How To Have the Best Staycation in LA

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If you are lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, you have one of the world’s most exciting destinations at your doorstep. While most people look abroad when planning their vacations, you’ve got everything you need for the perfect staycation in LA.

You may be thinking of boarding a cruise ship to explore Ensenada from the sea or jet setting to Spain. Before you do- consider the staycation worthy to do’s right in your backyard. Whether you’re new to Los Angeles or a native, explore the delights of the City of Angels with these ideas for the best staycations in LA.

Beach times

You don’t need to go anywhere to have the perfect beach vacation in LA. A short drive south brings you to Manhattan Beach, a world away from the hustle and bustle. There are some wonderful restaurants and places to stay right on the seafront. 

Alternatively, head down to Malibu, where you can pitch a tent right on the beach. Stretch out on the golden sands by day, then sleep under the stars at night for an incredibly memorable experience. 

Weekend of culture

Downtown LA is a remarkable hub of culture, arts, and foodie delights. Still, it is often underappreciated in a city that can sometimes feel like a collection of suburbs joined by boulevards. 

Nothing says staycation in LA better than getting out of your apartment. Book a night or two at a fancy hotel like Hotel Indigo. Don’t miss their ‘Underground LA Tour.’ This takes you below the Prohibition-era tunnels and speakeasies that still criss-cross the city. Explore the amazing contemporary art galleries in the Downtown Arts District, and finish your day off with a gourmet meal at one of LA’s extraordinarily inventive restaurants, like Otium, Broken Spanish or Majordomo.

Outdoor adventures

Getting out of the city and going back to nature is incredibly easy when you live in LA. The city is surrounded by spectacular scenery and some of the most impressive landscapes in California. Enjoying the wonders of nature is a great way to spend a staycation in LA. 

Head out to El Capitan Canyon, where you can enjoy everything that the natural without giving up the comforts of the city. Glamping in one of the amazing safari tents is a great way to camp in style and luxury.

Glitz and glamor

The real attraction of LA is of course its high life…and you can experience all this over a weekend. Head to the Hollywood Hills and hang out at the exclusive Everly hotel. There you can enjoy its gorgeous 5th-floor rooftop pool and cocktail bar. Hit up Melrose Avenue for some retail therapy. Finish it off with an afternoon of pampering and relaxation at one of LA’s amazing day spas. 

Treat yourself to a staycation in your hometown, and rediscover the magic and style of Los Angeles. You may find you never want to vacation anywhere else again!


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