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4 Vacation Spots Less Than an Hour from Orange County

Claire Harper | November 25, 2020 | Lifestyle

These sumptuous hotels are ready to cater to your every need—from glamorous suites to stunning views to tantalizing dining selections. From Malibu to Beverly Hills, here are the four best spots to book a much-needed vacation this holiday season, all conveniently located less than an hour from O.C.


1. Malibu Beach Inn

Sitting on prime oceanfront real estate, this famed Malibu hotel boasts a package so full of opulence and indulgence that it’s simply too good to pass up. Perfect for anyone missing the fine dining experience, the Private Dining Suite package includes a stay at one of the hotel’s luxe Oceanfront Junior suites and a bespoke four-course chef’s tasting menu—customized to your preferences, of course—which can be savored from your private terrace as you watch the Pacific waves crash on the horizon. Start the evening right with a craft cocktail delivery, followed by sommelier-chosen wine pairings revealed with each new course. You’ll never look at restaurants the same way again. From $995, 22878 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu


2. Peninsula Beverly Hills

If you’re looking for a unique staycation, Peninsula Beverly Hills’ We Meet Again—The Seven Loves of The Peninsula Beverly Hills package certainly checks the box. The stay includes the option of Superior room or Superior suite accommodations, including a second night for 50% off, as well as added benefits like a credit to the hotel spa, cabana rental, or food and beverage, among many others. But the main highlight is choosing from the “Seven Loves Of...” experiences—a curation of the hotel family’s favorite moments both on and off the property—to partake in during your stay. From “Love of Food,” a chef’s tour of the rooftop garden, to “Love of Exploration,” a tour of L.A.’s top 12 most Instagram-worthy locations, to “Love of Art,” a private tour of L’Eclaireur Gallery & Concept Store in the West Hollywood Design District, this makes for a weekend getaway like none other. Superior room from $545 per night, Superior suite from $995 per night, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills


3. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Now through Dec. 31, this popular Beverly Hills go-to offers a Luxury Escape package, complete with luxury guest room or suite accommodations, boasting stunning city vistas from a private terrace, brunch for two at alfresco hot spot The Rooftop by JG, an uberexclusive welcome package and more. Added bonus: Stay between two and five nights and get complimentary valet parking. Why not extend that weekend staycation into a weeklong respite? From $795, 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills


4. La Peer Hotel

Located in West Hollywood’s most walkable neighborhood, La Peer unveils a slew of enticing deals for your much-needed hiatus. Most notably is the Summer Breeze, the epitome of opulence. Your stay starts upon arrival to your Premier King or Terrace King room where a bottle of your favorite wine or spirit awaits. For dinner, head to a one-on-one pizza-making class with the renowned chef of Viale Dei Ramoni. We recommend stopping for a cocktail at the hotel’s covered outdoor bar before heading to the rooftop for your complimentary open-air stretch with the body stretch coach. You’ll leave feeling rested, relaxed and renewed—and ready to book your next stay. From $450, 627 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood

Photography by: Courtesy of Malibu Beach Inn, Peninsula Beverly Hills, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and La Peer Hotel