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Best Places To Go On A Luxurious Weekend In Los Angeles

November 9, 2013 4:00 AM

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(credit: Terranea Resort)

(credit: Terranea Resort)

(credit: The Spa At Terranea Resort)

(credit: The Spa At Terranea Resort)


Fall is in the air and that calls for weekend outings to enjoy the changing season. Los Angeles has many touristy attractions, but it is the insider’s knowledge that helps you discover a luxurious weekend adventure in your hometown.
(credit: Terranea Resort)

(credit: Terranea Resort)


Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800
www.terranea.com

Just a short drive to Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea is the gift of tranquility removed from all of the hustle and bustle of the big city. Nestled into the resort’s 102-acre secluded peninsula, you enter an island surrounded by the serene waves of the Pacific Ocean featuring views of Catalina Island. A Mediterranean getaway, Terranea allows you to unwind as the rooms, suites and residential bungalows (Casitas and Villas) come equipped with luxurious amenities. The resort also features an exquisite spa and award-winning nine-hole, par-three golf course, ocean-view swimming pools and several restaurants, bars and cafes to tend to all of your holiday needs.

(photo credit: Thinkstock)

(photo credit: Thinkstock)


Temecula Wines
34567 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 699-6961
www.temeculawines.org

Whether you’re looking for a romantic day trip or a weekend, the 35,000 acres of vineyards will take your breath away. The serene and stunning landscape that makes up Temecula’s wine country will make you feel transported to the South of France rather than a short drive from Los Angeles. With more than 35 wineries to visit, Temecula Wines offers several ways for you to enjoy your visit. Choose from a self-guided wine tour or a planned trip using one of the wineries’ transportation partners. There are several options for lodging and the exquisite cuisine will make your mouth water from just reading the menu.

Related: Quirky Weekend Getaways

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(credit: London, West Hollywood)


The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 854-1111
www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

A stay-cation in Los Angeles may translate into a weekend out on the town for locals. The London West Hollywood will not disappoint even your highest city-dwelling expectations. Fusing together the urbane sophistication of its city namesake with the SoCal “cool” vibe, The London West Hollywood features spacious rooms, cuisine prepared for by the iconic Gordon Ramsay culinary team and a rooftop pool that puts all panoramic views of the city to shame. Complimentary to all guests is Gordon Ramsay’s signature Breakfast Table and hotel amenities that answer every one of your whims.

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(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)


TMZ Hollywood Celebrity Hot Spot Tours
Various locations throughout Los Angeles
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(855) 486-9868
www.tmz.com

In true Hollywood fashion, you’ll get your fill on the latest A-lister gossip when you hop on the TMZ bus. Enjoy your hometown through the eyes of a tourist and find out the latest hot spots of your favorite celebrities and their multimillion dollar homes. The tour takes you through the streets of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and down Sunset Strip. Shop, dine and hang out where both starlets and leading men are frequently photographed and then featured on TMZ.com. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. run through until 5:30 p.m. Each guided tour is two hours long.

Related: Must-See Attractions for an LA Staycation

(credit: Hotel Erwin)

(credit: Hotel Erwin)


Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Ave
Venice Beach, CA. 90291
(310) 452-1111
www.hotelerwin.com

Venice Beach has become a very chi-chi spot to be, especially when you are looking to escape the 405 traffic rat race. Featuring an eclectic elegance, the Hotel Erwin is a boutique beach hotel within steps of the sand. You will be impressed with the array of local art featured at the 200-room hotel as well as modern decor that envelops each room. For happy hour, try Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails for one of the Garden of Venice cocktails featuring Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, St. Germain, fresh basil and lemon. Or, stop by the open-air, rooftop lounge, High, and taste the smoked tilapia quesadilla.

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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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