Their family getaway kicked off under a gorgeous desert sunset at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. Perched high above Greater Palm Springs on a mountainside bluff, the stunning resort set the stage for a relaxing family vacation.

Inside the stone-accented lobby, the family was greeted by attentive staff that took care of every detail. The kids’ eyes lit up as a staff member wheeled out a wagon filled with stuffed animals, letting Gia and Nico each pick one to keep.

After settling into their suite, Mario’s mom, Elvia, took the kids to enjoy the resort’s family pool. Meanwhile, Mario and Courtney shared a glass of wine by the firepit as the sun set behind the San Jacinto Mountains. After a busy workweek in Los Angeles, the parents toasted to kick off their well-deserved family getaway.

“When I’m looking for a resort, I want to feel like I’m really being taken away and a million miles from home,” Mario says. “What’s great about [The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage] is you really don’t have to leave if you don’t want to.”

“It’s a beautiful property,” Mario adds. “My family and I loved it.”