Top California Honeymoon Getaways
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dana Point, California
You and your partner are walking barefoot down the kitten-soft beach, hand in hand. The ceremony was lovely, but this is what you both were really looking forward to. To your left is the resort, glorious and intimidating from high on its clifftop perch. The last bits of sunlight are slowly making their way down its side. It’s starting! You and your partner plop down in the sand and face the endless ocean. The breathtaking reds, oranges, and yellows of the sunset slowly make their way below the waves.
It's not heaven- it's simply the end of a typical night at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, where luxury and stunning vistas are as commonplace as the Five Diamond service. The sprawling shoreline is perfect for play or relaxation. Grab a board and try your luck at surfing, or go on an eco-tour of the indigenous californian flora and fauna. Baby yourselves with a spa treatment, and then have a delicious meal cooked using only Southern California coastal cuisine. In short: Come to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and treat your new spouse like the prince or princess he or she is!
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629
12.4 inches per year
The average high in summer is a cozy 76 degrees.close
Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins
Lake Arrowhead, California
Perhaps you and your partner are interested, after a fancy high class wedding, in “roughing it” for a while? Get in touch with the great outdoors, and coop up in a cabin with only each other for warmth. While Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins might make you lives a little easier than that scenario, it nonetheless is a fantastic place for couples to reconnect with mother nature.
Open regardless of season, Arrowhead Pin is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, between Lake Arrowhead Village and Lake Gregory. The 20 uniquely themed cabins are various sizes, but each is decorated in a rustic manner that hearkens back to yesteryear. You get your own cabin key, plenty of amenities, and access to the on-site caretaker if you really don’t feel like cleaning up your messes. Go on a leisurely hike through the woods, play some volleyball, or take a dip in the hot tub with the scent of pine needles filling your nostrils.
25994 CA-189, Twin Peaks, CA 92391
5,777′ above sea level.
The TV show Twin Peaks is actually based in a fictional town in Washington, not here.close
Mount View Hotel & Spa
After the excitement of your big day, there's nothing more satisfying than a luxurious honeymoon with your new spouse. At Mount View Hotel & Spa, you and your loved one can experience both the laid-back, natural setting of Calistoga, California and all the comforts of homeMount View Hotel & Spa.
Beautiful Napa Valley is a relaxing, natural setting that's perfect for unwinding together and the Mount View Hotel & Spa offers everything you need to experience it all. Here, you can settle into a comfortable room and indulge in soothing spa treatments or soak in their mineral whirlpool. Head out for a wine-tasting tour, explore the many local artisan shops, or take in the views on a hiking trip. Two onsite restaurants are sure to satisfy all your hunger during your stay. Choose from one of the hotel's 33 cozy rooms and enjoy the beautifully furnished suites that’ll make you feel right at home!
1457 Lincoln Ave Calistoga, California 94515
Mount View Hotel & Spa was voted the Best Boutique Hotel in 2012, 2013, and 2014!
Related Onsite Offerings
The concierge services at Mount View Hotel & Spa can make it easy to explore all that Napa Valley has to offer! Let them help arrange for winery tours, hot air balloon rides and more!close
Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages
Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages in Mendocino, California is the perfect place kick back and de-stress with your significant other.
People come to the Mendocino coast for the stunning natural beauty, recreational outdoor activities, and intriguing history of the region. The Alegria Inn property consists of the Main House and a collection of cottages nestled on a bluff overlooking Big River Beach and an ever-changing ocean cove. Couples staying at the Alegria Main House and Cottages can enjoy a complimentary full breakfast in Alegria’s ocean view dining room. The Main House and Cottages have amenities such as a fireplace, a private deck or porch, and a flat panel television. If you and your partner want to get out on the water, rent a river canoe or kayak or jump on a charter in Noyo Harbor for some whale watching!
