Whether you’re celebrating a Wedding Anniversary, trying to find a spot to have a Babymoon, or you just want to get away and have some time away from the kids, there are dozens of romantic getaways for couples in Southern California. Read on to get ideas!
Once you become a parent, finding time to nurture your relationship can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge that’s worth taking on. Taking a trip – even a short one, even if you don’t go far – and getting away someplace without your kids in tow is a great way to remind yourselves who you were in the before times – before having kids.
Living in Southern California means you have options for romantic vacations in the Mountains, by the Ocean, at nearby Wineries, or at one of the many resorts here. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, SoCal has it all. Check out all these Romantic Getaways near Los Angeles!
- Romantic Getaways in Malibu
- Romantic Getaways in Beverly Hills
- Romantic Getaways Along the Coast
- Romantic Getaways in Pasadena
- Romantic Getaways in Temecula
- Romantic Getaways in Big Bear
- Romantic Getaways in Downtown Los Angeles
- Romantic Getaways in Santa Barbara
- Romantic Getaways in Ojai
- Romantic Getaways in Palm Springs
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Romantic Stays in Malibu
Malibu is famous for surfing and celebrity hideaways, or so they say, and it’s a super romantic spot for a getaway. There are beautiful beaches for swimming and strolling, or hikes in the hills overlooking those beaches. With its long stretches of open space, Malibu can feel like it’s a world away, even though it’s really only a few miles from the Valley or Santa Monica.
Enjoy the sunset and a terrific meal at one of Malibu’s famous beachfront cafés and restaurants, and maybe do some shopping at one of the tony boutiques. Don’t be surprised if you see celebrities on the beach or at the store – they’re really just like us!
Romantic Bungalow with Ocean and Mountain Views
Ready to relax? This cozy bungalow airbnb offers a private getaway in the Malibu hills. You’ll be able to spend time in the private Zen Garden with two lounge chairs, perfect for reading, holding hands, or just admiring the ocean and mountain views. Beaches are a short drive away for that romantic sunset stroll you’ve been ready to take.
Malibu Oasis with tons of Amenities
No matter what type of vacation you’re looking for, this Malibu airbnb stay has it for you. Enjoy all the perks of a room service menu, hot tub, pool, fire table, tee-pee, gazebos, macrame swings, surf paddle boards, outdoor dining, vineyard, and even a pond with flickering solar mason jar lights. Plus, easily access the popular Solstice Canyon trails for hiking. They have truly thought of everything!
Romantic Stays in Beverly Hills
Romance is alive in 90210. You two can stay in a luxury hotel or a luxury Airbnb, and then you’ll have your choice of fine dining and high-ticket shopping experiences. From art openings to theater, there is plenty of nightlife in Beverly Hills as well.
701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles 90077
The Hotel Bel-Air is well-known as one of the most romantic places in Los Angeles, whether you’re planning a stay or you just want to dine in their amazing restaurant. Nestled in wooded hills, the hotel is the epitome of understated elegance, and perfect for a private getaway, whether you stay by the pool or the swan lake.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills 90210
This iconic pink hotel, famous for its many Hollywood legends and movie appearances, promises a blend of vintage glamour and modern luxury. Known for their attention to detail and high standards of service, you’re sure to have an unforgettable romantic stay here.
Spacious Designer House in Beverly Hills
This Classic Beverly Hills bungalow airbnb is filled with designer furnishings and perfect for a romantic retreat. It’s big enough to bring the family – but that’s for another time… Indoor/outdoor living, and close enough to everything Beverly Hills has to offer.
Romantic Stays Along the Coast
Southern California’s coastline is long and gorgeous, and there are many different beach communities to choose from when picking a place to stay. From Santa Monica to the Palos Verdes peninsula, you can have a low-key or luxury experience, depending on what you like best.
Feel like sailing? What about spending the afternoon kayaking or Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the Pacific ocean? Maybe hunting around the tide pools is more your style, or shopping and dining at one of the many seaside spots. Whatever makes it romantic for you, enjoy.
Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
Right on the beach in Santa Monica, this hotel has it all: dining, pool, spa – and the ocean. With a design that evokes a cottage on the East Coast, this hotel is a delightful romantic getaway for a SoCal couple.
Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Overlooking the yachts in the marina, this hotel offers a romantic stay with an ocean breeze. Stroll past the boats on a leisurely walk and be on the lookout for harbor seals sunning themselves on the docks. There are many beach activities to sample, as well as terrific dining options nearby.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
This sprawling resort overlooks the Pacific and has amenities to speak to all of your needs, with on site dining, a spa, and nearby beach combing. A short drive from the famous Wayfarers Chapel, it might just put you in the mood to renew those vows.
Luxury Townhouse in Manhattan Beach
Enjoy the ocean views from this stunning airbnb in Manhattan Beach. This tiny coastal City has great surfing and beach walks, plus delightful shopping and dining, and this spot is close to all of it.
Romantic Stays in Pasadena
Pasadena is perfect for visiting places like the Huntington Gardens and Library, the Norton-Simon Museum, or the Gamble House – this time without the kids. There’s plenty of culture to be had, and in such a beautiful setting.
Get your daily steps in by walking around the famous Rose Bowl, or trace the route of the equally famous Tournament of Roses parade. Or drive a short distance to have some of the best Chinese food in SoCal. Or just find a quiet spot at your hotel or airbnb and relax.
