Though meant to be an exciting time to relax and enjoy the company of your significant other, planning for your honeymoon can be exhausting. You’ve spent hours on Pinterest creating a gallery full of ideas, but how do you decide which is the right one? Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or just a weekend getaway with friends, researching the trip is always stressful and time-consuming. To help, we’ve created a guide to some of our favorite California honeymoon ideas!
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What to Think About When Considering These California Honeymoon Ideas
Why Take a California Honeymoon?
California is the picture-perfect destination because it has a little bit of something for everyone. Are you interested in exploring waterfalls and hidden caves, or would you rather lounge on the beach and enjoy a sunrise or sunset? Wine lovers can experience one of the most notable wine producing regions in the states and travel from vineyard to vineyard. Whether you’re an outdoor adventure couple or you’re just looking to take a break and relax, California has it all for your special honeymoon getaway.
How to Select a Destination
Picking your actual destination in California will probably be the most difficult aspect of your planning. First, you should decide what type of vacation you’re looking to take for your California honeymoon. If you only want to hang out on the shore soaking up the sun, you should consider one of California’s many coastal destinations. In the northern part of California, you can explore Half Moon Bay. Just outside of San Francisco, this beautiful beach town offers stunning coastal views and proximity to the beach as well as the big city.
If you’re envisioning a more adventurous trip, we recommend visiting Humboldt County, which is known as California’s Redwood Coast. Hike through rugged forest trails surrounded by massive Redwood trees and other intriguing vegetation.
Finally, if you’re curious about California’s expansive wine country, indulge in a trip to Sonoma or Napa counties. When you visit either area, you’ll have hundreds of vineyards within a short drive. Hope from winery to winery or spend a whole day exploring one of the most popular vineyards in the area.
The Perfect Place to Stay
Couples can often feel overwhelmed about where to stay when browsing all of the different California honeymoon ideas. Researching each accommodation in any given area of the state can be exhausting, so we’ve handpicked some of our favorite properties throughout California to help you narrow down your choices.
Applewood Inn and Spa: This romantic bed and breakfast will provide you the perfect getaway for you and your significant other. It’s a hideaway that provides couples with a peaceful yet secluded refuge to unwind and spend valuable time together. This property is located just one hour north of San Francisco in the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot growing region.
Mill Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast: This lovely bed and breakfast offers its guests an unforgettable experience with breathtaking views of the California coast. Minutes from this property in Half Moon Bay, you’ll discover secluded beaches. If you’re interested in hiking, you’ll be near the magnificent Redwood Forests. This is the perfect location for any couples hoping to split their time between relaxing on the beach and adventuring through nature.
Sea Rock Inn: For an awe-inspiring view of the Mendocino coast, Sea Rock Inn is the perfect place to stay. You can choose between a cottage or suites that are all surrounded by lush gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Spend the day exploring the beautiful property or all the village shops and galleries in Mendocino.
The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table: If you’re searching for a romantic inn that still has an upscale and elegant ambiance, The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table is for you. Located near many wineries, you will never run out of things to do or sights to see. You will even find an award-winning restaurant on site that you can enjoy in room or by dining in. This is a property you’ll never want to leave!
The Inn on First: Culinary connoisseurs will love staying at this Napa Valley inn, which offers an exquisite menu tailored for all taste buds. They are more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. During your stay, you can spend days trying to explore some of the 400 wineries in the area.
Learn more about our other California properties!
Now that you’ve gotten a feel for some of our favorite California honeymoon ideas, it’s time for you to book your stay and start getting excited for your trip. Staying in a Select Registry property is the perfect choice during your honeymoon as our innkeepers are dedicated to providing personalized, friendly service. If you’re looking for even more honeymoon ideas, check out some of our romance properties known for their intimate atmosphere.