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Go west, young man, to California’s alluring new property. The Marina Dunes Resort rests on more than 15 acres of coastal sanctuary, surrounded by sand dunes and pristine beaches, all a short drive from Monterey and Carmel. Each room offers panoramic views and easy access to the beach, along with fireplaces and hot tubs on every deck. From $199. (877) 944-3863, www.marinadunes.com