Fall may not usher in the traditional East Coast-style changing of the seasons in Southern California,
but that’s no reason not to celebrate its arrival. Newport Beach’s only five-star resort, Pelican Hill, is leading the way, welcoming autumn through a series of cultural events, including its annual Festa dell’Autunno. On the menu at the four-day event: Michelin-starred guest chef dinners, Italian Street Festa and a children’s Carnevale dei Bambini (Oct. 8-11). Alternatively, sign up for an art and architecture tour of the property or indulge in one of the resort’s afternoon tea parties, while enjoying sweet and savory Italian-inspired bites—a British tradition given an Italian twist, naturally. 22701 Pelican Hill Rd. S., Newport Coast, 855-315-8214; pelicanhill.com. • SUSIE DRAFFAN.
Edited by JENNY MURRAY.