When was the last time you treated your special someone to a beach vacation? The California coast makes the perfect destination in any season. The beach is romantic, it’s almost always warm, and it’s definitely always beautiful. Fall is a stunning season on the coast… the weather is still pleasant, but the summer crowds thin out and the beaches become much more accessible.
Of course, a romantic getaway requires a romantic hotel or resort. You’ll find no shortage of those in California’s relaxing beach towns… in fact, many of our most couple-friendly destinations sit right on the water. These places are some of the finest in the state for enjoying with your significant other.
Little River Inn, Mendocino
Nestled along the Mendocino Coast in Northern California, the Little River Inn overlooks the ocean. For five generations, this has been the place to go for a peaceful getaway. It’s a destination resort which means you’ll have dining options, a golf course, tennis courts and an onsite salon and spa.
Dream Inn, Santa Cruz
The Dream Inn sits adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the beautiful wharf. You’ll be a short walk from some great local shops and restaurants, though you’ll have plenty to enjoy onsite, like a fine dining restaurant and a pool with stunning views. Choose from a poolside or an ocean view room, or upgrade to a suite for a special experience.
The Sea Otter Inn, Cambria
Cambria is a peaceful seaside village in the San Luis Obispo County. The charming Sea Otter Inn offers spacious rooms with ocean views, fireplaces and access to a refreshing outdoor pool. You and your other half can wander along the scenic Moonstone Beach Boardwalk to take in the views of the coastline.
Beach House Hotel, Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach sits on the outskirts of LA, so it’s the perfect place to venture for a quick escape from the crowds. Even though this area is an urban oasis that’s close to everything the city has to offer, the Beach House Hotel itself is peaceful and relaxing. You and your significant other will love the oceanfront rooms and onsite spa.
Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica
Shutters on the Beach is beautiful and luxurious, but the rooms are designed with guests’ comfort in mind. Their oceanfront suites are like pristine bedrooms you won’t want to leave… but if you do venture out, you’ll have access to several restaurants and lounges, a fitness center, a spa, and of course, the beach. Santa Monica is always worth exploring, but you’ll find plenty of amenities right outside your door.
Casa Laguna, Laguna Beach
This romantic hideaway was built in the 1920s but has been recently restored using Moroccan influences. The castle-like seaside enclave of historical buildings might make you feel like you’re in Europe, but one walk around the neighborhood will ensure you’re in California. The Casa Laguna Hotel property has an outdoor spa overlooking the ocean that offers massages and a soaking tub.
L’Auberge Del Mar
This beautiful resort is all about hospitality. Situated on 5.2 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds with a private walkway to a pristine beach, the property has won numerous awards for its excellence. The rooms and suites are gorgeous, and the onsite dining and spa options are second to none. L’Auberge Del Mar even has a daily activities calendar in case you and your sweetie decide to embark on an adventure.
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego Area
You’ll find the indulgent Hotel Del minutes from downtown San Diego. Their Victorian rooms are located in their iconic Victorian building and have a historic bed and breakfast vibe. They also have modern resort rooms, oceanfront rooms and beautiful suites. Enjoy a famous Sunday brunch in the Crown Room, indulge in a spa treatment and rent bikes to ride down the boardwalk… if you can pry yourself away from the stunning pool, that is.