(credit: Hotel Del Coronado)

(credit: Hotel Del Coronado)


When you’re a parent, your days to get away from the kids are few and far between. However, they are necessary, just so you can have some time to do the things you can’t do as much as you’d like because you’re minding the kids. If you get the chance to get away from the kids (no, it doesn’t mean you don’t love them), try these places to help you relax and enjoy your limited time without little ones in tow.
(credit: South Coast Winery Resort and Spa)

(credit: South Coast Winery Resort and Spa)


South Coast Winery
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 587-9463
www.wineresort.com

As a parent, sometimes you need nothing more than a little time away from your kids so you can relax and do some of the things you don’t often get to enjoy. South Coast Winery is an amazing option. Obviously, the wine tasting is a good draw, particularly since this winery won an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2013. The tastings are reasonably priced too. Beyond that, a spa is also on site at South Coast, so you can get a massage to make your day even more relaxing. If you need a place to stay in the area, contact Embassy Suites at (951) 676-5656.

(credit: Glen Ivy)

(credit: Glen Ivy)


Glen Ivy Spa
25000 Glen Ivy Road
Corona, CA 92883
(888) 453-6489
www.glenivy.com

Glen Ivy is a one-stop destination for a lot of the things you want to enjoy when you’re away from your kids. You can get a massage, including a couple’s massage in a private room, or an outdoor massage. Glen Ivy also has a lot of treatments from nail and skin care to aromatherapy. It even offers an option where you can get a hydrating mask in the grotto. While all of those things are relaxing, you can also enjoy a meal without having to worry whether or not your kids are going to like what’s on the table. Glen Ivy definitely has your remedy.

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(credit: JW Marriott)


JW Marriott Resort Springs and Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-2211
www.marriott.com

The point of a parents’ getaway is to just relax without kids demanding your attention every second of the day. You can accomplish this by hanging out out by the pool or by playing some golf at the JW Marriott Resort Springs and Spa, which offers you plenty of opportunities for both of those. This resort doesn’t just have a swimming pool, but a complex of swimming pools with food and beverage service as well as two 18-hole golf courses for you to get your golf fix. In other words, The JW Marriot Resort will help you achieve your goal of a relaxing day.

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(credit: Lucha VaVoom)

(credit: Lucha VaVoom)


Lucha VaVoom (at Mayan Theater)
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 746-4674
www.luchavavoom.com

A weekend getaway is great, but if you only have a night away from the kids, Lucha VaVoom is a great option. This event happens maybe once a quarter and it is unlike any other event you will find anywhere. When you go to Lucha VaVoom, you will see Mexican wrestling (including matches with minis) and some of the sexiest burlesque dancers around. Add to that the comedy of the announcers and what you have is one unique night out.

(credit: Hotel Del Coronado)

(credit: Hotel Del Coronado)


Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 435-6611
www.hoteldel.com

Hotel del Coronado is a great destination because it truly feels like you’re going on vacation even though you’re only going to San Diego. Close to golf courses and Petco Park, where the Padres play, Hotel Del Coronado is a resort which is right on the water and offers breathtaking views. If you happen to love the beach, The “Beach and Breakfast” option allows you to start your day with breakfast on the beach and just remain there all day. The hotel also offers a spa package to enjoy with your partner while you’re away from the kids.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.