Summer is officially here and Memorial Day weekend is the remainder to get away from a noisy and stressful city like Los Angeles whether travelling to other destinations or breaking the routine by doing activities never done before.

So if the plan is to get away from the city, there are several places at a short distance from Los Angeles that can provide that relax sensation look for the weekend. For instance, there are several resorts and hotels surrounding Los Angeles area that can be visited during the three-day celebration such as the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage at Palm Springs with a serenity pool and spa service accompanied with food service called State Fare which has interactive chefs market table, table side cocktail trolley and some of the best artisanal meal California can offer. Another place, this time in Santa Barbara, is the Belmond El Encanto located at the seaside of the state with beautiful gardens ad top notch rooms which make the place a wonderful place to stay for the weekend.

There are plenty of activities during the holiday that can provide a getaway from the routine and stress without leaving Los Angeles. One of them is pay a visit to the Universal Studios, the best amusement park and working movie production studio as well. Take a look at the production of films, the movement behind the scenes and discover all the magic involved in film making is the main attraction offered by the studio/park.

After a visit to the studios, a trip to the Santa Monica Pier is recommendable to spend some time at the Pacific Park enjoying 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, a food plaza in front of the ocean and do some shopping along the beach. Another place of interest for the holiday can be the Knott’s Berry Farm, the first theme park of the city where traditional roller coaster along with new rides offer a fun time for the whole family. Other theme parks that can be visited in the area are Six Flags Magic Mountain with an amount of almost 20 roller coasters and more than 100 rides, games and other attractions and Legoland where the favorite toys characters are alive in a park with rides and attractions aimed to children under the age of 12.

The celebration could be closed by taking a trip watching whales on the ocean or admire the sunset from the pier while the weekend comes to an end.