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4 Splendid Staycation Spots from Orange County to San Diego

Chandler Presson | October 29, 2020 | Lifestyle

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From Orange County to San Diego, these resorts are open and ready to host your next weekend getaway.

1. Balboa Bay Resort

Considering its prime waterfront location and top-tier dining options, Balboa Bay Resort has rightfully earned four stars from Forbes Travel Guide for the fourth year in a row. If you’re due for a visit, check out A&O Kitchen+Bar’s new cocktail menu and outdoor bottle service, which offers packages from $300 to $10,000. If you prefer a single sipper, try the bourbon-spiked Balboa Boulevard or tequila-tinged Goji Candy cocktails. 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach

2. La Valencia Hotel

For a cultural respite, head to La Valencia Hotel, where ocean views and old-school charm have been delighting its elite visitors (think Hollywood A-listers) for over 90 years. Dubbed the “Pink Lady” thanks to its bright exterior, the hotel is now offering pool day passes (from $50) for the first time in its history; a new weekend bubbly brunch featuring Veuve Clicquot; and the opportunity to book a room for the day (from $75) via its Offices by the Ocean package. 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla

3. Montage Laguna Beach

Adults aren’t the only ones in need of a staycation. Now, kids experiencing remote learning can work hard and play hard via Montage Laguna Beach’s recently debuted Montage Academy. The resort-based back-to-school program allows parents to get some much-needed R&R while children ages 6 to 17 attend an all-day monitored study hall followed by elective activities like yoga, archery, tide pool tours and more. 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach

4. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Situated on 45 secluded acres, this Rancho Santa Fe property instantly transports guests from SoCal to the Mediterranean. The Relais & Châteaux resort focuses on a holistic experience through its highly rated fitness and wellness programs. For the ultimate respite, opt for the all-inclusive Autumn Sanctuary package featuring a Valencia suite with a private outdoor soaking tub and fireplace, three meals per day, a one-hour massage and more. 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe



Photography by: Courtesy of La Valencia Hotel