We may have 284 days of sunshine in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t stop the SBP team from squeezing every last drop out of summer. So before school starts up again in a few weeks, we’re making the most of the season with sweet daycations. Yup, you read that right. Instead of packing up the car for a weekend getaway, we’re kicking back with day passes at these four hotels. Companies like Resort Pass and Dayaxe are finally making it a whole lot easier to escape without breaking the bank.
Fairmont Miramar | Santa Monica
Who wouldn’t want to chill poolside while just steps from the golden sands of Santa Monica? A day pass to Fairmont Miramar (which is just $20 per person) gives you access to their beautiful heated outdoor pool, fitness center and spa. And when the sunset hits? Head over to The Bungalow for a margarita. It’s a real slice of summertime magic.
Belmond El Encanto | Santa Barbara
If you’re looking to escape the LA summer heat, look no further than Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara. The nightly rate at this iconic five-star hotel is pretty steep, so a $50 day pass is a gosh darn good deal. Take advantage of their zero-edge swimming pool, relaxation lounge with soothing water therapies, full-service spa where you can indulge in luxurious treatments and more.
La Peer Hotel | West Hollywood
La Peer Hotel is one of the chicest new additions to West Hollywood, but if you’re not down for an overnight stay, a day trip is the next best thing. For just 20 bucks you can get pool and fitness center access with complimentary wine at happy hour, or you can up the ante with a VIP poolside cabana for a mere 40 bucks per person, giving you your own little nook with lounge chairs, fruit, a bottle of bubbly and more.
Lido House | Newport Beach
Sometimes a trip down to Newport Beach is just what the doctor ordered. But if you can’t leave the little ones at home for the weekend, head down to Lido House—one of the best new hotels that pairs classic Cape Cod style with a modern vibe. Whether you go for the basic day pass, VIP Poolside Cabana or VIP Premium Cabana, you’re sure to have an epic summer day á la East Coast. A word from the wise, though—the premium option gives you a whole lot of perks.