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Yvonne Condes

Yvonne Condes is the Co-Founder of She is a Los Angeles Mom of 2, former newspaper reporter, and occasional marathoner. You can find her at her personal Latina blog and instagram at @YvonneInLA.

My favorite place to stay, and also my family’s, is the Omni’s Rancho Las Palmas. Rancho Las Palmas is in Rancho Mirage and it’s perfect for families. It has a lazy river where you and your kids can float around on an inner tube all day, water slides, and a sandy beach for little kids. The water park area is near a nice size pool with plenty of lounge chairs.

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Most dogs love the beach. Running in the sand and water while the sea air blows through their fur would make any dog’s day. We’ve rounded up a list of The Best Dog Friendly Beaches in Southern California from Carmel to Malibu to San Diego where it’s easy to bring man’s best friend along for an adventure.

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