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Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles

From Krista Simmons

Despite dwelling in a densely populated city, Angelenos take pride in our access to the great outdoors. And nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never been more of a need to escape the city. Though stay at home orders for Southern California may be ongoing right now, when they lift, a respite in the nearby deserts or mountains will definitely be in order. From Western-style guest ranches to modern coastal lodges and hot springs hideaways, here are some of our favorite weekend getaways from Los Angeles.

Cambria bike riding

Cambria, CA

The 25 Nina Freudenberger-designed rooms at the newly opened White Water (from $149 per night) check all the boxes for modern California style: retro fireplaces, indigo dyed pillows, pebble mosaic countertops, and mid-century style birch slatted headboards. The Ocean View King rooms even include outdoor soaking tubs made from powder coated stock tanks that look onto the California coastline. Sip a Negroni in the skylit lobby and enjoy the view of Cyprus tree-studded Moonstone Beach Drive, or take a walk down the two miles of coastal boardwalk, where you’ll find tide pools, surf breaks, and some of the most magical sunsets the PCH has to offer. After doing a morning meditation hike with Tula Yoga, hop on the house beach cruisers and enjoy a picnic of their excellent jambon beurre sandwiches and a bottle of Scar of the Sea pinot. Stop by to pick up snacks at the Friday farmers market, where you can also enjoy Santa Maria-style BBQ and olallieberry pie from local-favorite Linn’s, or head up to Hearst Ranch Winery for an oceanside wine tasting at their stunning outdoor tasting room.
(Three-and-a-half-hour drive from L.A.)

Read the full list from Conde Nast Traveler here.