California is celebrating its 170th anniversary in 2020 with an array of new travel options, including new theme park offerings and new hotels. Here’s what travelers can expect.
Avengers Campus launching at Disney California Adventure Park
Visitors can suit up alongside their favorite superheroes at the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. The Avengers Campus will include the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature Spider-Man, an eatery called Pym Test Kitchen that will use the latest innovations to grow and shrink food, Avengers Headquarters with an e-ticket attraction aboard a Quinjet and heroic encounters throughout the campus.
New ‘Magic Happens’ Parade to debut spring 2020 at Disneyland Park
Debuting in spring 2020, the new “Magic Happens” parade will travel down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park. Celebrating awe-inspiring moments that are at the heart of so many Disney stories, the “Magic Happens” daytime spectacular will feature stunning floats, costumes and beloved Disney characters – all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.
Universal Studios Hollywood debuts The Secret Life of Pets Ride
Adoption day is the ultimate rite of passage for every animal seeking a home, and it’s now the inspiration for Universal Studio Hollywood’s lively new ride, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” opening in 2020, based on Illumination’s movie. In this all-new fully immersive experience, guests assume the roles of stray puppies as they join a familiar cast of leading characters from The Secret Life of Pets on the ultimate quest of finding forever homes.
LEGOLAND California Resort Debuting New Land Based on The LEGO Movie
Families can step into their favorite moments of The LEGO Movie in 2020, when LEGOLAND California Resort opens a brand-new land inspired by the film. The centerpiece of The LEGO Movie World will be Masters of Flight, a full-dome-screen simulated ride on Emmet’s triple-decker flying couch through Middle Zealand, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pirates Cove and Outer Space.
New and Updated Hotels
Pendry West Hollywood by Montage Hotels & Resorts
Debuting on the Sunset Strip in 2020, the newest Pendry hotel will offer 149 luxury guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, bowling alley, spa and much more.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley
The new Four Seasons resort is set in the heart of a vineyard and pairs innovative dining with premium spa services and world-class service.
Andaz Palm Springs
Built in the center of Downtown Palm Springs, the Andaz has panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains and city, as well as a full-service spa, fitness center, restaurant and lounge.
The micro-hotel YOTEL chain debuted its first adaptive reuse project in San Francisco’s historic Grant Building which will soon have a rooftop terrace and bar on the 10th floor. The hotel is the West Coast’s first aviation-inspired hotel and weaves the building’s historical architectural elements with a future-forward design including the brand’s first sky cabin room category.
Oceanside’s Beachfront Resort
The largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline in more than 20 years is slated to open at the end of 2020 in Oceanside with two new resorts. The Joie de Vivre hotel will feature 160 rooms and suites, most with ocean-facing balconies, and the upscale beach house design Destination Hotel resort will offer 226 rooms and suites most with full or partial ocean views. The Graves House from “Top Gun” is incorporated into the project as a new foodie destination.
Portola Hotel & Spa
The Four-Diamond property along Monterey Bay will unveil a multi-million dollar property renovation in spring 2020. All 379 guest rooms and public spaces will be redesigned to reflect the hotel’s coastal location.
For a taste of Spain in Temecula look no further than Bolero. Debuting in 2020, the new hotspot in Europa Village is part Spanish vineyard and tasting room, and part 10-casita boutique hotel.
Courtyard by Marriott
With a waterfront location just four miles from LAX, the new Courtyard by Marriott affords great views and great convenience. The highlight of the property is a large outdoor terrace perfect for watching sunsets in Marina Del Rey.
Opening in early 2020 just a block away from famous Sunset Boulevard, The Godfrey brings a curated art program, high-design and one of the largest rooftop spaces in the city to Los Angeles. The chef-driven About Last Knife steakhouse and four bars will aim to make the boutique hotel a 2020 hotspot.
In 2020 the community-focused boutique Wayfarer DTLA debuts in Downtown Los Angeles. The property brings a social focus with its distinct restaurants, communal guest-hosted cooking and dining space, underground and rooftop bars and shared room options.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
One of the most iconic hotels in Carlsbad will open its new La Luna Ballroom in 2020. Designed in Spanish mission style, the 30,000-square-foot event space gives the Omni the most meeting space in all of Southern California.
A luxury hideaway retreat, Montage Healdsburg highlights the best of Northern California Wine Country with exceptional dining options, its vineyard-facing spa, winery tours and the region's most sought-out outdoor activities.