If you’re looking for a getaway with outstanding golf, beaches, and much more, Loreto offers a laid-back alternative to Cabo. A small town along the Sea of Cortez in the Sierra de la Giganta, it has its own airport, and it’s a Pueblo Magico, a title given exclusively to Mexican towns for their remarkable cultural authenticity, heritage, and charm. The historical center is incredibly picturesque, with colonial buildings like the 17th-century Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto, and just a short drive away is the breathtaking TPC Danzante Bay Golf at the Islands of Loreto. The 18-hole masterpiece boasts jaw-dropping views over Loreto Bay National Park, lush valleys, arroyos, dunes, and cactus-dotted foothills. When you’re ready to play in the crystal-clear turquoise water, enjoy everything from swimming and snorkeling to kayaking and some of the world’s best whale watching in the winter.