The Mediterranean-inspired HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA only looks Spanish. The new resort’s activities are as Orange County — and plentiful — as they come, from boogie boards and bikes on the beach to 11 area golf courses, a spa specializing in hydrotherapy, and a restaurant that evokes a vintage long-board factory. Rooms from $199. (714) 698-1234,

The architects behind Vegas’ Paris hotel designed the 1930s-ish outpost BARONA VALLEY RANCH RESORT on Barona tribal land near San Diego. Which perhaps explains the lakeside wedding chapel and sprawling casino, in addition to the water wheel and restored barn. Golfweek magazine already deemed the on-site golf course fourth best in the greens-famed state. From $79. (888) 722-7662,