Romantic getaways in California
California is truly golden. One of the top vacation destinations in the United States, California is knows for its vibrant cities, celebrated coastline, iconic amusement parks, world-class dining options, and natural wonders.
The dazzling California cities are home to some of the state’s most renowned attractions and sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood and Disneyland.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, a trip to California is a must. Explore its rugged mountains, deserts, and forests in nearly 300 state and national parks.
List of romantic hotels in California
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
The stunning Mediterranean inspired Fairmont Grand del Mar combines bucolic charm with luxury amenities and facilities, boasting 4 swimming pools, a full service spa, 6 inhouse restaurants, as well as a variety of sports courts, nothing will be missing from your romantic getaway in California.
Rooms are the Fairmont are lavishly furnished and decorated in warm wooden tones, boasting plush soft beds and premium linens, as well as spacious modernly furnished bathrooms.
The Avalon Hotel in Catalina Island
The Avalon Hotel is located in the city of Avalon in Catalina Island, it boasts a rooftop lounge with a sweeping view of the city and its waterfront, perfect to admire the sunset with your significant other.
The Avalon boasts a patio with a beautiful fountain acting as its centerpiece, a firepit is located by the patio lounge.
Some of the rooms at the Avalon boast private terraces with a seating area facing the harbor, giving you a beautiful view of the ocean, while wood furnishings and ample private bathrooms are standard with every room.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
The Ritz-Carlton watches over the Pacific Ocean from its position on top of a sheer cliff, giving it a dreamy quality when watched from a far, as if you’ve stepped out of reality and into a dream, making it an ideal destination for a romantic getaway in California.
The Ritz-Carlton boasts a wealth of amenities, among which an outside lounge with a firepit, a swimming pool, a full service spa as well as 3 fine dining inhouse restaurants and a bar.
Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton are ample and beautifully furnished, some rooms boast fireplaces, seating areas, and an oceanview.
Cavallo Point is an historic resort just off of the San Francisco Bay, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The resort is just a short distance from local beaches, and it boasts a full service spa, a swimming pool, and two onsite restaurants for guests to enjoy.
Rooms at Cavallo Point boast bright summery decór, with suites boasting seating areas and fireplaces.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The lavish Lodge at Torrey Pines is located in sunny San Diego.
This gorgeous boutique style hotel boasts an outdoor pool as well as a full service spa.
The Lodge offers guests an inhouse fine dining restaurant serving fresh regional cuisine, as well as a bar.
Each of the luxurious rooms at the Lodge boasts a soaking tub, a granite and marble bathroom, some rooms boast a view of the botanical garden or of the golf courses.
Boasting a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the ocean and an awe inspiring lobby, the Aurora Hotel in Avalon is an idyllic choice for a romantic getaway in California.
Local beaches, local attractions and dining options are just a short walk away from the Aurora.
Rooms are well furnished, some of them boast a view of the Pacific Ocean.
Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
The beachfront Cypress Inn features stunning ocean views and is just a short walk away from local beaches.
The Cypress Inn offers guests freshly made breakfast daily on your room.
Rooms at the Cypress are spacious and warmly decorated, with exposed beams and heated terracota floors, suites boasts fireplaces and seating areas, as well as terraces with an oceanview.
L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
Located in the hustle and bustle of the heart of the iconic city of Beverly Hills, the historic L’Ermitage was the first all-suite hotel in the nation.
L’Ermitage boasts a beautiful shared lounge as well as a swimming pool and a full service spa.
The luxurious rooms at the L’Ermitage are elegantly decorated, boasting ample modernly furnished bathrooms. Suites boast large seating areas and fireplaces.
West Cliff Inn
This discreet B&B is the perfect destination for a relaxing romantic getaway in California.
The West Cliff Inn is just a short walk away from many local attractions and fine dining options. The Inn serves a complementary freshly made breakfast.
Rooms boast beautiful views of the ocean as well as inviting fireplaces and marble-tile bathrooms. The rooms boast bright summery decór.
Napa Valley Lodge
Located in the heart of the gorgeous Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Lodge boasts a bucolic location and luxury amenities. A continental champagne breakfast is served daily.
The lodge boasts a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a full service spa as well as lush garden with a lounge area.
