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10 great one-night escapes

These 24-hour getaways will leave you feeling like you’ve been gone a week

Travel to San Diego
Photo by Andrea Gómez

1½ hours from Orange County: Rooftop relaxation in San Diego

2PM: Even a quick trip needs some new threads. Or at least fun vintage finds from San Diego.

Stop by Frock You for everything from ’60s feather bedroom slippers to ’80s glam-rock snakeskin boots. Closed Mon–Tue; 4121 Park Blvd.; 619/ 220-0630.

5PM: Zoom up to the Phi Terrace on the ninth floor of Hotel Indigo, pull up a couple of wicker chairs around the firepit, and order a local microbrew or two and a few appetizers (far better than the $5 fries you’d get at the ballpark)―then wait for the first pitch across the street at Petco Park. From $180, restaurant $$; or 619/727-4000.

9AM: If you sleep in any later, you won’t get one of the window tables at Cafe Chloe, a Parisian-style bistro in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

Settle in to enjoy the street scene while noshing on house-cured salmon gravlax tartine washed down with a pomegranate mimosa. $; 721 Ninth Ave.; 619/232-3242.  

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