Langham Huntington Hotel
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena 91106
With a glamorous history and impeccable luxury, the Langham is a wonderful place for a romantic getaway. The enormous property begs to be explored.
Cozy Private House in Pasadena
This cozy airbnb stay is located in a quiet neighborhood and close to sight-seeing, shopping, and dining. It features air conditioning, and a private back yard and patio.
Romantic Stays in Temecula
Visiting Temecula means getting a glimpse of what the old west was like, seeing a bit of California history still visible, and also watching the changes happen as more people settle in the region. You can spend time strolling, shopping, and dining in the quaint Old Town area, or you can sample some of the terrific wines from the local wineries.
Casa Contenta Spanish Colonial Villa
This fabulous airbnb could possibly be one of the most romantic spots we’ve ever seen, with mountain views, and at least three patio seating areas overlooking the pool and hot tub. Big enough for a couple of families to rent, it’s sure to feel extra romantic to have it all to yourselves.
Temecula Wine Country Airstream 74
Yes, you can stay in a super cool Airstream airbnb in the heart of Temecula Valley. Perfect for a couple who’s into sharing a unique stay near all the amenities Temecula has to offer.
Romantic Stays in Big Bear
Big Bear is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, whether you both are skiers and go in the Winter, or you like hiking, biking, and boating so you head up there in the Summer. There are cozy cabins galore, sure to help get you in the mood for romance.
Cozy Vintage Lake Home with Private Hot Tub
This airbnb offers privacy and romance in the mountains, near all the hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and dining you could want, and with a hot tub right on the property. Enjoy!
Bear Mountain Hideaway Cabin with Spa
This beautiful airbnb cabin would work for a family trip another time, but for now you two can head up and enjoy it all by yourselves. There’s a fireplace for extra coziness and a hot tub for relaxing under the stars. Close to lots of activities and located on a quiet street.
Romantic Stays in Downtown Los Angeles
DTLA can be one of the most romantic places in SoCal, if you like that sort of thing. Like a night skyline illuminating the skyscrapers, trendy restaurants and shops, plus the vibrant arts and culture scene. Feeling the pulse of the City may be just the thing to spark a romantic getaway.
The Millenium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90071
This hotel offers classic elegance and a storied past, set in the heart of Downtown LA, right on Pershing Square. A few blocks’ walk from Grand Central Market for casual dining, or a number of restaurants offering fine dining, the historic Bradbury Building for a tour, or a stroll through the nearby jewelry district for a few new baubles, maybe?
The Ritz-Carlton at LA Live
900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90015
A relatively recent addition to the LA skyline, this luxury hotel would make for a great romantic getaway, perfect for a couple who wants to be at the center of activity, nearby concert venues and Staples Center, as well as dining and the Grammy Museum.
Romantic Stays in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is like LA’s fancy Aunt to the North. While smaller than Los Angeles, there is a more luxurious feel to the City, and it’s just far enough away – and just different enough – to feel like a real getaway. Lovely strolls along State street, fine dining, visiting museums and galleries, and wine tasting at the local wineries’ tasting rooms are all terrific ways to spend time there.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara 93117
Set on 78 acres along the Pacific in Santa Barbara, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara offers a luxurious stay. Stroll along the 2 miles of beach the hotel faces, enjoy time in one of their 3 pools, or the 42,000 square foot spa. Some rooms have a firepit on the patio for extra romance.
Rustic Hiking Cabin with Amazing Views
Want to unplug and spend time focusing on your relationship? This is the place to do it! This adorable cabin will let you connect to the beauty of Santa Barbara, relax and stargaze, hike and enjoy life.
Romantic Stays in Ojai
Ojai feels like a hippie hangout that’s been upgraded into the 21st Century. Couples can spend time hiking, biking, meditating, visiting a spa, or just spending time together. It’s a beautiful place to visit.
Ojai Country Oasis with a View
This is a real oasis. It has everything you could want including a pool and outdoor shower, washer/dryer, hot tub, views, quiet and convenience. Wake up in the morning and take a hot tub or a swim. Quiet evenings. All you hear are frogs, crickets, owls and coyotes. Only a heartbeat from downtown Ojai.
Downtown Ojai Art-Lovers Guesthouse
This unique spot is in the heart of downtown Ojai~ walking distance to restaurants, hiking trails, breweries, shopping, spas + more. It is a free-standing casita on a property with other structures but is separate and private once you enter through the wooden gate.
Romantic Stays in Palm Springs
Whether you like to play golf or hang out by the pool, this desert oasis community can be a perfect spot for a trip away for two. You can find hikes, explore nature at Joshua Tree, or search for mid-Century Modern architecture, while summoning your inner Bob Hope or Dinah Shore.
Some may find it’s too hot in the desert, but to that we say: air conditioning, baby. Stay indoors and enjoy.
Two Bunch Palms
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs 92240
This fabulous boutique hotel is for adults only, so it may be the most ideal spot for a romantic getaway on this entire list. Legend has it the hotel was once owned by Al Capone, and whether it’s true or not, Two Bunch has been a favorite of celebrities for many years. Come for the water, stay for the romance.
Minimalist Modern Cabin in the Desert
The views here are not to be believed! Perfect for couples with an affinity for modern design and possibly not shy, either. This cabin would truly give you a unique and private stay!
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder and Managing Editor of MomsLA.com.
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