(Los Angeles, California): It's time to bring on the vacation vibe! Don't wait till the weekend. What better way to feel like you are on vacation than with dinner and drinks in a restaurant that has a vacation vibe. Therefore, we have compiled this list of 5 establishments where you can pretend that you are on vacation for a few hours or even spend the day! The best thing about these restaurants is you don't have to travel far from Los Angeles.
Poolside dinner & a movie at JW Marriott
This new pop-up cinema has been a mainstay for socially distant fun during the last few months.
With classic movies on the screen, JW Marriott offers outdoor seating on the rooftop pool deck. There is full bar service, and each ticket includes a two-course meal, unlimited soft drinks, and popcorn.
Additionally, there is an option to upgrade to their "Overnight package." Extend your visit with the package, which includes two tickets to Dinner & a Movie, a deluxe guestroom, complimentary valet parking, early noon check-in, and late 4 pm checkout.
It sounds like the perfect way to spend a day and feel like you are on vacation! Bookings at Eventbrite.
JW Marriott Los Angeles, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California.
Caravan Swim Club
Join Caravan Swim Club at The Hotel June for an all-day poolside celebration.
The resort offers a chance for a daycation with their day pass. Book at ResortPass. The day pass includes an all-day pool pass, access to the outdoor heated pool, poolside food and drinks service from the Caravan Swim Club (Wed-Sun), complimentary wifi, and valet parking available for only $8.
They also have a live DJ and specialty cocktails on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The lush Baja-inspired pool deck and two-story outdoor restaurant and bar will surely make feel like you are on vacation and bring on those feel-good vibes. Mimosa anyone?
The Hotel June, 8639 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. www.thehoteljune.com.
THEBlvd Restaurant and Lounge at Beverly Wilshire
Treat yourself to a dining experience at Beverly Wilshire. With legendary views of Rodeo Drive, THEBlvd Restaurant and Lounge offers specialized California Cuisine under airy lofty ceilings or out on our patio overlooking world-famous Rodeo Drive.
Besides offering a curated selection of wine, beer, and fanciful cocktails, THEBlvd Restaurant features Ruinart champagne.
With a perfect location, you don't have to travel far to indulge in some shopping while you are there.
9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California. More information at theblvdrestaurant.com.
Coast Beach cafe and bar at Shutters on the Beach
This Santa Monica cafe offers casual beachfront dining and you can sit right on the promenade. The best thing about it is the stunning Pacific Ocean views.
Take the day off work, head to the beach, dine with ocean views, and indulge in chilled chardonnay or cocktails and a seafood platter.
If you want to make it a weekend retreat, your vacation vibe will be complete with a staycation in one of the oceanfront rooms.
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California. Bookings - shuttersonthebeach.com.
The French Laundry
Ok, this one you will likely want to combine with a bit of travel and a road trip. But we had to add this Californian restaurant which was recently awarded the No. 1 best fine dining restaurant in the United States.
And with last year being a challenging year for travel, now is an excellent time to treat yourself.
Voted No.1 by travelers on Tripadvisor for the "Best Fine Dining Restaurant" in the United States, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, is a restaurant on many people's bucket lists.
Options for dining include dining in the historic dining room or the courtyard. There are also private dining options available. Prices start from $350 per person (service included) for appetizers and nine courses. There are two tasting menus: the Chef's Tasting (this includes oysters, caviar, halibut, duck, black truffle, prime rib of lamb, Japanese wagyu, Dungeness crab, and a selection of desserts.) and the Tasting of Vegetables.
"After previously having the joy of dining at The French Laundry, it is a thrill to say that on our most recent visit, the experience was better than ever! The meal was absolutely exquisite in every way. The "supplements" were truly incredible — well worth the splurge." - Herbert1952, Tripadvisor, 2020.
The French Laundry, 6640 Washington St, Yountville, California.
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