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If you’re itching for a little vacay but don’t feel like skipping town, you’re in total luck. We may be biased, but we’re pretty sure Los Angeles is one of the best locales (lest we say in the world?) for an unmatched urban retreat. From the pristine coastline of Malibu to the buzzing vibrancy of DTLA, there are countless boutique gems and hotels to choose from for your most epic date night yet. Whether you want a beachy or sophisticated city vibe, sneak a peek at our favorite L.A. getaways to completely win the date-night-overnight game.
A chilled-out beach house meets contemporary boutique hotel, the Surfrider
is amongst the trendiest spots in L.A. right now. Located opposite the Malibu Pier, the 20 rooms are designed to reflect the rich heritage of California surf culture, complete with killer natural details for a totally relaxing getaway. And, better yet, only guests have access to the incredible rooftop restaurant (where everything is organic, sustainable, and locally sourced, of course).
If it’s a hip hotel in the heart of Hollywood that you’re looking for, Mama Shelter
is absolutely it. The chic, modern hotspot has 70 rooms with a laid-back vibe that’ll transport you to the 70s — with a bohemian rooftop restaurant, to boot. Drink up epic views of the Hollywood sign and delicious margs for the ultimate date night.
For a classy getaway to the coast, Terranea Resort
serves up the best in the biz. Perched on the breathtaking Palos Verdes peninsula, the hotel boasts a sublime Mediterranean-esque setting with luxury bungalows and casitas for an unrivaled city escape. Be sure to book a couple’s massage, lounge poolside all day with some chilled rosé, and indulge in a romantic dinner at Mar’Sel.
Hailing from New York City, with the same sophistication to match, is Los Angeles’ newest NoMad Hotel
. Set within the historic, 1920s-era Giannini Place building in DTLA, NoMad balances the soul of the Neoclassical landmark with a contemporary design sensibility — giving rise to a stellar cosmopolitan escape. Be sure to snag a reservation at the renowned Restaurant for dinner, too (and yes
, it really is elegant enough to be so bluntly named).
Calamigos Guest Ranch
If you want to make a break for the countryside but can’t muster more than a weekend to get out of L.A., Calamigos Guest Ranch
in Malibu is your saving grace. Nestled into the Santa Monica Mountains, the property features luxurious yet rustic cottages, bungalows, and estate rooms across almost 200 acres — an inimitably natural sanctuary. So, whether you choose to kick back by the pool, do a wine tasting in the vineyard, or head to their exclusively owned Beach Club, Calamigos serves up a date-night-overnight that’ll have you coming back time and time again.