With the economy recovering from a recession, the stay-in-town vacation, or "staycation," is becoming more and more popular. For your next staycation, try some of these local hotels and resorts.
Terranea: If you want to spend your staycation in a peaceful, luxurious, eco-friendly environment, spend a few days at Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes. The resort, built on the former Marineland property, features several restaurants, ocean views and its own spa.
: If contemporary luxury is more your style, the Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club is the place to be. Its restaurant is renowned "for its serious food and … whimsical mood," according to the hotel's website. The resort also offers complimentary bicycles.
: The Palos Verdes Inn is within walking distance of Riviera Village, which boasts restaurants like , the and , as well as many boutique shops. The hotel also features complimentary bicycles for cruising along the beach and a heated swimming pool.
: With an average rate of $65 per night, the Redondo Inn and Suites is your best bet for a relatively inexpensive stay away from home. It's located on PCH, and it's within walking distance of the pier. Like Thai? is on the premises.