If you’re after a holiday in the sun with a difference (and your somewhere in California!) try Palm Springs. Although the water might be in a pool instead of an ocean, you still get sand but also the bonus of being in a town full of great mid century architecture.
The Ace Hotel is where you need to stay if you want relaxed days and swinging nights – nightly activities include bingo and karaoke. The Parker is more for the restrained type, with Croquet, tennis and Pimms.