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Los Angeles Bed and Breakfasts Offer Quick Getaways

Jul 13, 2008
With the price of gas going sky high and airlines charging extra baggage fees, getting away from it all can be an expensive proposition. L.A. residents don't have to go far to enjoy a weekend in paradise. Los Angeles bed and breakfasts offer convenient locations, as well as romance and plenty of adventure.

Escape to the Beach for a Romantic Retreat

You don't actually have to leave Los Angeles to enjoy a weekend excursion. Santa Monica offers plenty to do and see, as well as romantic accommodations at the Channel Road Inn. The bed and breakfast is just blocks from the beach and boardwalk and offers 15 rooms, each of which has been decorated individually. Several rooms include fireplaces and jetted tubs; some have canopy beds or partial ocean views. The innkeepers pamper guests with a full breakfast and wine and hors d'oeuvres in the afternoons, as well as home-baked cookies. Guests can walk to many shops and restaurants, or drive to the museums and other Los Angles-area attractions.

Enjoy Surf, Sand, Sea Views in Dana Point

Sidney Woodruff, the man behind the development of Hollywood, also set out a master plan to develop the seaside town of Dana Point. He planned a luxurious Spanish-style community with streets named after and lit by lanterns. Well, much of his dreams ended with the Great Depression, but Dana Point still has its lantern streets and plenty of charm. At the end of the Street of the Blue Lantern, you'll find the aptly named Blue Lantern Inn. The bed and breakfast boasts vistas of the Dana Point Harbor and the Southern California coastline. All of the romantic rooms include a fireplace and whirlpool tub, and some offer ocean and harbor views. Guests can walk to several restaurants, and the harbor is just down the hill, offering whale watching trips, sport fishing, shops, restaurants and plenty of sea breezes. Laguna Beach is just a few minutes away, and the inn is midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Journey Back in Time at Historic Claremont Village

Claremont Village has great historic California charm, just a few miles from the city in eastern Los Angeles County. You'll find a weekly farmer's market, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, as well as a historic walking tour that begins at the picturesque train depot. Enjoy it all from Hotel Casa 425, a luxury boutique hotel with spacious, modern guest rooms. The hotel offers a fire-lit lounge, perfect for cocktails and appetizers. There is a fitness room and an outdoor living room with fountains and fire pits, where films often are shown.

Memorable Moments on the Monterey Peninsula

Although a little farther from Los Angeles, the drive up the coast is spectacular and the bed and breakfasts are some of the best you'll find anywhere. So fill up your CD changer, pack some snacks and a camera and head out on the open road. A car journey to the Monterey Peninsula is cheaper than flying almost anywhere, and the memories you'll make will last a lifetime.

Pacific Grove offers two great bed and breakfast options, both located in restored historic Victorian homes. The Gosby House, located a few blocks from the ocean, is a sunny yellow Italianate structure with 22 romantic guest rooms, several with fireplaces and two with a whirlpool tub. At the Green Gables Inn, you'll find some of California's best views, as well as sumptuous food and romantic accommodations all in a beautifully maintained Queen Anne Victorian. Each of the guest rooms features its own unique English Country dcor, and several have a fireplace or boast a wonderful sea view. The Carriage House Suite includes a fireplace and jetted spa tub. At both inns, guests are pampered with a full breakfast and wine and treats in the afternoons.
About the Author
Jane Leisteiner loves writing and B&Bs. To get further info about these Los Angeles bed and breakfasts or other Los Angeles area bed and breakfasts, visit the Four Sisters or iLoveInns sites.
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