44781 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460
If you're looking for some romantic activities, try guided horseback riding on the beach through Ross Ranch or Ricochet Ridge Ranch, or do some white water ocean kayaking from Van Damme State Park.
Related Onsite Offerings
If you want to attend the Mendocino Music Festival, stay at Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages for two nights from July 7 through the 21 and receive 10% off tickets!close
Vacation Rentals by McLain Properties
After your wedding, you want to go somewhere that will let you forget all your worries and focus on each other. Nowhere is that easier than in a comfy rental from Mclain.
From cottages on the beach to inland castles, the rentals of McLain Properties are all full of San Diego charm and splendor. A strict sense of quality is meticulously maintained throughout the entire catalogue of rentals, but the homes do vary in size and opulence. With a sterling record, immaculate customer service, and pristine properties, you need look no further than McLain Properties for all of your San Diego rental property needs. Whether you’re in search of relaxation, adventure, or just an afternoon on the beach reading a book, your paradise awaits you with McLain.
2715 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA 92008
As of the 2010 census, the population of San Diego County was 3,095,313.
San Diego County is 4,526 mi²close
Applewood Inn and Spa
The Applewood Inn is a relaxing resort designed with romance in mind, with an adult-only atmosphere and the rolling hills of wine country as a backdrop.
Applewood Inn and Spa is nestled in beautiful Sonoma wine country among tall, longstanding redwoods. You'll be enchanted by the fresh Mediterranean decor and Applewood's whirlpools, spa services, organic treats, Novaform mattresses, hardwood floors and Italian cotton linen. This is an adults-only resort on the trails of wine country and surrounded by ancient redwoods. Spend your day lounging by the pool, have a glass of wine together in the Mediterranean Courtyard, or indulge in the onsite fine dining. Sustainable, local and organic cuisine is created for you daily with the Russian River Valley for inspiration. Venture away from the resort, and take a hike among the redwoods at the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, canoe the Russian River, or take a wine tour. Enjoy quality time with your love in the romantic setting of wine country!
13555 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
Spend your afternoon in the sun working on your swing at Northwood Golf Course. A stunning course that is perfect for all levels!
Explore the redwoods from above with Up and Away Hot Air Ballooning or Wine Country Balloons.close
Cambria Pines Lodge
Whether your'e strolling through fragrant colorful gardens filled or relaxing on the poolside deck, a honeymoon at Cambria Pines Lodge is filled with opulence from start to finish.
Couples looking for a destination that makes the most of its natural beauty need look no further. Besides its obviously stunning vistas, The Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant has local, organic produce right from the Kitchen garden, plus award winning wine from the central coast. Nothing says romance like a glass of chardonnay as you watch the sunset! If you're looking to get active, play a match on the sand volleyball court, head to the nature trails for a hike, or try your skill at Outback Trail Rides for a horseback guide through the area’s surroundings. The nearby Moonstone Beach and Drive is great for shopping, eating, and general merriment!
2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Cambria Pines Lodge loves a good celebration, and they celebrate all year long. For instance, head to Cambria Pines Lodge Wednesdays through Sundays from November 29 - December 22 for lights, food, music, and crafts at the Cambria Christmas Market.
Related Onsite Offerings
Cambria Pines Lodge's gardens are beautiful and perfect settings for your wedding or meeting. Depending on the garden, we will help you welcome anywhere from 50 to 250 guests surrounded by flowerbeds.close
Pala Mesa Resort
While some couples might enjoy an open-ended adventure, others prefer to have a plan set in stone. Exchanges like “‘What should we do today?’ ‘I don’t know, what do you want to do?’” are nightmare-inducing for such people. Whatever they’re going to do, they want a plan, whether it be scuba diving, amusement parks, or golfing. Speaking of golfing, if you’d like to plan a golf-themed honeymoon, look no further than Pala Mesa Golf Resort.
