Sometimes, we Southern Californians can’t get away for a week-long trip to Hawaii or Mexico, or to take a Baja cruise. Our schedules are just too busy. So why not a “staycation” for a quick getaway and well-deserved break from our busy lives. Over the holiday season, I was lucky enough to experience some of the new or recently revamped hotels in Manhattan Beach, Oxnard, West Hollywood and Santa Catalina Island.
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