From vineyards to palm-fringed beaches to luxe desert hideaways, honeymooners and romance-ready travellers alike strike gold in California. It is easy to create a custom couples’ itinerary that’s pure magic. Here, that means the sky is literally the limit, whether your fantasy is hot air ballooning together over Sonoma; wine, dine and wow in West Hollywood or star gazing in the desert. Wherever you venture together, you’ll discover California is a lover’s paradise.
With the new Sip, Cycle and Soar tour, Sonoma County offers an exciting culinary and nature experience for adventurous honeymooners looking to experience the region from both land and air. Start with a sunrise and end with a balloon ride adventure with unparalleled views of the renowned Sonoma landscape from above.
Recently re opened at The Oasis, The Inn at Death Valley is one of the most romantic retreats in the region. This hideaway offers tranquillity, peace and romantic stay for any couple. Rooms are surrounded by gardens, deserts and the rolling Panamint Mountains. Guests watch a glorious sunset from one of the quaint stone patios or enjoy a cocktail from Stargazers Deck.
The calm waters of Huntington Harbour provide the perfect setting for couples wanting to learn how to master paddle boarding together by day, by local pro surf champion Rocky McKinnon, or enjoy a romantic sunset gondola ride at sunset. Explore the canals and islands of Huntington Harbour and Sunset Beach. An ice bucket is at the ready for all couples to join with their own wine plus cosy blankets ready for you to settle in and enjoy the ride.
Treebones resort caters for the coastal dwellers and the keen outdoors and gives the ultimate ‘Glamping experience’. Ranging from Yurts to Twig huts, Treebones creates a magical experience surrounded by spectacular views of the ocean combined with luxury camping and amenities. Try a night in the cocoon named ‘The Autonomous Tent’ secluded on the edge of the resort with your own private deck and outdoor fire pit, experience some of the greatest sunsets in Big Sur.
GREATER PALM SPRINGS
Couples can camp under the glittering dome of stars, planets and passing meteors in the California desert. For those looking for a cosy retreat after a night of stargazing rather than sleeping out in the open, the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage is the perfect spot for looking out across Coachella Valley from its mountain perched swimming pool.
YOSEMITE MARIPOSA COUNTY
The stunning Tenaya Lodge, just outside the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park. Hidden between the trees it will give you a combination of privacy and luxury with the park and its adventure offerings right at your doorstep. Sit next to the fireplace or the balcony to soak up the natural landscape. Surrounded by towering Sugar Pines and Incense Cedars are perfect for lovebirds.
ANZA-BORREGO STATE PARK
In Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, luxury is enjoying the beauty of nature in California’s first International Dark Sky Community. The Sunset-to Stars Dinner Excursion begins with an off-road ride through the badlands to Font’s Point, otherwise known as California’s Grand Canyon. Afterwards couples will head to the Clark Homestead site to enjoy a romantic sunset dinner and spectacular desert stargazing. Private dinner excursions are also offered.
Book the Scenic Flight offering at Mariposa/Yosemite Airports for the ultimate honeymoon adventure for sightseeing. This unique experience enables newlyweds to share an unforgettable views of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and spectacular High Sierra geography. During the trip, couples will enjoy glimpses of beautiful waterfalls, Ansel Adams Wilderness and so much more. www.yosemiteviation.com
Honeymooners can the lively city from above at many of the rooftop locations with breath-taking views of the entire city.
E.P.+L.P. offer honeymooners the perfect spot to relax in the evening around a fire pit, enjoying a drink as they watch the sun go down.
La Jolla Sunset Kayak Tour
Kayak along the beautiful shoreline of La Jolla’s Ecological Reserve as the sun sets beyond the horizon. Float along the peaceful waters of La Jolla in this 2-hour sunset kayak tour where you will have the opportunity to see sea lions, leopard sharks, dolphins and Garibaldi.
For further information, please visit www.visitcalifornia.co.uk
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