Fodor's Expert Review Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Rancho Mirage Historic Home Fodor's Choice

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.

Historic Home Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

37–977 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, California  92270, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Historic walking tour $25; guided bird tour $39; open-air shuttle tour of grounds, $125 per shuttle (up to 6 persons); visitor center and gardens free, Closed Mon. and Tues. Closed June–mid-Sept. and during retreats

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