California Romantic Spots

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Almost any place can be romantic with the right person to keep your company. Okay, maybe not a storage shed or fish hatchery, but use your imagination on this one. California has so many places to take in the beauty of nature, relax outdoors at a cafe, wine tasting at a vineyard, hiking to a waterfall, or a dinner on a historic train, a bon fire on the beach, visiting an aquarium, or an old gold mine. How about kayaking on the bay, soak in a nature hot springs, picnicking on the cliffs, off-roading in search of wildflower meadows, tubing in the river, sledding in the mountains, full moon walks in the country, stargazing for meteor showers in the desert, staying overnight at a Gold Country bed & breakfast, bike rentals in Yosemite, or a crystal cave tour in Sequoia National Park. Well, you get the idea. These little list could go on & on, but we will leave the ultimate decision up to you. And your honey will be so happy you took the time to create a special weekend – just for the two of you.

Below is a list of just a few romantic spots inside California. Please keep in mind that some of these locations are at high altitude, meaning they get plenty snow in winter months, so plan accordingly.

California Romantic Beach

San Diego Beaches

Torry Pines Beach in San Diego is an excellent place to take a hike w/ your lover. Or perhaps, a picnic dinner watching the sunset, overlooking the waves, surfers, & train tracks.

usala beach lost coastCalifornia has some amazing beaches & coastline, that’s for sure. Supposedly most of us moved out here for this glorious gold coast, yet often find ourselves held hostage in front of the televisions – instead of outside, enjoying the scenery, the sand, the moist sea breezes & fresh air.

Favorite beaches listed from south to north along the California coast:

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see also California Beach Destinations & Coastal Bed & Breakfasts

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Swimming pool resort: The Mod Resort in Palm Desert is hip & high class.

Seeking a romantic weekend in California?

We have romance California all throughout this site, thousands of weekend ideas & locations, especially if you are into the outdoors. Picnics, wine tasting, bed & breakfast plus nature all combined together, or seperate. Secluded camp spots for romantic camping, to luxury coastal lodges or cozy mountain cabins, we can offer you something local, something different, on any budget.

Romantic Cabins

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California Romantic Spots

In glorious & majestic California you’ve got your choice of weekend cabin rentals. Most could be considered romantic – with the right person, a moon, candlelight & a warm fireplace. Numerous small mountain towns offer accommodations or vacation homes for rent. Some locations have small courtyard style hotels, bungalows, cottages or river front cabins. We’ve listed some communities in which to find these special gems. Follow the lodging link for each town to discover a secluded place to call your private, special, romantic weekend. Enjoy!

In all of our 20 years of local travels at Total Escape, we can highly recommend a few top notch digs:

  • Quiet Creek Cabins in Idyllwild CA
  • Julian Historic Hotel in the San Diego backcountry
  • Cottage Hotel BNB at Randsburg
  • Furnace Creek Inn in Death Valley National Park
  • Panamint Springs Resort near Death Valley
  • China Ranch House Inn Resort near Death Valley
  • Benton Hot Springs N of Bishop
  • McNalleys Fairview Motel on Upper Kern
  • Springville Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • Weaverville Hotel in NorCal

California Camping Club

California Camping Clubs

Below are a few camping organizations within California. Some of geared toward the young adults who like to rough it & others are specific to RV family camping style.

Outdoor Club

Circle City Campers

Escapees RV Club

Family Motor Coach Association

Loners on Wheels is a singles RV club

Mountain Lakers Club

Pioneer Camping Club

RVing Women

Off road enthusiasts can enjoy one of many day runs or overnight camping trips with various 4×4 Groups in California: