California golden state of America on the western coast of the US is blessed with amazing and unique natural attractions. Some of these natural attractions are very famous amongst love birds and are perfect for romantic getaways in California. From surfing waves of the Pacific Ocean to dramatic cliffs towering with tall sequoia trees, enchanting sunsets, rolling green hills, fairy-tale quaint towns, foggy cities, California offers perfect romantic getaways for couples. So this time I will be listing some of these destinations listed below for perfect and most romantic getaways (cities) / places in California. Check some romantic places in California and plan your trip with your loved ones. Some of these places are the most romantic cities in California and the most romantic places in the USA too. Plan your romantic weekend getaways in California, USA.
Most Romantic Getaways ( Cities ) / Places in California
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Big Sur – Dramatic Coastline
The dramatic coastline of Big Sur with the rugged mountainous region starting from San Simeon till Carmel by the Sea on the Central Californian coast where Santa Lucia mountains meet the deep blue Pacific Ocean is a truly enchanting romantic getaway in California. It is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world with an amazing picturesque backdrop. This region is full of the tallest trees, Redwoods forest, waterfalls along the rugged coastline, it is the perfect spot for couples and therefore labeled as the most romantic getaways on the western coast, USA. The drive across Big Sur Coast is also topping in the world’s best road trips.
Carmel-by-the Sea: A Quaint and Upscale Seaside Resort
A visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea is a truly romantic experience with laid back & quaint fairy tale village nestled along California’s Central Coast. Though this town is one mile long still a perfect place to spend a romantic getaway from hustling bustling city life. Romantic cafes, fairytale houses, enchanting coastline, the hilly backdrop is the perfect way to spend a cozy time here. Not only fairytale settings would enchant you but shopping too here is worth doing. I recommend including Carmel by the sea definitely on your Most Romantic Getaways ( Cities ) / Places in California list.
Santa Barbara – The American Riviera
Santa Barbara is also known as Californian Riveria and is famous for its beautiful Mediterranean climate. It has several pretty beaches, Mediterranean architecture, and palm trees. Famous for rustic State Street shops with laidback quaint vibes and upscale beach resorts.
Solvang – The Danish town
Solvang attracts numerous visitors every year due to its unique Danish vibes and relaxed laidback settings. Not only the architecture is beautiful but also the backdrop of Santa Ynez Valley and its sunny climate is truly enchanting. Solvang is also famous for its Danish bakery, gourmet food, and a famous wine county on the central Californian coast. Therefore Solvang is the perfect romantic place for a couple’s getaway in California.
The Rolling Hills of Sonoma County
Relax and unwind at romantic vineyards, rolling green hills in Sonoma County, just 30 miles north of San Francisco. It boasts as a perfect destination for food and wine lovers, relaxing spas, and enchanting beauty created by rolling green hills and tall trees all around. Go tasting wine at local 425 wineries, hike among towering redwoods, marvel at the stunning Pacific Coast, and indulge in peaceful small towns laidback lifestyle. A perfect romantic destination for romantic couples in California with upscale spas and wineries.
South Lake Tahoe – Enchanting Emerald Lakes
Lake Tahoe – the largest Alpine lake in North America is the most popularly visited destination in California. The clear cobalt blue-colored water body surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain range makes it a perfect romantic setting. Spread across two states – California and Nevada, this lake is popular among nature enthusiasts, hikers, campers, bikers, too. The stunning scenery of Lake Tahoe would make your special moments more memorable and would be your lifetime experience. This place is worth visiting in all seasons.
San Francisco – Foggy city
San Francisco – a dramatic colorful – city is listed amongst the most romantic city in the USA by many famous travel websites. This city offers breathtaking views from every corner due to hilly slopes, colorful streets and top-notch food and wine, the City by the stunning Bay is a perfect destination for romance. Not only this city has beautiful views, but the fog hovering over this city makes the atmosphere very dreamy and romantic.
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Carlsbad – San Diego – Exotic Beaches
Carlsbad is your romantic getaway to California’s most charming and unforgettable escapes. From world-class beach resorts to quaint boutique hotels, soak into the coastal splendor with beautiful sunsets across the Pacific coast. Located in scenic North County San Diego this is popularly known as “The Village by the Sea.”
Yosemite National Park – Mountain / Forest Nature camping – Most Romantic Getaways ( Cities ) / Places in California
A 1200 sq. miles area blessed with natural beauties is a paradise for all nature lovers. Located at northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountain, this National Park in the USA has many wonderful natural attractions. A perfect place to lay your camping tents and spend some cozy time with your loved ones under the stars. This place is known for the moonbow (rainbow during moonrise).
GENERAL TIPS – Most Romantic Getaways ( Cities ) / Places in California
- Most of these places are located on the world’s best scenic road drives. So not only these places are beautiful but the road trips to these places are equally romantic. So plan for a romantic #Californiaroadtrip with your partner.
- Many of these places offer RV’s and camping options for which you need to book your slot beforehand.
- All places can be visited in any season as these places look wonderful in every season.
- There are many nearby towns or small escapes from these romantic getaways in California.
- Sunsets are worth watching for in California.
- Book your hotel resorts or famous tours beforehand as many times upscale beach or hilly resorts are fully booked during holidays or weekends.
I hope you loved reading about Most Romantic Getaways ( Cities ) / Places in California and would surely plan to visit any of them very soon with your loved ones. Do let me know your favorite romantic place in California – the west coast of the USA and how you spent your lovely moments here.
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