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4 Memorial Day Escapes in Orange County

If you’d like your Memorial Day weekend to include poolside lounging, barbecuing, ice pop cocktails and maybe a spa treatment or two, here are four Orange County resort escapes that promise all of that and so much more.

Soak up the sun at Marriott Irvine Spectrum all weekend long. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, dig into straight-from-the-grill classics during the Backyard Barbeque. And no offense to Dad, but Executive Chef Leo de Leon’s burgers and hot dogs will be a step up from the usual holiday fare. Plus, snuggle up and catch “The Sandlot” on a jumbo screen on the outdoor lawn. Starting rate: $189

Via its Surf & Spa Package, Laguna Beach-based Surf & Sand Resort marks the perfect holiday-weekend relaxation destination. The package highlights overnight accommodations, a 50-minute spa treatment and a multi-course lunch at the resort’s ocean-side restaurant, Splashes. Starting rate: $809

The Mayor’s Table’s new Cocktails from the Kitchen

Grab your girlfriends, and book the weekend at Lido House, an Autograph Collection hotel in Newport Beach. Celebrate the three-day weekend with ice pop cocktails, drink specials and a DJ at the rooftop destination, Topside. The Mayor’s Table will also debut “Cocktails from the Kitchen,” featuring over-the-top creations are served in unique vessels and made for Instagramming. Starting rate: $829

Whether you are seeking a family-friendly getaway or a couples retreat, newly opened Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano fits the bill. Enjoy an expansive outdoor patio overlooking the Great Stone Church, a resort-style pool and spa, the beautiful Olive Grove and multiple dining options, including Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge with Spanish-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails. Starting rate: $399

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