When home is paradise, staycations are a dream. Here’s a trio of San Diego options to wake up to.
L’Auberge Del Mar. If your rich uncle had an estate in the Hamptons, it might look like this. The ocean-view hotel’s beach-cottage-chic decor, intimate fire-pit-warmed spaces and boutique-resort amenities earned it the ranking of No. 1 hotel in Southern California in Condé Nast Traveler‘s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. L’Auberge’s hushed glamour is everywhere, from the 121 smartly appointed guest rooms to the rejuvenating sanctuary of Spa L’Auberge and innovative cuisine at Kitchen 1540, the property’s signature restaurant. With the Pacific as a backdrop, enjoy the taco trio al fresco at Coastline café, then sip specialty cocktails fireside at Bleu Bar, perched above the pool. (From $359.) 1540 Camino del Mar, Del Mar. 858.259.1515, laubergedelmar.com
Leaving the L’Auberge oasis won’t be easy. Take a private path down to the beach or walk across the street to Del Mar Plaza to pick up some sweet swag from Urban Girl Accessories. Then pop upstairs to catch the sunset over drinks and appetizers at Pacifica Del Mar. Wind down at the nearby Tasting Room, a cozy new spot for wine, beer and the dishes that pair with them best.