To me, sometimes real luxury is a relaxing weekend getaway at the beach. The Surfer Beach Hotel is a cool spot right on the sand in Pacific Beach, just north of San Diego, and it’s my go-to spot for a great weekend getaway experience. I love going to bed with the sound of the surf coming through the patio door, as I go to sleep, and then waking up with a view of the ocean from the bed.

Burger at the beach
A burger at the beach, at Woody’s PB


Pacific Beach beautiful sunset
A beautiful sunset view of Pacific Beach, from the Surfer Beach Hotel
Audi at Surfer Beach hotel
The Silvercar Audi looking good outside the Surfer Beach Hotel

When I visit PB, I always have a great dinner at World Famous PB, and this time was no exception. The menu changes every day, based on what fresh things the chef has to work with. They have amazing seafood, steaks and also a great wine list. I also always have breakfast or lunch at Woody’s, sitting at the rail, facing the ocean and the busy boardwalk.

Audi A4 from Silvercar
My Audi A4 from Silvercar

To get to Pacific Beach, I rented a cool Audi A4 from Silvercar, truly the best way to rent a car. The whole process is app-based, there’s no office, no lines to wait in nor counters to wait behind. They have an office near LAX (and ten other US cities) and will pick you up at the terminal in your Audi. They only rent silver Audi A4s, loaded with Audi’s safety, performance and technology. You get leather, sunroof, Sirius XM radio, in-car Wifi, quattro four-wheel-drive and a fast 2.0 turbocharged engine.

VIew from the Surfer Beach Hotel
The ocean view from a room at the Surfer Beach Hotel