Ventura Blvd’s ‘staycation’

The Grand Isla Navidad Resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Catalina Island all make up our selection of hot-spot getaways for Mexico and Catalina.


The Grand Isla Navidad Resort, a Four Diamond Award deluxe property, a mere three-hour flight from LA to Manzanillo, is ideal for enjoying a weekend getaway. Amidst stunning Spanish Colonial-style architecture, indulge in a romantic escape with a loved one, world-class golf on a 27-hole course, customized fishing excursions, or a fun family holiday on the beach.
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Visit Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and enjoy a long stretch of pristine beach along the Puerto Vallarta coast, made even more scenic by views of the majestic Sierra Madre mountains. The AAA Five Diamond resort offers guests top-of-the-line foodie and wellness experiences, amidst contemporary Mexican architecture and tropical landscapes.




With the summer crowds gone, fall is the perfect time to enjoy the soft, sandy beaches of Catalina Island. For the adventurer, there are endless island activities. From full-service hotels to rental condominiums and private homes to quaint bed and breakfast inns, there are accommodations on Catalina for every kind of traveler—at unbelievably affordable  rates. Visit to start planning your getaway now!


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