The beloved Italian island of Capri, frequented by both Augustus and Mariah Carey (he a former Roman emperor, she a contemporary R&B queen), is now within commoners' reach with San Diego's Capri by the Sea, a stateside substitute that gives the real thing a run for its lira.
Enjoy la dolce vita in our spacious, modern one- and two-bedroom condos. Serving up panoramic views through double-sliding oceanfront doors, the abode is complemented by modern, clean, comfy décor.
Wake up to the sound of crashing waves, then cook breakfast in your fully appointed kitchen. It's likely to be bellisima outside, so head downstairs and step directly onto the boardwalk that runs along this famous stretch of Pacific Beach.
It's oh-so-European to bike everywhere, but give it a Cali twist as you flip-flop your way through the area while soaking up that famous sunshine and checking out sumptuous coastal homes.
Then hop on a bike or strap on some roller blades for a refreshing jaunt up to La Jolla. You're also perfectly situated to get wild at SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo—just bring an extra set of clothes in case you're in the splash zone at the ever-popular Shamu show.
Back at your seaside retreat, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or head up to the rooftop terrace for a breathtaking sunset—then whip up a mouthwatering meal on the provided grill, or stroll over to local restaurants and bars.
Bravo! You've just found a piece of paradise without the plane ticket.