California’s Relaxing & Romantic Getaways
Everyone’s got their own idea about what makes for a romantic evening or weekend getaway. Whether it’s a serene sunset or bubbling Jacuzzi for two, here are some ideas to stimulate plans for a romantic weekend with your honey.
Loews Santa Monica. Is there anything more romantic than enjoying a beach sunset with your sweetie? The Double Your Sunset package ensures plenty of beach time watching the setting sun, free late check-out (6 p.m.) and a$75 credit toward a spa treatment at Ocean Spa and Fitness Center. Offer ends March 31, 2013. At Loews Coronado in San Diego, couples can arrange for a gondola ride around the bay while sipping champagne. Oooh La La! www.leows.com.
Paso Robles Inn, Paso Robles.
With private Jacuzzis on guest room balconies, the historic Paso Robles Inn is a romantic place even without special deals. But the inn offers a sweet Passion in Paso package, which includes overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Spa Room, dinner for two at the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse, chocolate covered strawberries, a basket of fresh, seasonal fruits, a bottle of Bianchi Sparkling Wine and two spa robes. The Paso Robles Inn has been popular with visitors for over a century for its therapeutic mineral waters and beautiful natural surroundings of majestic oak trees, babbling brooks and lush gardens. www.pasoroblesinn.com.
Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley. Get a taste of Northern Europe in this Danish town. Start your day with breakfast at a Danish eatery. Share a plate of aebleskiver, Danish pancake balls dusted with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam. Next, enjoy wine tasting or shop along the flower-lined, pedestrian-friendly streets. Look for ornamental storks (considered good luck in Denmark) perched atop roofs. After a day of sipping wine, walking and dining, get cozy in the charming Solvang Gardens Lodge (www.solvanggardens.com). www.SolvangUSA.com.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa’s Romance package includes chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, full breakfast for two adults each day and valet parking. A two night stay required. www.huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com. *If you go to Hyatt and book this hotel, Traveling Mom will receive a referral fee.
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