Designed with the golf-loving couple in mind, Pala Mesa is a vision in meticulously groomed courses paired with a supremely romantic setting. The California-Ranch style hotel is set snugly between the Temecula wine country and the scenic North County region of San Diego. When you aren’t testing your grit against one of Southern California’s most challenging golf courses, you and your partner will love your luxurious king bed and balcony overlooking the acres of rolling fairways. Grab a bite to eat at one of Pala Mesa’s delicious restaurants, or take a short drive into San Diego to experience one of their numerous theme parks, sports teams, or world-famous zoo. Just make sure that Pala Mesa is part of your plan.
2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028
As of 2010, the population of Fallbrook was 30,534.
Fallbrook is 17.56 mi²close
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Is your body full of the aches and pains of your day-to-day life? Do you wish that those pains would just melt away like butter on a piece of toast? Calistoga Hot Springs is here to help!
Hop into a volcanic ash mud bath or a Jacuzzi Mineral pool and feel all your worries ooze away. The 104°F water will leave you feeling nubile and fresh, while the ash mud will cleanse every pore on your body. After drying off, head over to a yoga class for an entirely different kind of relaxation. Calistoga’s trained professionals will give you the personal treatment you deserve, refreshing your spirit in addition to your body. Finally, you and your new partner can end the day with glass of wine on the patio, overlooking the majesty of upper Napa Valley.
1006 Washington Street, Calistoga, California 94515
The yearly average temperature in Napa is 70° Fahrenheit (21° C.)
Vineyard land in Napa Valley is among the most expensive agricultural land in the United States, valued between $75,000 and $300,000 per acre.close
Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
Saint Helena, CA
Styled with California’s famous vineyards in mind, Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer gives the appearance of class before you even step through the door. Its 78 luxurious accommodations are spread out over five beautifully crafted neighborhoods, and space is never an issue. The only issue, as it happens, is why can't you get there sooner?
Harvest Inn is surrounded by shaded groves and the famous California Redwoods, and takes a lot of pride in its botanical efficacy. On your honeymoon you’ll enjoy strolls through a veritable cornucopia of nature’s bounty. Recently, Harvest Inn completed construction on Harvest Table, an all-new restaurant that features food from their five culinary gardens as well as the best of what Napa Valley has to offer. Go enjoy a spa day with some massages or just relax poolside; it’s your honeymoon, and Harvest Inn is here to cater to the new couple's’ needs!
One Main Street, St Helena, CA 94574
5,947 as of 2013
Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast
Big Bear Lake, California
Four seasons of relaxation and adventure await at the Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast. This charming Southern California destination rests in the heart of the Big Bear Lake area and offers a combination of comfortable lodging and exciting entertainment that will keep you coming back year after year.
Celebrate the start of your life together in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California! This magnificent destination welcomes honeymooners of all ages to indulge in romance and adventure. Horseback ride through mountain trails, kayak across the gentle waves of the lake, or lounge on the shores and bask in the views. Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast offers a luxury cabin that's perfect for couples--enjoy extra privacy and comfort during your stay! All accommodations feature beds with the best linens and comforters, fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, wireless internet, and HD television. Plus, you'll have a Keurig coffeemaker and a large spa tub for relaxing. Every morning you can indulge in their full gourmet breakfast, and in the evening, they offer complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and libations!
601 Knight Ave, Big Bear Lake, California 92315
Romance is waiting for you at the beautiful Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast. This charming Big Bear Lake retreat lets you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on what's most important: each other. Relax in your cozy room, bask in the views of the inn's surrounding acre of forests, and indulge in a hearty breakfast every morning before venturing out. Whether zip-lining or horseback riding, there's something special for you to enjoy here together!
In the summer, the area is rife with hiking, fishing, zip-lining, and horseback riding opportunities, while wintertime brings in nearly 100 inches of snow and excellent skiing and snowboarding at Big Bear Mountain Resort.close
Cottage Grove Inn
Create amazing memories of the Napa Valley wine country as you celebrate your honeymoon at Cottage Grove Inn.
