Tis always the season for self-care as a mom. Whether you need a little me-time or you want a weekend with your girl tribe, we’ve found the best staycations for moms near San Diego. We know that being close to home (but feeling a world away) is important for maximum relaxation––and these mom getaways are serene spots that fit the bill. Scroll through our guide and book your trip today.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Local luxury! Unwind at this 400-acre Mediterranean resort full of old-world charm. You’ll find a world-class spa, six restaurants, a premier golf course, and even an equestrian center. Revive with a fitness or yoga class. Even more, hit a few balls on the tennis court or take a lesson. Moreover, if you want to go anywhere, they offer luxury car service. You’ll leave feeling like you're living a dream.

When planning your trip, be sure to check out Fairmont Grand Del Mar's Way of Wellbeing workshops here. Be sure to make reservations for their grand and elegant afternoon tea. Then head to their Center for Wellbeing to enjoy some much deserved pampering via spa treatments and beauty services, fitness classes and wellbeing therapies.

Cost: From $448/night (plus resort fee $40/night)

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130
Online: fairmont.com

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Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Desert oasis! Nestled in the Santa Rosa mountains amongst olive trees, you’ll find this beautiful resort with an award-winning spa and first-rate golf course awaits you. Dine in and enjoy the locally sourced food at the Citrus & Palm restaurant. Even more, try the eucalyptus steam room or get your nails done in the salon. Take time to relax by one of the three pools and take a dip to rejuvenate yourself.

Cost: From $118/night (plus resort fee $35/night)

45000 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Online: miramonteresort.com

Monarch Beach Resort

First-rate! With AAA Five-Diamond hospitality and a Pacific Ocean view, you’ll feel miles away, yet close to home. From the private beach and oceanfront golf to the Miraval Life in Balance Spa and the Drybar Salon, you can find many ways to take care of yourself. Make time to indulge in the fine dining at Bourbon Steak OC.

Cost: From $499/night 

One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
Online: monarchbeachresort.com

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Rancho Bernardo Inn

Although it's renown for its beautiful grounds and serene atmosphere, we know that a Swedish massage, hydrating facial and poolside lunch with your gal pals will be the highlight of your trip. Even more, fireside dining at the Veranda lounge with music playing in the background allows you to sit and relax while being waited on.

Cost: From $198/night (plus resort fee $29/night)

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr.
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
Online: ranchobernardoinn.com

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Cape Rey Resort and Spa

Notably, this resort is right across the street from the beach. Check-in, go for a walk, then head to the Ocean Crest Spa for a massage and a facial. Moreover, the steam room (included) is worth the trip. Dine while looking at the ocean at the on-site Chandler's restaurant and relax at the lobby bar––it has a nice ambiance.

Cost: From $137/night (plus resort fee $27.50/night)

1 Ponto Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Online: caperey.com

La Quinta Resort

Let the show begin! Surrounded by the Santa Rosa mountains, the La Quinta resort is where Hollywood stars from Greta Garbo to Clark Gable would go to relax. Unwind in the beautiful guest rooms with leather furniture and (most!) with fireplaces. Get a good workout playing on one of the seven golf courses or head to the Tennis Center to hit the ball around. The resort is spread out with 41 outdoor swimming pools and seven restaurants to choose from.

Cost: From $179/night (plus resort fee $35/night)

49-499 Eisenhower Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
Online: laquintaresort.com

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La Valencia Hotel

Surely a little pampering in La Jolla would make a perfect getaway. First of all, the views are stunning and also, you're within walking distance to the shops downtown. If you're there on the weekend, the brunch at The Med is a must––and spending the evening at the La Sala bar is a nice perk too.

Cost: From $225/night (plus resort fee $30/night)

1132 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Online: lavalencia.com

Balboa Bay Resort

All aboard! If you love boats, the ocean, a Mediterranean vibe and luxury, this resort is a perfect spot in Newport Beach. This AAA Four Diamond resort has hosted all kinds of celebrities. Dine on locally caught fish in the sea-view restaurant and splash in the expansive pool, or treat yourself to a relaxing heated seashell massage at the spa. Explore the harbor in one of the hotel’s electric Duffy boats.

Cost: From $233/night (plus $30 resort fee)

1221 W. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Online: balboabayresort.com

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Marriott Coronado Resort

Above all, a room with bay views and a pillow top bed are both beautiful and relaxing. Not to mention the plethora of exercise options: free bike rentals and fitness classes, a gym and tennis courts. After your workout, you can get a massage, then dine in the Current restaurant with views of the San Diego Bay.

Cost: From $224/night (plus resort fee $25/night)

2000 Second St.
Coronado, CA 92118
Online: marriott.com/coronado-island-resort

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Without the littles in tow, you can truly experience San Diego nightlife. First of all, this boutique hotel is located in the Gaslamp Quarter where there are plenty of restaurants and things to do. Even more, you'll find a rainfall shower head and a comfy bathrobe to relax in while in the room. In fact, you can have free wine and chips in the afternoon, then play games in their hang out room. 

Cost: From $92/night (plus resort fee $22.50/night)

1047 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
Online: kimptonhotels.com/palomar

photo: Kona Kai Resort

Kona Kai Resort

Every room has a view at this local getaway. Surely, staying at this resort you'll get some rest and rejuvenation. Not only does it have its own private beach, but you can also enjoy a mani-pedi or a relaxing facial at the spa with the girls. Even more, dine by the water at the Vessels Restaurant and Bar or hit up the pool's cool tiki bar during the day.

Cost: From $121/night (plus resort fee $27/night)

1551 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
Online: resortkonakai.com

photo: The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

For one thing, the luxurious touches like Egyptian-cotton linens, marble baths and leather seating will invite you to relax in style. A warm-spiced mani-pedi and de-stressing massages will feel even better. Above all, the beautiful sunsets and fireplace in the rooms will win you over.

Cost: From $290 (plus resort fee $35/night)

11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Online: lodgetorreypines.com

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Paradise Point Resort & Spa

If you're looking for an island getaway right in San Diego, then this upscale resort and spa is a good go-to spot. From (included) exercise classes to hot stone massages, you'll feel like you've left it all behind for a day or two. Plus, there are five restaurants that serve delicious eats from burgers to seafood and Mexican food too.

Paradise Point is currently offering the following special rates:

  • Warm Up For Winter: Rates as low as $99 for stays from Nov, 25, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020.
  • Fall in Love With Fall: Enjoy up to 30% off rates and receive a $25 food & beverage credit through Jan. 7, 2020.

Cost: From $153/night (plus resort fee $36/night)

404 Vacation Rd.
San Diego, CA 92109
Online: paradisepoint.com

photo: Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

There are a plethora of things to do (and not do) at this stunning Carlsbad resort and spa. From free bicycles, Pilates and tennis lessons to a sauna, steam room and spa pool, you can find both fitness and downtime at this resort. Plus, there are plenty of dining options from Bob's Steak House to VUE restaurant (located on the golf course).

Cost: From $224/night (plus resort fee $35/night)

2100 Costa Del Mar Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Online: omnihotels.com/lacosta

––Nikki Walsh

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