There's so much to see and do in California!
The West Coast has a ton of California honeymoon destinations for newlyweds to choose from. Not only can you wear shorts all year round in most parts of Cali, but you don’t even need a passport to visit! So, if you’re planning to stay in the U.S. for your honeymoon and want to plan an unforgettable trip, then you definitely need to check out these top California honeymoon destinations. From wine tasting in Napa to gorgeous oceanfront views along the Pacific Coast Highway, California honeymoon destinations are a great choice for a romantic getaway.
When to go
Cali is a top place to travel to all year long because much of the state stays warm throughout the year. However this doesn’t mean that California doesn’t get cooler in some parts of the state. Being one the largests states in the U.S., California has a mix of different climates throughout its regions. Southern Cali—especially along the coast—has some of the highest temperatures during the Spring and Summer and also attracts the most vacation goers. Autumn brings mild temperatures to certain parts of Cali and is the perfect season to visit if you want take advantage of California’s wine region. If you’re hoping to have a cozy trip that’s filled with warm fires, skiing or some snow, then we suggest planning your getaway during the winter months in Northern or Western Cali. Whichever type of honeymoon you’re planning, California’s versatile climate lets couples pick and choose the type of vacation they desire.
Where to go
There are plenty of California honeymoon destinations that are perfect for all types of couples. From foodies to outdoorsy couples, these are the top Cali cities to visit for your honeymoon.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach town on California’s Monterey Peninsula and provides honeymooners with a relaxing beach destination. So, If you’re looking for a low-key trip that’s filled with white sand beaches and crystal blue water, then you’ll fall in love with this California honeymoon destination.
If you and your S.O. love fairytales or theme parks then you definitely should check into a resort at Disneyland for your honeymoon. Located in Anaheim California, Disneyland offers couples a fun and playful honeymoon experience. Whether you opt to park hop or unwind in a private cabana by the pool, Disneyland is known for being the “Happiest Place on Earth” and is a great pick for a honeymoon.
Located right on the California-Nevada border in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is a fab pick for active or nature-loving couples. With endless amounts of beautiful scenery and snow-capped mountains, we can’t think of a better California honeymoon destination for couples wanting to hit the slopes or spend their trip outdoors.
A mecca for celebs, high-end shops, museums and trendy restaurants, L.A. will make sure that your honeymoon is filled with action and entertainment. It’s one of Cali’s biggest cities and is known for having gorgeous Santa Monica beaches, a killer shopping experience at Rodeo Drive and some impressive works of art at The Getty Center.
Wine lovers definitely should plan their honeymoon in Napa Valley. Located just North of San Francisco, Napa is known for having hundreds of hillside vineyards that are great for touring and tasting a variety of different blends and wines with your new spouse. Along with having some of the best wineries, Napa Valley also is home to some of the most romantic resorts and spas in the area, which are great for checking into and relaxing during your honeymoon.
Pacific Coast Highway
A honeymoon road trip along California’s Pacific Coast Highway is a great pick if you want to beep bop to different beach towns throughout your honeymoon. California’s coastline is over 500 miles long that passes through dreamy beaches and cities and like Malibu, Santa Barbara and Monterey Bay. Just make sure to stick to an itinerary so you can hit all the right stops while cruising along the coast.
San Diego is home to beautiful beaches, numerous art galleries and a renowned Zoo—making it another great California honeymoon destination. With 70 miles of coastline and a climate that is always warm, San Diego attracts honeymooners all year long.
Filled with iconic landmarks, the City by the Bay definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to providing honeymooners with things to do around the city. Touristy couples can easily check out the Golden Gate Bridge and take some wow-worthy selfies or spend the day sightseeing in a cable car. If that doesn’t sound up your alley San Fran also has tons of top-notch restaurants and museums for you to visit with your newly spouse, too!
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