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All inclusive resorts

Gladstone, MO
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All inclusive resorts

If you know of any all inclusive resorts in California, would you let me know the name or info on them?

San Diego
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1. Re: All inclusive resorts

Sorry, We don't have all inclusives here in California.

The only ones I know are in Mexico.

San Francisco...
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2. Re: All inclusive resorts

They are popular in the Caribbean or Mexico I also don't know of any in the US.

Ive been to both the Caribbean and Mexico many times and once stayed at an AI, never again.

Anaheim, California
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3. Re: All inclusive resorts

Due to California's Liquor Laws, you won't find an "All Inclusive" resort that includes Alcoholic beverages. Heck the Casinos in California can't offer free alcoholic drinks to players.

But I know the Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs has a "traditional Full American Plan", which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

http://www.smoketreeranch.com/

Another option is a cruise from the Southern California area, for example, Carnival Cruises has a short term trip (3 or 4 days) that goes to Baja California and back (the 4 day adds Avalon on Catalina Island), once again all meals, but you still have to pay for most of your alcoholic drinks (they do offer a few for free, such as the opening welcome party).

carnival.com/cms/…

Hope that helps.

Edited: 22 November 2011, 16:08
Washington State
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4. Re: All inclusive resorts

How about some type of "Health Retreat" (lose weight, kick bad habits, learn to cook healthfully, etc.) or a horse-centered "Dude Ranch"?

Google just yielded these results for me:

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa cal-a-vie.com/html/content.cfm?CID=1116 in San Diego County

Oaks at Ojai oaksspa.com/home.htm

Dude Ranches ranchweb.com/ranch-vacation-search… (Guest Ranch in Bridgeport, Rankin Ranch in Caliente, + more)

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By a broad definition of "All Inclusive", I think these qualify.

Lassen National...
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5. Re: All inclusive resorts

That would open a lot of possibilities PacificNWFamily. Are you thinking of a beach setting brneyes5925?

Cavello Point comes to mind too: http://www.cavallopoint.com/

Anaheim, California
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6. Re: All inclusive resorts

OK, the Term "All Inclusive Resort" in the Travel Industry is fairly specific.

allinclusiveoutlet.com/news/…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-inclusive_resort

For one upfront price, you get all the following including all taxes and tips as part of the package.

Accommodations (aka your room)

Meals, minimum of three meals a day. Either Table Service or Buffet, or a combination of the two.

Drinks, which means non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic. (There are some limits, most don't include Top-Shelf Liquor)

Activities and Entertainment, while some might have fees, most activities should be free.

So if the OP is looking for that type of package, I would think Mexico or the Caribbean would be a good match for ocean front and similar weather.

Gladstone, MO
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7. Re: All inclusive resorts

I don't know if I am "repeating" myself or not, but I hadn't finished writing this, and it took off.

First I want to thank everyone for responding to my question. Yes, I have been to the Caribbean/Mexico/Hawaii cruising about 12 times, but wanted to do something different, only in the states.

Yes, I would love to find a beach area here in the states for an all inclusive, but ONLY during March, when it is STILL COLD here in Kansas City.

Anaheim, California
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8. Re: All inclusive resorts

Once again, you are NOT going to find an All-Exclusive Resort in the United States.

Some Hotels/Resorts might offer package deals that would include the room, some meals (up to three a day) and maybe some discounts on activities. Of course, you would be expected to tip, and pay for your drinks.

Many of these Hotels will offer multiple packages and rates, so you would have to shop around.

San Francisco
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9. Re: All inclusive resorts

Just love it when people don't read an entire post =>

March along the beach in California is not warm. The desert areas would be warmer - but, of course, no beach.

Someone above suggested the Oaks at Ojai. That is one place I could never recommend (see my review). Basically the place is a pit. Anyone interested in that form of accomodation should look at Rancho La Puerta just across the US border in Mexico.

Washington State
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10. Re: All inclusive resorts

I listed The Oaks as something that came up on Google; I wasn't recommending it. My intention was to 'think outside the box' with respect to an AI resort. These 'Health Resorts' and 'Dude Ranches' offer 3 meals, non alcoholic drinks, lodging, & daily activities.

San Diego will definitely be warmer than Kansas City and has beaches.

brneyes5925 ~ is this what you want?

- in the US (contiguous US? You mention that you've been to Hawaii and then say you want to do something different.)

- on a beach

- warmer than Kansas City in March

- all-inclusive (not sure what you really mean by this. Do you want unlimited access to alcohol? A kids club experience for children? Cooking lessons, volleyball, and such? Food available 24/7?)