Kids are wonderful and they bring an immeasurable amount of happiness and joy to our lives. That said there are times when it is a little difficult to remember this particular perspective! Additionally, between school, after school activities and playdates, it can be challenging to remember to make time for yourself. That’s why we believe there is no better remedy than an adults only weekend getaway! First, choose your destination. Depending on whether you are craving the beach, the desert or somewhere in between. From there, decide where you would like to stay. Do you prefer a full service hotel, a spa or a cabin? Whatever your preferences may be, there is something absolutely indulgent about a quick trip where the sole purpose is to relax, unwind and have fun. Whether you spend it with your sweetie or with the girls, we believe in the power of a weekend away. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite west coast retreats for your travels. Bon Voyage!
Ojai, California is nestled into a picturesque valley long known for its natural beauty and thriving health focused and spiritual communities. Originally opened in 1923, The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is an absolute gem. As soon as you arrive you feel the quiet luxury lulling you into relaxation. Have a massage, walk the grounds or lay out by the pool because pampering yourself is a must!
Palm Springs always the right place for a quick fix of sun and fun. Sparrows Lodge is a modern, rustic retreat with roots as an old Hollywood resort. Although it is in the heart of Palm Springs, it feels more like a cabin in the woods. The spaces are so thoughtfully appointed, it feels like the home you wish you had. Stay in a garden or poolside room or go ahead book “The Cabin”. You totally deserve it!
Located in the exclusive enclave of Montecito, California is The San Ysidro Ranch. Tucked away in the foothills of the mountains with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean is where you will find the San Ysidro Ranch. Make no mistake, this is not a boots and hat kind of ranch. They call their rooms hideaways and this resort is perfect for those looking to escape reality. In fact, JFK and Jackie spent part of their honeymoon at the ranch. Need we say more?
If you have never been to the Oregon Coast, you are missing out on something truly special. Picture miles of beautiful sandy beaches, massive rock formations jutting out of the water and giant purple and orange starfish. The best way to truly enjoy this region of the Pacific Northwest is to stay in a cabin. Coastal Cabins is an intimate resort with an assortment of cabins to suit your style. The simple, yet elegant decor mix perfectly with the natural surroundings. While there, be sure to check out some of the great towns and indulge in the freshly caught seafood. Once you visit the Oregon Coast we can practically guarantee you will be back!
Sometimes you just need to smell the salty, sea air, and feel the sand beneath your feet. Shutters on the Beach can offer you all of that and quite a bit more. Shutters is the destination for those who want to get away, but might want a bit of city life mixed in. Situated in Santa Monica, California, Shutters is close to amazing shopping, museums and restaurants. Ride a bike along the beach under the California sunshine, experience the spa or enjoy one of their fabulous dining experiences. There is really no wrong choice to be made here!