A stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla gives you the beauty of Southern California at your fingertips. The crashing waves against the carved dunes of the coast, a seagull filled lagoon, and miles of hiking trails are enough to lure you into the San Diego area. Situated alongside the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the lodge offers the best that any AAA five-star golf course resort would -- terraced fine dining establishments overlooking the resort, garden like golf courses, pool lounging- cabana style, and spas that have mastered the art of relaxation. Additionally, it's decor is a tribute to California greats, pieces by A.R. Valentine adorn the walls, and the entryway is modeled after that of Pasadena's Black House. As a walk through the resort is almost like taking a tour through the mid-20th century, there's not a better way to explore the roots of rustic California. Experience the Golden State like never before and checkout some of the views at The Lodge At Torrey Pines in this slideshow!