Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to plan that much-needed escape with (or from) your family and friends.
And whether your idea of the perfect extended weekend involves sampling reserve vintages in the wine country, dining al fresco beachside, or swimming in the same pool made famous by silver screen icon Marilyn Monroe, California has you covered for almost every type of perfect getaway.
Here are five of our favorite California specials to make your Memorial Day Weekend a memory of a lifetime.
The chic beachfront Mar Monte Hotel is the reincarnation of Santa Barbara’s first resort, the historic 1930s Vista Mar Monte. The hotel is fresh off the completion of the final phase of a multi-million-dollar reimagination which preserved the property’s storied ambiance while adding modern amenities. The three acres of grounds include 200 rooms and suites, two new food and beverage concepts, and, of course, their famed pool. Just steps from the beach and the famed Funk Zone, you’ll have plenty of options this Memorial Day Weekend at the Mar Monte Hotel. You can book your special Memorial Day Weekend getaway at the Mar Monte Hotel here.
The picturesque Flamingo Resort in Sonoma Wine Country is just a short drive from San Francisco, but its lush landscaping, oversized central pool, and 14 spacious poolside suites make this resort the perfect weekend escape. Recent renovations include redesigned guest rooms and the Lazeaway Club indoor-outdoor restaurant. The Find Your Oasis travel deal offers guests a $25 daily resort credit for use in the restaurant, bar, or spa. Rates start at $384 and you can book your stay at the Flamingo Resort here.
The Mission Pacific Hotel is located in the quintessential San Diego surfing town of Oceanside. The sophisticated yet unpretentious property will appeal to travelers who want a five-star experience but without the high-brow snootiness. When you’re not surfing, walking the pier just steps from the property, or lounging poolside, be sure to visit Valle, the new restaurant helmed by executive chef Roberto Alcocer of Malva in Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe. Rates start at $319 per night and you can book your Memorial Day Weekend getaway at the Mission Pacific Hotel here.
Why bother with downtown when you can head west to the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach. Hop on the property bikes for a quick ride to the beach or even to the Del Amo Fashion Center located just next door. Of course, with the hotel’s onsite restaurant 21 Square Bar + Kitchen with its renowned selection of hyper-local craft brews, you might not want to leave the hotel at all. And for Memorial Day, the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach is hosting their unofficial kick-off to summer with an old-fashioned barbeque cookout featuring burgers, hot dogs, Mexican corn, and fresh locally sourced spring salads.
What better place to celebrate Memorial Day the Hollywood way than by lounging beside the pool made famous by Marilyn Monroe in her very first swimsuit photo shoot. Those more familiar with modern times might recognize the Hollywood Roosevelt from E! annual live Academy Awards broadcasts. Guests who book with the code GETITALL receive daily complimentary breakfast for two and valet parking. You can book your special Memorial Day Weekend getaway at the Hollywood Roosevelt here.