Rooms are inviting and warmly decorated, suites boast fireplaces and seating areas.
Rancho Caymus Inn
The Rancho Caymus Inn is a Mediterrenean inspired villa located in Napa, an exciting location for a romantic getaway in California.
The Rancho boasts a swimming pool, a hot tub, a garden with a beautiful lounge area, as well as a full service spa.
Guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the inhouse bar.
Rooms at the Caymus Inn are stunningly furnished in fine upholstery, a seating area, and spacious private bathrooms, some rooms boast private terraces and fireplaces.
The Lodge at Tiburon
The stunning Lodge at Tiburon is tucked away in the scenic Tiburon Peninsula near San Francisco Bay.
Onsite guests will find a farm-to-table restaurant serving regional comfort cuisine, lush gardens, a swimming pool with poolside cabanas, as well as a hot tub.
Rooms at the Lodge boast either a private balcony or patio and bright summery decór.
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
The bucolic Ayres Hotel is located in the bucolic Laguna Woods, it boasts a swimming pool, while local attraction such as Laguna Beach are just a short drive away from the hotel.
Rooms at the Ayres Hotel are modern and elegantly decorated, boasting flat-screen TVs, work desks and modernly furnished bathrooms.
Hyatt Regency Westlake
The Mediterrenean-style Hyatt Regency Westlake is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while remaining a short drive away from the radiant beaches of Malibu, perfect for a romantic getaway in California.
Relax and unwind at the swimming pool or hop in the hot tub with your significant other.
The on-site restaurant, Bella Terraza features patio dining, ideal for hot summer nights.
Rooms at the Hyatt Regency are spacious, boasting hardwood floors and furnishings, with suites boasting seating areas.
Hotel Los Gatos
The whimsically named Hotel Los Gatos features rustic decór and luxurious furnishings throughout the hotel grounds.
Guests will find a Mediterranean themed swimming pool, a hot tub, as well as a full service spa.
Los Gatos is home to an award winning restaurant, Dio Deka, serving fine dining Green cuisine.
Rooms at Los Gatos are luxuriously spacious, featuring open rooms and fine leather upholstery, some rooms boast terraces and fireplaces, as well as seating areas.
Romantic things to do in California
Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in California so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland is a fantastic romantic getaway option for adults. Enter the land of magic and explore the exciting themed lands and their own unique rides and hang out with your favorite Disney®, Pixar, and MARVEL characters.
Feel like a kid again as you explore the new Avengers Campus and meet the amazing super heroes, dance with the Guardians of the Galaxy, or say hello to the Frozen’s iconic duo.
Emerald Bay State Park
Get a breath of fresh air and become one with nature at Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay State Park.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, and boating. The park features two campgrounds, one of them being a boat-in camp.
The on-site Vikingsholm Castle, famed for its outstanding Scandinavian architecture can be toured in the summer months.
Aquarium of the Pacific
Discover the wonders of the world’s largest ocean and witness some of the most amazing sea creatures at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Meet the ocean’s most feared predators at the Shark Lagoon featuring shark touch pools where you can touch some species, feed the moon jellies on Harbor Terrace, or spend time with a penguin.
Municipal Rose Garden
Escape the city’s hustle and bustle by visiting this great sensory delight. Stroll near rolling green lawns and stunning blooming rose bushes or sit down and have a picnic date in this historic San Jose rose garden.
Admire the full bloom of more than 3,500 fragrant plantings representing 189 rose varieties, including the newly hybridized roses.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Enjoy a ten-minute tram ride along the cliffs of Chino Canyon in the world’s largest rotating tram car. The tram cars rotate slowly, offering stunning views of the valley below.
At the Mountain Station, visitors can grab a meal at any of the two restaurants, enjoy observation decks overlooking Mt. San Jacinto and the canyon, visit the natural history museum and two documentary theaters, and hike over 50 miles of trails.
The Getty Villa
Step into the ancient world at the Getty Villa Museum.
Modeled after the ancient Roman country house Villa dei Papiri, the Getty Villa is now an educational center and museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Etruscans.
Stroll down its four tranquil gardens that feature fountains, sculptures, and a variety of plants known to have been favored by the ancient Romans and enjoy calming ocean breezes.
More romantic getaways close to California
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