Sunnylands

37977 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270- Map It
Phone: (760) 202-2222

AAA Editor Notes

Sunnylands, 37977 Bob Hope Dr., is the former estate of philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Per the couple's wishes, the property—with magnificent views of the San Jacinto Mountains—now hosts retreats for leaders focused on solving major global and national issues. Guests have included presidents, secretaries of state and royalty. The Sunnylands Center showcases the Annenberg family's philanthropic contributions to education and the arts; it features art from their collection and an orientation film as well as kiosks, panels and videos. A 9-acre garden with 1.25 miles of paths enhances the appeal of the grounds. The 1966 mid-century modern estate is filled with many works of art, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Andrew Wyeth, that they had collected. China, furniture, glass, porcelain and silver items also are on view. Guided tours are available.
Center free. Estate tour $45; reservations are required.
Hours: Center and gardens Thurs.-Sun. 8:30-4. Ninety-minute estate tours depart Thurs.-Sun. every 15 minutes 9:15-10:15, 11:15-noon and 1:30-2:30; guests meet at the center and are shuttled to the house. Estate tour tickets are made available for purchase in monthly blocks on the 15th of each month.