With its majestic coastlines, scenic mountains, gorgeous desert landscapes, and world-class vineyards, Southern California is home to hundreds of beautiful honeymoon locations. Whether you and your new husband or bride want a classic romantic getaway in a five-star resort or a more adventurous experience, these Southern California honeymoon destinations have something for everyone.
Laguna Beach: Beach Lovers Rejoice
Laguna Beach has more beach hotels than any other Southern California city, making it the perfect honeymoon destination for a relaxing, sea-side escape with your new spouse. Laguna Beach is about an hour drive from Los Angeles. Beach access and ocean views are the main attractions at this water-front city, although Laguna Beach’s laid-back vibe has inspired a vibrant art community, top-notch restaurant scene, and exciting nightlife. Great for couples on a budget, Laguna has great lodging options for almost any price range. There are so many local activities, like wine tasting, gallery hopping, surfing, dolphin watching, snorkeling, and amazing food.
Catalina Island: Newlyweds Swoon on the “Island of Romance”
Catalina Island is known as one of Southern California’s most romantic honeymoon destinations, it provides a slow paced, ‘island time’ way of life many couples are looking for on their honeymoon. 22 miles Southwest of Los Angeles. Escape all the Los Angeles traffic and smog and go to the no-car island of Catalina.In order to get to this island, you can go by sea or air. It is an hour by boat and there are four ports in Southern California: San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Dana point. It is also a 15 minute helicopter ride where you can enjoy the aerial view of the island. The Mediterranean-style town is filled with activities to enjoy, both on land and sea; camping, hiking, walking tours, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, glass-bottom boat tours, scuba diving, and snorkeling are just a few of the many things couples can do on the Island of Romance. After a long day of activities, wind down with a couple’s massage at one of the Catalina’s many luxurious spas.
Malibu:Take in the Sunshine & Canyon Views
Sun, sand, beaches, and gorgeous views of the nearby Topanga Canyons are sure to sweep any couple off their feet in Malibu, one of Los Angeles’ most popular honeymoon destinations. Spend a day at the Malibu Lagoon State Beach, or enjoy one of the many great restaurants around this quaint, seaside town. This is a top destination for swimming and surfing. The Topanga Canyons offer honeymooners the option to hike and enjoy hill-top sunset views. There are ocean front hotels, cottage-style rentals, and other options to suit any lodging preference.You can also wander around the gorgeous Getty Villa.
Hacienda Hot Springs: Nature Lovers Rejoice
Located in Desert Hot Springs, California, Hacienda Hot Springs is surrounded by vast deserts on one side and beautiful mountains on the other. Completely private and exquisitely landscaped, the adlt-only hotel offers an on-site spa, in-room couples massages, and a pool filled with mineral water sourced from the nearby natural hot springs. Guests staying in one of the six hacienda-style buildings can expect delicious organic food, complimentary yoga classes, and unrivaled amenities. You will be minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park where you can go hiking or horseback riding or stargazing. There are also museums and the El Paseo Shopping District where you can shop local.
Temecula: Wine Fanatics Indulge
Temecula is your wine country getaway and a lovers’ paradise. A more intimate winery experience than Napa, Temecula offers a wine lovers a chance to indulge in their passion without fighting the crowds. Only an hour drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego, Temecula features over 20 wineries in addition to fine restaurants and sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains. You can go horseback riding through the grape vines, go wine tasting at various vineyards, or take a hot air balloon ride overlooking the hills. Late February is a wonderful time to visit because spring flowers will start blooming through Spring.Popular hotels/resorts include Point Vineyard Inn and the South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. Many of these resorts will have honeymoon package available so you can have fun wine tasting.
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