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Top 3 Last-Minute Beach Escapes

August 27, 2019 by Rachelle

As summers tend to do, this one has gone entirely too fast. We’re just days away from the start of September! We think this is the perfect time to snag a long weekend and enjoy a last-minute beach escape. It’s not too late! Seeing as you’re short on time, we’ve compiled a list of three incredible beach destinations and what to enjoy while you’re there. Nothing eases the end of summer blues like a spontaneous trip to the shoreline!

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Maui

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Enjoy the Island Breeze in Maui

Early fall is arguably the best season to enjoy the Hawaiian Islands. This time of year offers great weather, fewer crowds, and moderate rates. The white sand beaches and turquoise waterfronts are just as lovely as ever. You just won’t have to share them with hordes of tourists.

What to do While You’re There

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Sample the Islands Farm to Table Fare

As Maui’s love for traditional and reimagined cuisine has grown, so have the local farmers, fisherman, and artisans that supply them. Within this small island is a sustainable symbiosis from supplier to chef. Ask our reservations team to help you find the best locavore cuisine near your rental.

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Stroll the Wailea Beach Path

This meandering mile and a half long shoreline stroll winds along five white-sand beaches and several resorts and (season permitting) views of neighboring islands, sea turtles, and breaching humpback whales.

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Malibu

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Enjoy the Laissez-faire Pace in Malibu

The Pacific Coast Highway stretches parallel the shoreline and is dotted with world-class art galleries, wineries, high-end restaurants, and chic local boutiques. Malibu is a small town at its heart and offers a concentration of hidden beaches, hiking trails and unique locally owned businesses. Known for its free-spirited, barefoot approach to life, unique shopping, and dining scene, it’s no wonder that the affluent and famous flock here to take refuge up and down the coast.

What to do While You’re There

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Visit One of the Areas Hidden/Pocket Beaches

Malibu stretches 27 miles along coastal bluffs, inlet coves, and wide swaths of warm golden sand. There is no end of large, sandy public beaches. But, when looking for a quiet day off the beaten path, make your way to one of the areas hidden beaches. Such as El Matador State Beach or Pointe Dume State Beach.

Pack a Picnic and Head to Malibu Wines 

Malibu Wines is a local favorite that offers plenty of outdoor space to lay down a blanket and sip a curated lineup of Saddlerock and Semler wines. Enjoy the incredible ambiance as well as a varied list of music and events.

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Lake Tahoe

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Experience Lake Tahoe Like a Local 

Lake Tahoe is one of those rare destinations that’s enjoyable to visit all year round. However, you will find that the sweet spot is in late summer or early fall. The deafening crowds have returned home, the crystal-clear water is pleasant, and the quaint lakeside towns are still as charming as ever. Enjoy the best that this lake town has to offer without the gaggle of tourists plugging up parking lots, local restaurants, and valuable spots to land your beach blanket.

What to do While You’re There

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Go to the Lake!

By early fall, even the most crowded tourist beaches have begun to thin out. Which means, there is a pretty good chance that you could snag a stretch of sand all to yourself. So, in true Tahoe style pack up a picnic basket and hike your way down to a beach off the beaten path. Such as Hidden Beach or Chimney Beach. The view is worth the moderate half-mile hike down to the shore.

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Hike Through the Changing Aspen Forests

Mid to late September is the best time to experience the peak color changes surrounding Lake Tahoe. Thousands of hiking trails meander around the lake. From short day hikes to strenuous day trips, you can find a trail that works for every member of your group. So, grab your day pack and take in the changing foliage.

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Book Your Beach Escape

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Your Utopian concierge is the best tool in your arsenal when it comes to planning a last-minute beach escape. In the days leading up to your trip, they can help make dinner and activity reservations on your behalf and have your rental fully stocked with snacks and groceries. As summer’s end is fast approaching, we don’t want you to waste a moment off the beach. Book today!

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Call us today at (760) 313-3020 and let us help plan your last-minute beach vacation!

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