Mid-winter getaway over MLK weekend

With the first three day weekend upon us, it is a good time to take a mid-winter break and get away for a few days.  Here are a few of our favorite "local" spots to escape the city, enjoy some beautiful scenery and unwind.

Santa Barbara

This California coastal town offers a myriad of activities that include hiking, sight-seeing, the botanical gardens and, of course, relaxing.  Treat yourselves with a stay at the elegant and friendly Simpson House Inn.

Martin enjoying tea on the veranda of the  Simpson House Inn

Martin enjoying tea on the veranda of the Simpson House Inn

Paso Robles

It is no secret that Paso Robles is one of our favorite destinations.  Not just because we have dear friends who live there and not because of the delicious wines but both of those things make it all the more special.  Located in central California, Paso Robles is fast becoming a well-known destination for wine connoisseurs.  And there are plenty of hiking trails and nearby adventures to be enjoyed.

Iris enjoying the view in Paso Robles countryside   Martin Pierce Hardware  Los Angeles CA

Iris enjoying the view in Paso Robles countryside  Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA


Local southern California mountains are enjoying plenty of snow for this first ski getaway weekend of the new year.  But for those of you who would like to spend time in the snow without risking your life shushing down the slopes, Idyllwild just might be the spot.   Spectacular scenery, hiking trails and a quaint village area are yours to enjoy and still have plenty of time for relaxation.

Martin Pierce photo L ily Rock   Idyllwild California

Martin Pierce photo Lily Rock  Idyllwild California

Huntington Library and Gardens

We always come away inspired by the beautiful gardens and displays at the Huntington Library.  An easy drive from Los Angeles, you can enjoy afternoon tea surrounded by a beautiful rose garden,  view the latest art collection or "tour the world" via the various gardens.  Be sure to bring your camera, fully charged, in order to capture the amazing floral specimens.

Where will you be spending the holiday weekend?

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