North of San Francisco lies a stretch of coastline that's road-trip country at its best with floating houses, oyster shucking right on the water, and one of the most special hotels in the world, @nickscove (shown).
The wacky-wonderful Madonna Inn near San Luis Obispo in California. Your room might have a waterfall shower. At breakfast, coffee is served in dainty cups and water from iridescent pink goblets. And the pool has a wishing well.
“If you’re staying at the Lafayette in San Diego, make sure to book one of the bungalow-style rooms out back. Each has a balcony overlooking the lap pool and courtyard. And while you’re there, check out the property’s famed Red Fox, a stately British steakhouse and piano bar with the best classic cocktails.”