Settle into a charming cottage with your new spouse and enjoy the peace and quiet of this Calistoga retreat. Indulge in a soak in your private jacuzzi tub, lounge together on the private porch with a bottle of wine, or spend a day exploring the beautiful vineyards, many just a bike ride away. Every morning you can enjoy their full breakfast as well! You and your sweetheart can also explore Calistoga, which is home to quaint shops, restaurants, as well as other activities such as hiking and hot-air ballooning! This is the perfect destination to celebrate the start of your new life together.
1711 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515
Cottage Grove Inn offers pet-friendly accommodations for anyone who prefers to travel with their four-legged companion.
Related Onsite Offerings
Cottage Grove Inn has a number of special packages including Lazy Crazy Days of Summer, Proposal and Honeymoon, Berry Sweet and Bubbly Package, plus more!close
Seabreeze Vacation Rentals - San Diego
La Jolla, California
When you're searching for the perfect honeymoon location, you're looking for a luxury destination that blends comfort, weather, and fun. Look no further, as Seabreeze Vacation Rentals fits that description to a "T".
Seabreeze has over a decade of experience putting their guests in some of the finest condos, cottages, and luxury homes in southern California. No matter which beautiful property you decide on, you will be close to all of the activity that southern California is famous for. You and your partner can kick back and soak up the ever present sun on the beach, or grab a jet ski and get your heart racing as you hurdle over oncoming waves. Return to your sublimely located home to recharge your batteries, then head out to any of the multitude of nearby attractions. Sea World, Lego Land, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, and the extensive state and national park system will provide hours of frivolity. It will undoubtedly be a trip to remember.
6837 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Seabreeze was established in 2002.
San Diego has 263 sunny days on average per year!close
Seabreeze Vacation Rentals - Orange County
La Jolla, California
No it's not déjà vu- there really are two Seabreeze Vacation Rentals on this list, for one simple reason: two is twice as nice!
The Newport Beach iteration of Seabreeze is made up of a series of villages, each with its own unique style and character. This means that its surroundings a practically overflowing with notable attractions, perfect for a honeymoon diversion! Besides the obvious charm and beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its beaches, the surrounding boardwalks are stacked with quality restaurants and activities. And that's not even mentioning the spacious, luxury accommodations you'll be residing in!
Around the holidays, the Annual Christmas Boat Parade is an absolute do not miss event.
Summers in Newport offer outdoor fairs, festivals and celebrations nearly every weekend.
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The world famous Fashion Island Mall allows visitors to shop to their heart’s content.close
Hennessey House Bed & Breakfast
Celebrate the start of your life together at the historic Hennessey House Bed & Breakfast Inn in Napa, California.
When you and your new husband or wife stay at the Hennessey House, you will discover charming rooms complete with modern amenities, a delicious home-cooked breakfast to greet you each morning, and local wine and cheese to enjoy in the afternoon. Hennessey House rests on a half-acre stretch of land at the end of Main Street, providing you with easy access to all the local attractions while still being able to enjoy your privacy. Spend a day exploring the breathtaking vineyards that Napa is known for, bask in the views on a horseback ride, or explore the glorious art galleries in town. Jump on the Napa Valley Wine Train depot to be transported to any and all of the area's best wineries. For even more adventure, plan a day of hot-air ballooning, go on a bicycling trip, or unwind at a golf course.
1727 Main St Napa, California 94559
From San Francisco via Golden Gate Bridge - Scenic Route North on Highway 101 to Highway 37 east. East on 37 to Highway 121. Take 121 towards Napa to Highway 29. Turn left (north) on 29. Exit at Lincoln Avenue. Go East on Lincoln to the third stop light, Main Street. Turn right on Main Street. Hennessey House is near the end of the third block on the right.
SF Chronicle Baylist Contest -- Hennessey House was recently voted a Top 5 Wine Country Bed and Breakfast.close