13 Romantic Getaways in California

The real California "hot spots"!

WANTED: A special place for a romantic escape. Scenic, natural surroundings required. Must be lavished with sensual creature comforts. Obliging yet unobtrusive service preferred.

Sound like you? If so, we're answering your cry for help with a baker's dozen of the best places in California for a romantic weekend (or longer!)—choice spots bound to inspire relaxation and heartfelt moments. (No need to thank us—an Instagrammed photo of your happy, rejuvenated selves will do!)

To help you prepare, see our Tips for a Romantic Getaway.



NORTHERN CALIFORNIA



Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

Calistoga, CA

Fab Features: chic, sophisticated Wine Country eco-resort surrounded by lush, densely wooded hills • a sensational spa and plush suites with spacious patios are just a few of the resort's luxe touches • chefs at the Michelin Star-rated restaurant customize the menu, incorporating farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients into unique, flavorful dishes

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Park Winters

Winters, California

Fab Features: stunning Victorian mansion on a 10-acre private estate • unobstructed views of rich farmland and the Blue Ridge Mountain Range • rooms at this historic bed and breakfast are furnished with antiques and overlook beautiful gardens, lawns and olive and pecan trees

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Resort at Squaw Creek

Olympic Valley, California

Fab Features: all-season resort set on 195 acres of forests, meadows and towering granite peaks • exchange vows on a multi-level terrace before a 250-foot waterfall or beside a roaring fire on the deck • exquisite dining options, luxe amenities, and plenty of access to outdoor activities

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Chaminade Resort & Spa

Santa Cruz, CA

Fab Features: Mediterranean-style hilltop retreat surrounded by 300 acres of native woodlands • stunning views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains • on-site pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and miles of hiking trails.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

The Sanctuary Beach Resort

Marina, CA

Fab Features: luxurious seaside escape nestled between the hills of Carmel Valley and the Marina Dunes • plush beachfront cottages overlook the protected coastline • share gourmet cuisine at the on-site restaurant and oysterette, or let the staff arrange a cozy picnic on the sand • sunset bonfires, nature hikes and a serene spa create a magical experience

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Carmel, California

Fab Features: gorgeous cliffside sanctuary with spectacular vistas of the Big Sur coast • world-class dining means you'll feel pampered at every meal • plush suites include a private balcony, wood-burning fireplace, and Jacuzzi tub

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Paso Robles, California

Fab Features: Tuscan-inspired resort built with Old World materials like stone and marble • beautiful surroundings that include fountains, grapevines, and picturesque hillsides • on-site pool, spa, and locally sourced Northern Italian cuisine.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Cambria Pines Lodge and Gardens

Cambria, California

Fab Features: lovely retreat on a forested knoll overlooking Moonstone Beach • the quaint 1920s pine-log lodge is beautifully landscaped, with grassy paths meandering through world-class gardens • inviting Lounge warmed by a river rock fireplace, plus luxe suites, an organic kitchen, and an on-site spa

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

La Casa del Camino

Laguna Beach, California

Fab Features: charming, historic boutique hotel • unique, Spanish-style guest rooms are richly decorated with hand-carved wood furnishing • stunning wraparound Rooftop deck offers ocean breezes and 360-degree views of the Pacific

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

Lake Arrowhead, California

Fab Features: full-service AAA Four Diamond Resort • the lovely lakeside lawn is flanked by towering pines • luxurious lakeside suites offer sumptuous comforts and a private balcony

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Terranea Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Fab Features: a magnificent 102-acre coastal resort on a bluff • lounge by one of their stunning pools, take lessons in painting, the art of falconry, archery, explore the surrounding area with guided nature hikes, tide pooling, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more! • a variety of accommodations from ocean-view hotel rooms and suites to residential-style Villas, Casitas, and Bungalows with kitchens and terraces

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, CA

Fab Features: iconic Victorian landmark on 28 oceanfront acres • indulge in a private cabana steps from the shimmering pool and Sun Deck • luxurious amenities and activities ranging from watersports adventures to soothing spa days

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$


Featured Northern California Romantic Getaway



Visit Lodi

Discover Lodi, a friendly country town with award-winning hospitality, just 30 miles from Sacramento. Boasting 85+ boutique wineries, Lodi is fast becoming a sought-after destination for a romantic wine country getaway.

A visit to Lodi effortlessly takes you from upscale to down-home: Indulge in a couple's spa day at a luxury hotel, or warm to the cozy charms of a historic B&B…share epic vineyard sunsets at a boutique winery or book a private estate for an intimate retreat. Whatever your dream, Lodi is the place to easily get away from it all, while having it all with that special someone.

Write your own Lodi love story here...



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