Top 10 Luxury LA Weekend Getaways

Living in the city of dreams can be overwhelming at times with the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced big-city life. Lucky for us Angelinos, we are just a hop, skip and a jump from amazing weekend destinations. Take your pick at some of the most luxurious weekend escapes to rejuvenate and revitalize.

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1.) Santa Barbara

A trip up the coast to the famous Bacara Resort and Spa is a much needed escape for anyone. Enchanted nights and glamorous days by the sparkling pool await you. Bacara Resort and Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117 805.968.0100


2.) San Diego

A weekend at the Four Seasons Aviara Resort and Spa includes golf, tennis, world class spa and elegant dining. Four Seasons Aviara, 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad, CA 92001 760.603.6800

3.) Big Bear

Rent a luxury cabin from bigbearresorts.com and become one with nature. Admire the lake views, cool breezes and four season charm. bigbearresorts.com

4.) Solvang

Mellow, small town feel with big ambiance. Stay at the Hadsten House Inn and Spa for a quaint, European-inspired getaway. Relax and indulge in wine tasting, theater and great dining. Hasdsten House, 1450 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 800.457.5373

5.) Palm Springs

The longtime escape for Hollywood royalty, Palm Springs still holds the charm of yesterday. Hide out at the newly remodeled Palm Springs Riviera. A modern touch on an old favorite, this desert oasis features Spa Terre, fine dining at Circa 59 and unlimited sunshine. Riviera Resort and Spa, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.327.8311

6.) Coronado

The historic Hotel Del Coronado has embodied luxury, class and elegance since its 1888 opening. Beachside Victoria splendor graces the peaceful shores and is known as one of the top beach vacation destinations in the world. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118 1800.468.3533


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7.) Napa Valley

Terraced down a rolling hillside with views of endless vineyards, Auberge du Soleil is a jewel in Napa Valley, CA. California living is showcased at its finest with plush decor, original contemporary art, and world class dining by owner Claude Rouas. Enjoy art galleries, hiking, golf and wine tasting. Auberge du Soleil, 180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford, CA 707.967.3111


8.) San Francisco

A quick flight to Northern California unleashes a whole new perspective on California. Spend your days wandering the miles of streets, shopping for knick-knacks in Chinatown or the Fisherman's Wharf, riding cable cars and dining at Taylor's Automatic Refresher and Ponzu. Rest your head at 1 Knob Hill, at Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco. onlyinsanfrancisco.com

9.) Las Vegas

The city that never sleeps can keep you in luxury and decadence all day and night long. From drivers, villas, VIP club service and every known chef in world taking up shop in Sin City, your time in Vegas will be well spent. The new Steve Wynn tower at Encore is sure to please, as is the top celebrity chef lineup. From Chef Jet Tila (Wazazu) to Theo Schoenegger (Sinatra) your taste buds will be happy. Encore Las Vegas, 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702.770.8000

10.) Scottsdale

The picturesque Camelback Arizona Spa and Golf Resort Hotel has quickly made a name for itself as one of the top luxury hotel and spas in the world. Private patios and balconies are standard in the 453 spacious casitas, as is kitchenettes and the occasional private pool. Solitude and peace are imminent. Camelback Arizona Spa and Golf Resort Hotel, 5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85283 480.596.7040





About the Author



Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer based in Manhattan Beach, CA and Las Vegas, NV.  She specializes in travel, lifestyle and fashion. Born with restless feet, she enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for a new experience. So far she has traveled to over 37 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media. Please direct inquiries to: k@kimberlyfisher.com



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