Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Beach Retreats for Families

Get everybody packed! We found beautiful pink-sand beaches, prime swimming spots, and fun-filled resorts to make this summer’s getaway your most memorable yet.

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Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach

The resort’s dramatic perch above the Pacific Ocean—overlooking miles of Crystal Cove State Park—features some of the best sea views on the West Coast.

Play all day: Pelican Hill has two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, a spa, the largest circular pool in the world, and a Camp Pelican kids’ program. Activities include surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and whale watching.

Explore: Peruse sophisticated shops at nearby Fashion Island in Newport Beach, or gallery hop in Corona del Mar. The Beachcomber restaurant and the Shake Shack serve everything from seafood to malts.

Family photo op: At sunset, posing on the balcony overlooking the Promenade will capture the emerald golf course meeting a pink-and-purple sea.

Get more info: pelicanhill.com

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