Worth the Drive: The Pink Lady Package

Worth the Drive is NBCLA's twice weekly look at nearby getaways

Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, NBCLA's Worth the Drive takes us to...

La Valencia: Bougainvillea-sporting, be-domed hotels boasting a grand dame air? Our state has a few of them, though not as many as we'd like. This pink gem is a favorite. It's perched not far above the Pacific in downtown La Jolla.

Did we mention it is pink? Very. And it is just about this time of year, when we all start playing summer a few weeks before the actual thing, that we long to stay in a really pink California hotel next to something big and blue and preferably damp. Wait. The ocean would fit that bill nicely.

The Pink Lady Package: La Valencia has a few solid packages going, but we'll highlight the one that summons the hotel's famous nickname. It starts at $259, you get a partial ocean view, comp parking, and your morning comfits.

Other packages: There's a discounted advance purchase deal, a spa package, and a package that sends you out on the ocean via kayak.

The Whaler: It's the hotel's star beverage, but they won't say what's in it. Oh Pink Lady. You are so coy.

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