I’m sure it comes as a surprise to no one that life in hectic Sin City can get a little tiring — so I’m no stranger to rejuvenating weekend getaways in places such as Sedona, Austin, Ojai and Napa. On my most recent trip to San Diego and La Jolla, I had a one-track mind: to get some R&R. My quick trip started at the historic US Grant in the Gaslamp district. The hotel was gorgeous! And full of history: The hot spot opened to much fanfare in 1910 and now houses a $6.5 million art collection. I loved everything about staying downtown, from the enormous, old-fashioned hotel lobby, to the neighbors who seemed just feet away when I looked out my hotel room window. Sometimes I miss city living! And sometimes…
A night alone in a hotel room is just the night’s sleep that the doctor ordered.
After powering through another crazy week at work, much of it revolving around a certain Canadian songstress named Celine Dion, I arrived at US Grant ready for some down time. The rooms blew me away! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hotel so dedicated to art. Every time you turned a corner, there was something new to see.
I couldn’t go to sleep without dinner! The hotel is home to an excellent restaurant called Grant Grill, which had great live music the night we were there. I could not have asked for a better kickoff to a relaxing weekend: everything was amazing, from the daring champagne cocktail with ginger to the melt-in-your-mouth homemade bread, crab risotto with pine nuts and pork cheeks.
Some delicious heavy red wine that we had with dinner put me in the perfect drowsy mood, and I headed to bed, letting my younger brother take off to the bars.
After an insane week, sometimes nothing beats an early bedtime on a Friday night!
I was a guest of the US Grant and Grant Grill, but all opinions are my own.