These five North San Diego County resorts will have you trading vacations for staycations


Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Escape the everyday in this Mediterranean-inspired resort. The hotel’s pristine amenities include four pools, tennis courts, and deep soaker bathtubs in each of their glamorously spacious rooms, all of which has helped the hotel uphold its AAA Five Diamond Award for the last decade. Its location in Del Mar provides hotel guests access to plentiful hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as the course at The Grand Golf Club and a myriad of San Diego attractions. Whether you’re grabbing a bite in one of their six outstanding dining venues, relaxing during one of their spa’s daily yoga classes, or gazing at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve from your bedroom balcony, your stay at Fairmont Grand Del Mar will be unforgettable.

L’Auberge Del Mar

L’Auberge Del Mar treats guests to the pinnacle of luxury accommodations with their estate-style living quarters and personalized spa treatments. Their three onsite dining options offer guests a variety of menus. Enjoy an oceanfront meal at Coastline for breakfast, lunch at the poolside Bleu Bar, and swing by The Living Room Bar for Baja fish tacos and an evening of live music for three impeccable meals without stepping away from the resort.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

For a distinctly Southern Californian experience, consider staying at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, where you can enjoy the Pacific coast and the San Diego skyline. The Mission Bay location allows guests to stay close to the heart of downtown San Diego while still experiencing the peace of a coastal resort. Having access to the marina, the hotel offers kayaking, sailboating, and whale tours, and a trip to the hotel’s eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa will leave guests feeling relaxed and restored.

Morgan Run Club & Resort

This Rancho Santa Fe resort caters to championship golfers, tennis professionals, fitness gurus, and lovebirds. Morgan Run Club & Resort’s immaculate 27-hole golf course hosts charity events and tournaments, and their 11 tennis courts accommodate players of all skill levels. Guests who stay at the resort have access to the country club’s amenities, which include fitness classes, a salon, and spa treatments. Because it is located in the stunning Rancho Santa Fe foothills, the resort frequently books for events and weddings, so be sure to reserve one of their 69 guest rooms as soon as possible.

Rancho Valencia

Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property promises an exemplary experience. Stay in one of their 49 private casitas, where freshly squeezed orange juice and the daily newspaper are delivered each morning. It is this attention to detail that has earned the resort a slew of honors, including five stars from the Forbes Travel Guide and the Best New Wellness Program of 2017 by Organic Spa Magazine. The resort’s Mediterranean atmosphere is accentuated by their range of services, ranging from fireside wine in your suite to handcrafted cocktails at the bar.


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*Image: Fairmont Grand Del Mar / Thomas Hawk 2015©