This is Get Out of Dodge, where we lead you to the best places to Eat, Shop, and Play just outside of, yes, Dodge.
For a quick weekend escape about 90 miles south of Los Angeles there's the Grand Del Mar Mediterranean-style resort near the Del Mar Race track. Apart from the obvious spa, golf (they have a course designed by Tom Fazio), hiking, tennis, horseback riding and pool action, the sprawling grounds hold the Addison restaurant for fine dining. Expect one of the best wine cellars on the west coast and lauded French-Californian fare. There's also a nightclub and a small wedding chapel on the grounds—just in case. [The Feast]