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LA’s Top: Best Family Staycations in Los Angeles

A staycation is a vacation spent near home rather than an airplane ride away. Why travel far from home when there are so many ideal destinations within an hour’s drive? From beachfront resorts to a desert oasis, we’ve gathered up the best family staycations in Los Angeles.

Catalina Island
Catalina Island — photo by Yvonne Condes

Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Phone: (310) 494-7891

Just minutes away from the busy bustle of Los Angeles, Terranea Resort is a 102-acre private peninsula paradise that offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Besides tons of beach days, families can hike through rolling hills, skate on an ice rink, spot a gray whale or see a dance production at an art center to fulfill the ultimate family staycation.

Venice Breeze Suites
2 Breeze Ave., Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 566-2222

The Venice Breeze Suites is an art deco-inspired hotel right on the Venice Beach boardwalk that offers a fun, fresh vibe to your family staycation. The hotel is located in a classic oceanfront building in the heart of a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, urban beach community filled with unique places to go and things to see such as the Venice Canals, Skate park, Muscle Beach, shopping, and so much more.

The Langham
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 568-3900

For a luxurious staycation, check out The Langham located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. With over 23 acres of lush gardens, historical ballrooms, and spacious guest rooms, The Langham offers a perfect escape from city life. It is close to downtown Los Angeles and many local attractions such as Universal Studios, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.

Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 651-7777

Located along the strip of seashore nicknamed “Billionaire’s Beach”, the Malibu Beach Inn is a boutique hotel that offers complete relaxation. Each of the 47 well-appointed rooms and suites has a private balcony.  You’ll also be just steps away from Malibu landmarks and high-end boutiques, rugged hiking trails that lead to wild watersports, and of course, the beach!

Pavilion Hotel — Catalina Island
513 Crescent Ave., Avalon, CA 90704
Phone: (310) 510-1788

Catalina Island is the perfect destination for a family staycation and the Pavilion Hotel is the perfect spot to call headquarters while on the island. The Pavilion Hotel is a mere 14 steps from Catalina beach and offers an extensive daily continental breakfast and a nightly wine and cheese hour during sunset fire pit side. While on the island there is so much to do for families from biking, hiking, swimming, boat tours, and everything in between.

Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier
120 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 451-0676

Located across from Santa Monica Beach and just a 5-minute walk to the Santa Monica Pier, the Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier features an outdoor heated pool (currently closed due to construction), free Wi-Fi, beach towels and bathrobes available for every room, and rental bikes.

Worth The Drive

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: (855) 697-8780

Located just about an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa offers a gorgeous stay in a 220-tree-shaded acres breathtaking resort. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa even offers “Camp Oak” for kids ages 4-12 with daily themed-based programming including outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, swimming, and more.

Pacific Edge Hotel
647 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-8566

There is no place quite like Laguna Beach for a perfect family vacation. The Pacific Edge Hotel offers the comforts of home for your entire family, along with the luxury of having the Pacific Coast right in your backyard. The Hotel’s amenities include a complimentary pack-and-play for little ones, lounge chairs, umbrellas, beach towels set for their private beach, two heated pools, a ping pong table, and free wifi throughout the hotel.

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone: (760) 438-9111

The Omni La Costa Resort and Spa is a 400-acre, 607-room megaresort near the best family-friendly San Diego attractions. It’s packed with tons of family features including large rooms, eight pools with waterslides, four on-site restaurants, and an impressive kids club. Enjoy popular nearby family attractions including LEGOLAND, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Ln., Indian Wells, CA 92210

Located just a few hours away from the cityscape of Los Angeles, the Renaissance Esmeralda is a desert oasis that caters to families. They have a shallow heated children’s pool complete with a sandbox area. While the kids splash in the water and build sand castles in the sand, you can recline in one of the many cushioned lounge chairs that surround the pool.

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