5 Must-Take Memorial Day Getaways For The Luxury-Loving Angeleno

If you’re looking for a last-minute getaway from L.A., here are five haute options for Memorial Day 2019 weekend! 

Montecito/Santa Barbara

Stay at: Rosewood Miramar Beach
Memorial Day Getaways 2019Photo Credit: Rosewood Miramar Beach

Head to SoCal real estate magnate Rick Carusos first hotel foray, the Rosewood Miramar Beach in picture-perfect Montecito for some much-needed relaxation this Memorial Day weekend. The Santa Barbara-adjacent 5-star is offering guests a fun-filled weekend, featuring a beach BBQ, live music, and a plethora of activities such as lawn games, ping pong, shuffleboard and bocce ball tournaments. Enjoy early-morning yoga on the sand and sunset walks along the water; lounge with a cocktail by one of the two pools, or unwind at the inspired Sense spa before hitting the nearby Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. If you’re lucky, you might even see Montecito residents Rob Lowe and Oprah Winfrey enjoying the holiday festivities there,  as well.

Rosewood Mirmamar Beach, 1759 S Jameson Ln, Montecito, CA 93108


Orange County

Stay at: Monarch Beach Resort

Memorial Day Getaways 2019Photo Credit: Monarch Beach Resort
Orange County is always a good idea, but for Memorial Day in particular, it makes our must list. And whether you just want to chill out enjoying the Pacific or want to actively do, Dana Point‘s Monarch Beach Resort is the ultimate getaway. Perched on a golden hillside overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, the resort offers health and wellness options galore at its Miraval Life in Balance Spa, oceanfront golf and haute cuisine courtesy of Chef Michael Mina. Fun-filled options include live music, a master of illusions show, fitness fun in the form of mindful meditation, aerial yoga, TRX and barre, sunrise or sunset golf, and, for newbies, golf lessons.

Monarch Beach Resort, One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629

Napa Valley

Stay at: Bardessono

Memorial Day Getaways 2019

Although it’s a bit more than a drive away, hedonists who enjoy good food, good wine and good music should head to Napa Valley for  BottleRock music festival, a three-day celebration of all three things falling over Memorial Day weekend Headliners include Imagine Dragons, Logic, OneRepublic, Syvan Esso, Neil Young, Pharrell Williams, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gary Clark Jr., Mumford & Sons, Santana, Tash Sultana and Lord Huron. Clocking in at just over eight miles away, Bardessono may not be particularly close, but if you’re looking for the closest 5-star hotel to the festival, this is an amazing option. Just a stone’s thrown away from chef Thomas Keller’s 3 Michelin starred restaurant, The French Laundry, this quiet wine country oasis is an amazing place for field-to-fork cuisine at its Lucy Restaurant & Bar, seasonal spa treatments and even a great place to find your new ride, as guests are invited to test drive the 2019 Lexus RX 450H, or the 2019 Lexus GS 450H Sedan (while also making an LS 600 HL Sedan available for around-town transfers).

Bardessono, 6526 Yount St, Yountville, CA 94599


Stay at: Ojai Valley Inn

Memorial Day Getaways 2019Photo Credit: Ojai Valley Inn

If meditation, hikes, spa and golf are your chosen vacation activities, the glorious Ojai Valley Inn should be your destination of choice. Located just northwest of Los Angeles, this stunning property is the ultimate destination for the hardcore golfer thanks to its unlimited golf package; foodies, as fresh farmer’s market-found delicacies are the fare of choice here; spa-lovers, who receive a bottle of Ojai lotion with the summer spa getaway package; and even expecting parents, who can enjoy the “Babymoon” package (which includes an expectant mother’s massage and the gift of an Indigo Boxy Backpack, hand-picked for its style and functionality, by local favorite Petunia Picklebottom).

Ojai Valley Inn, 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 

Las Vegas

Stay at: Wynn + Encore Las VegasMemorial Day Getaways 2019Photo Credit: Encore Beach Club/Barbara Kraft

When it comes to Memorial Day weekend, those who want to really celebrate will head to to the nonstop party that is Las Vegas. And what better way to celebrate than by enjoying the best in EDM music with the hottest lineup of resident DJs at The Wynn. David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, and more will descend on The Strip, from Guetta at XS Nightclub to Dylan Francis at Intrigue to Kygo at Encore Beach Club, there’s no better way to have fun in the sun (and stay in absolute luxury) during the holiday weekend. Make sure not to miss the resort’s fine dining options like Wing Lei—the first Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in the US—and Cipriani, as well as the homage to frequent Vegas-goer Ol’ Blue Eyes, Sinatra. Grab your friends and stay in the three-bedroom duplex at Encore, which includes a towering living and dining room with seating for 16, a 75-inch HDTV and two-story windows for the most dazzling views of Sin City. Each lavish bedroom includes its own marble bath. A billiard room, private massage and exercise room, guest powder room and butler’s pantry complete this opulent experience.
Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109