7 California Honeymoon Ideas

7 California Honeymoon Ideas

Bed and Breakfast, California Select Registry – February 25, 2015

If you're getting married soon, then one of the crucial planning steps should be deciding where to spend your honeymoon.  The state of California is the ideal destination for those looking to experience natural beauty and romantic relaxation during their honeymoon. Due to the large size of the state, California has a diverse selection of places to visit, each with its own charms. From beautiful shorelines to lush wine growing regions, California has something for everyone. With a wide selection of Select Registry properties in California you can be confident that you'll find luxurious and romantic accommodations in several different areas.  The place to start when coming up with California honeymoon ideas is choosing a particular destination based on the atmosphere you desire, then you can decide what activities to enjoy while there.  These California honeymoon ideas will help you begin planning your getaway.

1. San Francisco

Home of many iconic sites (the Golden Gate Bridge and Park, Lombard Street, trolleys, etc), San Francisco is a perfect destination if you're looking for California honeymoon ideas. The city is full of first class dining, entertainment, shopping and more.  There is something unique about the culture of San Francisco that you need to experience at least once.

Where to Stay:

Washington Square Inn


2. Half Moon Bay

South of San Francisco is the charming town of Half Moon Bay.  This picturesque town is perfect for couples looking for California honeymoon ideas that include scenic beaches, and small town charm without sacrificing great dining options.  Home of the legendary Mavericks surf contest, this community is also home to great art and culture, so you if your inclined you can browse galleries and shops as well as relaxing beach side.

Where to Stay:

Mill Rose Inn

3. Mendocino

Like many of the popular destinations in California, Mendocino has a beautiful coast, perfect for long walks and exploring.  With its mild Maritime Mediterranean climate, any time of year is a good time to visit Mendocino.  Along with the picturesque cliff-backed beaches, Mendocino is also home to vineyards and wineries, a quaint downtown, and more.

Where to Stay:

Glendeven Inn

Sea Rock Inn

4. Napa Valley and Wine Country

If you're a wine lover, then one of the best California honeymoon ideas for you is probably taking a trip to the Napa Valley and the California Wine Country.  With so many vineyards to visit (all of which are in stunning settings), you'll can be as busy during your trip as you want to. The Napa Valley Wine Train is a great way to experience wine country, and other tours are available to make sure you get the most out of your time in the area.r  Or you can simply enjoy the ambiance at on of the inns listed below.

Where to Stay:

Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country | Occidental, CA

Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa | Guerneville, CA

The Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort | Healdsburg, CA

Wine Country Inn | St. Helena, CA

Inn on Randolph | Napa, CA

The Inn on First | Napa, CA

Churchill Manor | Napa, CA

5. Santa Barbara

Between the mountains and the sea, Santa Barbara has a lot to offer those who want their California honeymoon ideas to offer scenic beauty as well as the opportunity to enjoy fine dining, arts and entertainment.  Whether you prefer views of the Pacific Ocean or the Santa Ynez Mountains, you'll find a lot to look forward to in Santa Barbara.

Where to Stay:

Simpson House Inn

The Ballard Inn & Restaurant

6. Yosemite

For couples who want to enjoy the wonder of the great outdoors during their vacation, then one of the best California honeymoon ideas is a visit to Yosemite National Park.  With it's stunning rock formations, lush greenery and pristine atmosphere, it's the perfect place to hike, bike, or just explore.

Where to Stay:

McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn | Twaine Harte, CA

Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park | Groveland, CA

Dunbar House | Murphys, CA


7.  Eureka

For something a little more unique, head north to Eureka.  This town in Humboldt County will charm you in more ways than one.  Set on Humboldt Bay, Eureka is home to a historic downtown and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as having several historic Victorian mansions throughout town.  Visitors can also enjoy the closeness of the redwood forests, the bay, charming shops, and good food.

Where to Stay:

Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301


No matter which of these California honeymoon ideas you use, you can be sure that when you choose one of the Select Registry properties in the state, your stay will be top notch!


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