • Rates from $499

To get an even better deal for stays through December 2020, contact my trusted Virtuoso travel specialist and she’ll hook you up!

Carneros Resort, Napa Valley, CA



I attended a wedding here and wow, it’s a beautiful spot.

It may actually be impossible to find a route in Napa that isn’t scenic. In fact, there are 280 miles defined as just that. You can cruise country roads to access world-renown wineries (likely to reopen in early June), historical landmarks, and stunning state parks.

If it’s gourmet dining you’ve been missing during your time at home, you may be delighted to learn that a small handful of Napa’s Michelin-starred restaurants are anticipating their reopening – even if it’s just for takeout.

For unforgettable panoramic valley views, don’t miss driving the Silverado Trail on your way to Carneros Resort and Spa. Situated on 28 picturesque acres in rural Napa Valley, and set to reopen on June 1, this resort features rolling vineyard vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

After a day of outdoor adventures – be it wine tastings, cycling, kayaking, or lounging at one (or both) resort pools, follow beautifully landscaped paths to retreat to your charming cottage. Stargaze while sipping your favorite local wine from your private outdoor tub or while enjoying the warmth of the fire pit on cool summer nights.

Private perks:

  • Upgrade upon arrival when available
  • $60 daily breakfast credit
  • $100 spa credit
  • early check-in, late check-out
  • complimentary wifi, and more.


The Resort at Pelican Hill

Newport Beach, California

Italian Essence, Newport Beach Style. Perched upon 504 acres of unrivaled coastal beauty, The Resort at Pelican Hill  is set apart as a world unto itself. It offers a sanctuary of seclusion, a feast for the senses, and a retreat for family and friends. Their private, residential-style Villas and Bungalows are all spacious and casually elegant, with an attentive staff there to anticipate your needs at every turn.

  • 3rd Night or 4th Night Free
  • Available on all Ocean View category bungalows and villas
  • Some dates restricted and summer date restrictions apply-
    Combinable with Consortia Amenities
  • No resort fee through October 1, 2020 ($65 per day savings)


  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $50 daily breakfast credit for Bungalow guests-$100 daily breakfast credit for Villa guests (excludes tax & gratuity)
  • A $100 USD Golf or Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid toward retail, no cash value if not redeemed in full, does not include taxes or gratuities)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Hyatt Properties Opening Soon

For all Hyatt hotel fans, and that includes me, I’ve got some exciting news!

post-COVID travel deals California Ventana Inn

We now have opening dates for both these amazing California Hyatt properties below:

Carmel Valley Ranch- July 1st, 2020

Ventana Big Sur- July 15th, 2020

post-COVID travel deals California Ventana Inn

Ventana Inn, California room view

Beautiful accommodations at the Ventana Inn

Enjoy a Free Night on Hyatt

Book three or more nights, and you will receive one night free.

Must book by September 30, 2020 for stays between June 01, 2020 – March 31, 2021


PRO TIP: There are many other Hyatt hotels offering this special Hyatt Prive deal. If you’re not aware of what Hyatt Prive is and how to get the best deal, learn more here. 

These Hyatt post-COVID travel deals California style might be a great choice. But what if you’re a Marriott fan?

Marriott Fans Look No Further

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and its 78 waterfront acres is the perfect place to social distance this summer in a spectacular California setting.  The property is offering a 3-night free promotion until September 30th.

Learn more about this great deal!

Final Thoughts

These post-COVID travel deals California style are worth a visit! However, are these summer-of-fun properties too far from your home and not exactly in the direction your wanderlust is taking you? Across the country there are more properties and an array of safe getaway options than we could possibly list here. Let my trusted travel advisor know what you’re looking for so you can celebrate these long summer days with a refreshing and well-deserved change of scenery!

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Charles Dashkowitz June 20, 2020 - 12:51 pm

I don’t see any promo for Hyatt with the 4th night free. Where do you find that and can you use that with points?

Shelli June 20, 2020 - 12:59 pm

Thanks for reading, Charles. Click on “learn more” and you’ll get the help and info you need from my travel advisor, Katie. She’s the best resource!


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