Romantic Things to Do in Southern California Cities

Romantic Things to Do in Southern California Cities
Affectionately known as "SoCal" to many locals, the Southern California region is regarded as one of the most romantic destinations for a getaway of a day, a weekend or an even longer stay. Defined as the concentrated cities of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego, planning a romantic trip to Southern California is no more difficult than narrowing down your choices from some of the country's most pleasurable places where romance abounds.

The Avalon Hotel, Santa Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island is just 20 miles from the coast of Southern California, and it can be reached in just over an hour's ferry ride or by private plane. Cuddle up in the small town of Avalon at the Avalon Hotel, a romantic location with ocean view rooms, a garden patio and roof top deck. When you're not nestled away in your room, everything from festivals to movies to yoga classes are at your disposal.

Recipient of the Travelers' Choice award as best for romance and one of the best hidden gems, couples who are looking for luxurious bedding, abundant amenities, breathtaking views and distinctive style will be delighted with this choice in lodging for their romantic escape.

The Avalon Hotel
124 Whittley Avenue
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-7070
www.theavalonhotel.com

Laguna Canyon Winery

Here is a Southern California city spot that tops many for atmosphere, ambiance and romance. The Laguna Canyon Winery is the premiere location to sample some of the finest wines in the world. Whether you want to take a spot in the tasting room or customize a private party for just the two of you, this is the place to go.

Purchase a bottle of your own creation while you're there, and all the tasting fees are waived. There's also a glass for you both at no extra charge. If you want to enjoy your wine under the stars, the Laguna Beach is a scenic stretch along Laguna Road that's about a mile north of the winery.

Laguna Canyon Winery
2133 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(945) 715-9463
www.lagunacanyonwinery.com

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Prepare for the romantic experience of a lifetime; get set to board the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for a thrilling ride that climbs 5,873 feet into the air in about 15 minutes; it rotates 360 degrees several times during the assent. Enjoy a movie or the gift shop before your tram departs the base station. Travel from the hot Palm Springs desert floor to the cool mountain top where there are mountain trails to trek, gentle breezes through the trees, a breathtaking view of Palm Springs and a restaurant to enjoy.

During winter months, it's the perfect snow-capped getaway to partake of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Those who want to make a longer stay in the area can take advantage of Palms Springs Tram Packages that include tram fare and hotel with complimentary breakfast.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
One Tramway Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 325-4537
www.pstramway.com

Article Written By Jerry Garner

Jerry Garner has been writing semi-professionally for more than 15 years. The body of Garner's work includes informative articles, news and current events and historical essays. He is an avid sports fan and frequently writes about outdoor activities online.

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