Close 3 Day Getaway from Los Angeles 

Close 3 Day Getaway from Los Angeles 

Sometimes you just need a little 3 Day Getaway from Los Angeles. This Memorial Day Weekend is a great opportunity for that. The city’s many freeways can take you to a wide variety of getaway destinations, many within a few hours from One Museum Square, apartments miracle mile.

Perhaps you would enjoy the desert sunshine and mid-century modern aesthetic of Palm Springs, the Mediterranean climate, and European-inspired architecture at Santa Babara, or the endless adventures in San Diego. All these destinations are easy getaways from LA. You can even escape to an island: Catalina Island is only a 90-minute boat ride away.

With all these options, what are you waiting for? Find a great city escape with our list of the best weekend getaways from Los Angeles.

Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is an ideal weekend gateway for Los Angeles residents, a place for fun and sun.  It is a reasonable drive of 3-hours from One Museum Square. Treat yourself to a break, first thing when you arrive. One thing to do in Palm Springs is to relax, from ultra-relaxing yoga retreats to poolside sun-soaked retreats. Palm Springs has many choices of great spas and resorts for you to choose from. You can enjoy their on-site pools, spas, and hot springs. Palm Spring is home to the largest collection of mid-century modern buildings in the world. You can explore the architecture on a walking tour. 

For packing, we recommend sunglasses, bathing suits, sunscreens, and comfortable shoes. Downtown Palm Springs is best explored on foot, from cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. You will find a great selection of unique souvenirs. 

Catalina Island

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From One Museum Square, you can book a boat to Catalina Island from Long Beach and San Pedro. The easiest way of transportation is via the Catalina Express Ferry. There are three ports you can board the ship: San Pedro, Long Beach, and Dana Points. San Pedro and Long Beach are both 1 hour and 15 minutes from One Museum Square.

Departing from San Pedro or Long Beach are your best options if you are coming from Los Angeles. Catalina is a fun escape from Southern California because of how accessible it is to get to. The water is crystal clear and blue. 

The two sides of Catalina are Two Harbors and Avalon. Avalon is the place if you want plenty of options for hotels, restaurants, and activities. At Two Harbors, it is more suited for quiet time and everything closes by 10 pm. Restaurants to try in Avalon are Bluewater Grill, Cafe Metropole, and Descanso Beach Club Restaurant.

Catalina Island is a place that has something for everyone. It is family-friendly and caters to the party crowd. Your trip can be very relaxing or super active. The most convenient way to get around Avalon is with a golf cart or walking.  If you are feeling adventurous and have an adrenaline rush then Zip Line is a must. Kayaking is also a great option because Catalina Island is a kayaking paradise. A great way to stay active and cool off with a view. The journey is a mixture of thousand-foot cliffs, secluded beaches, kelp forests, and wildlife. 

Santa Barbara

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Santa Babara is the best beach town for a 3 day getaway from Los Angeles. It is nicknamed “American Riviera” because of its Mediterranean climate and European-inspired architecture. You can have the best 3-day getaway at Santa Babara only 2 hours from One Museum Square. Here are some of the best Santa Babara attractions.

Start your morning with breakfast at Renaud’s. It is a French bakery serving chocolate croissants and eggs. If you are up for an active day, kayaking and paddleboard at Paddle Sports Center is a great place to visit. Feeling like refueling yourself? stop by this hidden gem, Lilly’s Taqueria, and try some Carne Asada Tacos.

On the second day, have breakfast or brunch at Jeannine’s. You can enjoy one-of-a-kind pastries and wholesome meals with natural ingredients. After Jeannine’s, you will be on State Street, the main route for walking in downtown Santa Babara. During your walk, you will find many restaurants, cafes, and bars. Say a farewell to your 3-day getaway with a two-hour sunset cruise on the Double Dolphin Sailboat. Enjoy views of the Santa Babara coastline and a chance to see some dolphins and whales.

San Diego

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Take a road trip to San Diego, 3 hours from One Museum Square. It has an endless number of restaurants, breweries, and cultural events.  Visit the San Diego Zoo, located in the heart of Balboa Park. You can have a bird’s eye view of the park from the Skyfari Aerial Tram.

Snorkeling and Kayak in La Jolla Cove to explore hidden caves and see marine wildlife. La Jolla Cove protects a wide range of marine habitats from sea lions, seabirds, fish, and sea turtles. Another place is Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. It is one of the last remaining undeveloped California coastlines in the city. 


Southern California is dotted with gorgeous, charming destinations perfect for a long weekend getaway from L.A. We hope you enjoy our picks for a 3-Day getaway from Los Angeles. Don’t forget that at One Museum Square, you can have oasis-inspired amenities that mirror an all-inclusive retreat at mid-Wilshire apartments.  

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