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Jun 03, 2020

8 LA Staycation Ideas To Do This Summer

Calling all Angelenos! If you’re feeling a little restless, it may just be the perfect time for a quick weekend getaway. We’ve come up with some awesome LA staycation ideas that are sure to fulfill your wanderlust. Los Angeles is known as a destination city, making it the perfect place to “get away” without really getting away. In LA, we’re lucky to be close to just about everything! We’ve got the ocean, mountains, countless shopping and dining hubs, and some of the most famed hotels in the country, so don’t worry about finding something that fits your interests. Ready for your staycation? Check out our list of some unique and entertaining LA staycation ideas. 

Get outdoorsy with a trip to Big Bear Lake

Nature lovers, this one’s for you. While many Los Angeles residents love taking trips to Big Bear Lake in the winter for powder-white snow for skiing, this getaway is picture-perfect in the summer! Kayaking, horse riding, and hiking are just a few of the activities you’ll find here this summer – think of it like your favorite summer camp, except you can book a cozy Instagram-worthy cabin and bring along a bottle of wine (or two!).

Zen weekend in Silverlake

Take a walk on the east side, and enjoy a week up in the hills and go coffee shop hopping in the trendy Silverlake area! If you’re staying in an Airbnb, make sure it comes equipped with a kitchen so you can cook up something fresh and organic with ingredients from the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market. If you’re lucky to score a place with a rooftop deck or outdoor patio spot, take advantage of the gorgeous view from up high and don’t miss out on that iconic LA sunset.

Cozy up in a Venice Beach Bungalow

We’ve never had a day in Venice that we didn’t like. Find yourself a unique boho-chic home to cozy up in and explore all of Venice’s wonders. From dining in restaurants with the finest ambience and shopping at trendy local shops to barcycling your way around town, this fun area never disappoints.

Get out of the city 

Rent an Airbnb in a suburb of LA that you’ve never been to before! We recently spent a weekend in Balboa Island, and just mixing it up from our usual walk routes and takeout spots felt like a much-needed getaway. While you are at it, drive up to Malibu and hike Tuna Canyon! It’s not too crowded, and you’ll get a stunning view of the coastline at the top. Don’t forget your mask!


(image via @bevhillshotel)

Book an overnight stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Iconic palm prints, pops of pink everywhere, poolside cocktails, facials at the spa…need we go on? There’s a reason why “The Pink Palace” is such an icon in Los Angeles. If you’ve never been, this summer is the perfect time to cross it off your bucket list! This is the ultimate “treat yourself” staycation in Los Angeles.

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