If you’re looking to decompress over the holiday season, fancy a romantic getaway, have a hankering for some personal pampering or simply have a craving for a slice of scrumptious apple pie, read on. These are the best holiday escapes in and around Los Angeles, from swanky resorts and tranquil glamping retreats to island parks and maritime preserves.
The winter holiday season often means long lines at malls, crowded movie theaters and busy restaurants. Fortunately, frazzled Orange County residents looking to escape the yuletide hustle and bustle need only drive a few hours in any direction to bring back that holiday cheer. From dirt biking in the desert to buying chocolate from a Dutch boutique, these great escapes will take you off of the beaten path and down the road to holiday serenity.