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