Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas—6 Romantic Weekend Getaway Places in California

February 10, 2016

 

With bright sunshine all year around, California is one of the best places for a romantic date on this special weekend. From walks on the coastline to a sky full of stars, the creativity in these inventive ideas can sure guarantee you a unforgettable Valentine with your loved one.  

 

Laguna Beach

A seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, Laguna Beach is one of the most romantic propose destination in California. Not only known for its mild year-around climate and world-class beaches, Laguna Beach is surround by an active artist community. Stay at the historical Hotel Laguna and enjoy the dinner at their private beach while the sun casts golden shades to the sea. Visit the second smallest church-St. Francis by the Sea, which is listed listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Make sure to stop by at Laguna Art Museum (http://lagunaartmuseum.org), which is the oldest museum in California. 

 

 (Photo credit to Mark Weston)

 

Plan your visit at: http://www.visitlagunabeach.com

 

Catalina Island

Catalina Island is known for its various marine life and great diving spot, but you can also experience the unique island land lives by the land tours (Reserve here). Ferry leaves at Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach and Dana Point daily. 

Plan your visit at: http://www.catalinachamber.com

 

Palm Springs

With world-class hot springs and spas, Palm Springs is the perfect weekend getaway spot when it’s not the Coachella season. Enjoy a hot spa in one of Palm Springs stylish hotel with your significant other and then headed out to experience the vintage boutiques, hip interior design shops and buzzy restaurants in the core shopping district. You can also take a ride on the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world-The Aerial Tramway.  

 

“The Aerial Tramway is one of the most popular things to do in Palm Springs, and the journey up is just the beginning. It's a spectacular trip up 8,516 feet from the desert floor to the alpine forest, and as the world's largest rotating tramway, you'll always have a phenomenal view. Once you reach the top, there are plenty of outdoor adventures to enjoy together, from snow play to hikes.” ——Megan S via TripAdvisor 

Plan your visit at: http://www.visitpalmsprings.com

 

Joshua Tree National Park 

Got tired of flowers and chocolates? Go camping in Joshua Tree National Park, you can see one of the most unique plants on earth. Beside a fascinating variety of lives, Joshua Tree National Park is also famous for its starry sky. You can enjoy a sky full of stars without any city lights. 

 (Photo Credit to Joshua Tree National Park)

 

Plan your visit at: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

 

Monterey Bay

From natural beauty to abundant fresh produce and fabulous dining, the Monterey bay area provides a fantastic list of activities to share with you lover. “Monterey Bay is the location of the world’s third-largest marine sanctuary, home to whales, otters, and other underwater creatures. Reserve a whale watching trip, see the colorful sealives in Monterey Bay Aquarium, make sure to visit the 17-miles-drive and Carmel-By-The-Sea, you can have the best Valentine ever. 

(Photo Credit to Bob Aronson)

Plan your visit at: http://www.monterey.com

 

Napa Valley

What makes Valentine's Day better than good wines? Enjoy a wine tasting tour at Castello di Amorosa, followed by a dinner at Michelin-rated restaurants. Don’t forget to take a hot balloon ride next morning. And most of those family-operated cottages provides two to three course brunch. Don’t miss that too! 

(Photo Credit to Jim G)

 

Plan your visit at: http://www.napavalley.com

 

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