Fodor's Expert Review Sunnylands Center & Gardens
The stunning, 25,000-square-foot winter home and retreat of the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg and his wife, Leonore, opened to the public in 2012. You can spend a whole day enjoying the 15 glorious acres of gardens, and there are guided walks, landscape tours, classes, and other programs. The history made here is as captivating as the surroundings, given that eight U.S. presidents—from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama—and their First Ladies have visited Sunnylands. Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip also relaxed here, as did Princess Grace of Monaco and Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu. Photos, art, letters, journals, and mementos provide insight.