June 08, 2016 23:31 ET

Diamond Resorts Reviews -- Relaxing Southern California Retreats

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - June 08, 2016) - California ranks #1 in the nation for tourism. Northern, Central and Southern California each have their own particular characteristics, a fact that has led many people to suggest it could really be three different states. Southern California's attractions are well known -- the Hollywood glamour, the warm beaches, the surf, the sunshine. But there's another side to California and that's a more intimate, old-fashioned feel, when the area was still mostly orange groves and avocado trees as far as the eye could see. Diamond Resorts reviews its two unique properties known for immersing their visitors in a uniquely relaxing experience of old California -- Riviera Beach & Spa Resort in Capistrano Beach and Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club in the tranquil San Vicente Valley.

Made famous by the song, "When the Swallow Come Back to Capistrano," the sleepy, quaint, sun-kissed town of San Juan Capistrano grew up gradually around the colonial San Juan Capistrano Mission, established in 1769. Capistrano Beach is rich with iconic California sunshine, beautiful rolling hills dotted with oak trees and chaparral, with a seemingly endless coastline and a symphony of crashing waves. Charming shops, cultural art museums, and marine activities are all waiting to be explored -- or simply enjoy fresh seafood while watching the sunset. Diamond Resorts reviews the beachside haven on the southern end of Dana Point, Riviera Beach & Spa Resort is a relaxing hideaway that boasts stunning views of the ocean, spacious living arrangements and classic seaside appointments and furnishings. Although a comfortable home-style retreat, excellent resort-style amenities are located on site, including a sauna, spa, fitness center and a pool overlooking the sandy shores of Capistrano Beach. For a more urban experience, try the shopping and restaurants around Newport Pier, Fashion Island and Laguna Beach.

Farther south, near San Diego, is the small town of Ramona, tucked away in the San Vicente Valley. Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club by Diamond Resorts International® is surrounded by a hilly, rural setting of lush green avocado groves and fragrant eucalyptus trees, a place where roadrunners and lizards skitter across rustic horse trails. Riviera Oaks Resort & Racquet Club offers spacious one- and two-bedroom villas that are a perfect place to spend a cozy evening by the fireplace or for cooking up dinner with the family in the well-equipped kitchen. Soak up the California sunshine by the pool, relax at the day spa or venture outdoors and enjoy tennis on one of the 16 courts. Without venturing very far, one can explore the surrounding hiking trails, go on a long horseback ride, or enjoy the nearby country club with its 18-hole golf course. For a little more adventuring, the Mexican border is approximately 60 miles away, or test your luck at the nearby casino which offers slots, poker, blackjack and roulette. And the area is dotted with small wineries that make for perfectly romantic day trips.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 420 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

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