A quick escape in the city–look to the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey. This hotel will pull out all the stops for you, from luxury accommodations, relaxing Marina views, beautiful pool and spa amenities, and only a 30 minute drive out of Los Angeles, this is the perfect staycation.
I would recommend 1-2 night stay, there is not an exorbitant amount of sightseeing or touring of the city that needs to be accomplished.
If you prefer to not dine at the Ritz, there is a Ruth’s Chris within .7 mile a short walk or drive, on your way–stop at The Warehouse for a drink. This Bali themed casual restaurant is refreshingly unique and has excellent views of the Marina. Overall you will definitely be leaving the Ritz refreshed and ready to tackle another work week.
In addition to my article, please see fellow writers below. Offering additional tips on how to escape in LA.
Where to Stay in Los Angeles Like a Local
Written by Zack Davisson
Zack is a recovering technical recruiter who traded in his suit and tie in Silicon Valley for salsa music and a passion for writing in Medellin, Colombia. When not writing for AllTheRooms you can find Zack with his nose in a book, puttering around nature, or getting ultra-competitive while watching Jeopardy.
LA is way more than just Los Angeles. In fact, when many outsiders think of Los Angeles they conjure up images of movie sets, beaches, and iconic hillside buildings and signs, but many of these actually fall outside of the official borders drawn for the city of Los Angeles. For outsiders, Los Angeles becomes the label for all of Los Angeles County and the sights belonging to cities like Santa Monica and Hollywood. Don’t be disappointed though — all this means is there are more places to explore and more options when deciding on where to stay in Los Angeles.
Perhaps the most tourist-friendly city in the Los Angeles area, Santa Monica combines beaches, diverse shopping, and an abundance of places to grab a bite to eat. Easily one of the most popular subjects of Los Angeles postcards is the Santa Monica Pier. Jutting out into the Pacific, the wooden structure has plenty of activities. From many miles away, people can spot the famed Ferris wheel, which looms over the whole pier. Families and friends can also enjoy carnival games and kid-friendly roller coasters. For the aforementioned food and retail options, head to Third Street Promenade where shops include big names like Apple, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Sephora, and Armani. For entertainment, visitors can catch a film at the Broadway Theatre or can watch the many buskers and street performers impress the crowds.