My new favorite thing to do is a “staycation”! We have so much to explore right where we live and this time we did it as a “date night” without the kids! We stayed at the Marriott Newport Beach near Fashion Island.
We checked in around 2pm and went straight to the pool! They have live music by the pool every Saturday from 1-4pm and it was really fun! We ordered a few snacks from the pool bar and had a cocktail and it was perfect!
Around 4:30 we headed up to our room to get ready and we had a lovely ocean view! The room was nothing fancy but it was clean, quiet and so relaxing!!
Around 6pm we went downstairs to the bar and restaurant and although the music and energy could have been a little better it was a really nice little bar to grab a drink before dinner. This is such a good location because you can literally walk across the street to fashion island and shop or eat among many other fun things to do! But we actually had a friends birthday to celebrate so we jumped in an Uber and headed out. Sunday morning, we had a nice breakfast at the hotel and then headed home! Sometimes getting away just for 24 hours really feels like a little vacation when in reality we were only 5 minutes from home! I told my husband I would rather do one date night a month and go somewhere then do it every week. IDK .. just something fun to change it up! What do you guys think?
I suppose as long as you get a date in.. we are all doing pretty good! If you are reading this and you don’t live here in OC .. I would definitely recommend this hotel! The location is so close to everything and they had wonderful service.