Currently celebrating its 125th anniversary, this scenic beachside resort made jaws drop back in December 1904 when it unveiled the world's first electronically lit, outdoor Christmas tree. Christmas Time, San Diego, Hotel Del Coronado, Southern California, Favorite Places, Coronado Islands, Travel, Delcoronado, Sandiego
Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy “There are not enough adjectives to describe the wonders” of this hotel on the Amalfi Drive, where natural terraces are planted with citrus groves and gardens, securing a perfect design score. Guest rooms have colorful draperies, hand-painted-tile floors, ceramics, and family heirlooms. The open-air Ristorante Al Mare overlooks the pool, and lapis lazuli floors and vine-covered arches accent the main restaurant, where the menu is Italian.
JAMAICA JAMAICA INN, OCHO RIOS Our readers say: This colonial resort on “a great beach” has “rooms that are relaxing and breathtaking all at the same time,” with verandas overlooking the ocean that have overstuffed couches. The restaurant serves “incredibly fresh” Euro-Caribbean dishes, and “a jazz combo plays at dinner.” Teddy the bartender “remembers what you like to drink.” “There’s not a lot to do except hang out.”