10 Romantic Valentines Weekend Getaways on the West Coast & More

With Valentine’s Day on its way, now is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway! Whether you live on the East Coast and want to explore new territory, or you are a West Coast resident and looking for a quick getaway, the following destinations will have you basking in the sun, relaxing at the spa, and taking in some pretty amazing scenery! 


Paradise Point Resort

 

CA – With sun-drenched beaches, vibrant arts, world-class dining and exciting adventures, San Diego is consistently rated one of the most romantic destinations in the country. With so many activities to explore, it can be difficult to pack America’s finest offerings into one getaway. Luckily, Paradise Point, a Destination Hotel, San Diego’s quintessential island resort, has all the amenities couples seek on a romantic retreat. Nestled amongst 44-acres of lush tropical gardens, lagoons and white sand beaches on San Diego’s Mission Bay, Paradise Point Resort is the perfect sanctuary for an idyllic couples’ getaway.

The resort includes:

  • Your choice of garden, lagoon or bay view rooms, with each bungalow boasting an adjacent private patio with two Adirondack chairs, perfect for in-room dining and soaking in the natural island beauty.
  • Blissful adventures are endless on Paradise Point’s exotic 44 acres. Whether you prefer to explore Mission Bay by bicycle or on foot, hop on board a FunCat motorized lounge chair for two, or take an exhilarating ride on a jetski, Paradise has it all.
  • The award-winning Spa at Paradise Point is where couples can unwind in the private garden courtyard and hot tub before indulging in romantic treatments like side-by-side Balinese massages in the couples’ bungalow or a milk bath for two in a wooden soaking tub sprinkled with hibiscus flowers. 

West Inn & Suites

CA – Award-winning West Inn & Suites is an 86-room boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail with a classic style. Located in Carlsbad, California, the coastal North San Diego location is within a five minute walk to the beach and five minute drive to area attractions such as the LEGOLAND California Resort, world-renown golf courses, shopping and dining.

Hotel complimentary amenities include: 

  • Cookies and milk at bedtime
  • Seasonal wine pour
  • Pet-friendly amenities
  • Shuttle service anywhere in Carlsbad
  • Adjacent award-winning restaurants, Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood, offer a seasonally evolving menu from the restaurant’s own 3-acre farm.

Ventura County West

CA – The charming coastal region of Ventura County West is made up of four unique city destinations – Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme – united to provide an array of convenient places to stay and romantic things to do along the waterfront, even in February. More affordable than Los Angeles, this gateway to the Central Coast combines small-town charm with big-city attractions like local wineries and breweries, al fresco restaurants, gondola rides along the harbor and the ultimate escape – an excursion to the Channel Islands National Park, where couples can bundle up on the boat and catch sightings of the gray whale migration, along with dolphins and other marine wildlife. If you are looking to rekindle your romance this winter, then an authentic and affordable beach escape is a must! 

Things to do: 

  • Whale watching
  • Dining & Wining
  • Art Gallery hopping
  • Sport fishing excursions
  • Golfing
  • Boating & Kayaking
  • Biking along the Ventura Promenade
  • Riding the waves

 The Allison Inn & Spa

OR – Get some serious R&R this Valentine’s Day and enjoy quality time together with a two-night stay at The Allison Inn & Spa’s deluxe accommodations in Willamette Valley, Oregon. It’s the perfect escape with a king bed, fireplace, window seat, private terrace or balcony and spa-like bathroom.

The resort’s “Blissful Romance” package includes:

  • Sparkling wine upon arrival
  • $100 credit in JORY or In-Room Dining
  • $200 spa credit on the treatment of your choice
  • Use of indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, Fitness Studio, sauna and steam rooms
  • Complimentary overnight valet parking
  • Based on 2 night stay/double occupancy 

Amangiri

UT – Valentine’s Concert Weekend (February 12-15, 2016) – Indulge in a weekend of romance and musical performances at Amangiri. Situated on 600 acres in southern Utah, the resort is surrounded by the starkly beautiful desert scenery of North America’s canyon country, blending into its dramatic surroundings and making for a private, intimate getaway. With a stay of three nights or more, guests will enjoy complimentary dining, two violin concerts performed by renowned classical musicians, the Carpenter siblings, stargazing with an astronomer, and daily guided group hikes. 

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The Adolphus Hotel 

TX – It’s said the quickest way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach, and this Valentine’s Day the “Grand Dame of Downtown Dallas,” The Adolphus Hotel, invites lovers and friends to indulge in an exclusive “Eat Your Heart Out” escape for stays Feb. 12-14, 2016. 

“Eat Your Heart Out”:

  • All-new spacious, suite-style accommodations 
  • Wine & Dine with choice of:
  • Iced bottle of Dom Perignon and rose petal turndown service
  • Breakfast-in-bed
  • Luxury chauffeured sedan service, covering a three-mile radius of the hotel
  • Late check-out

Romance ensues upon arrival once bags are dropped in the luxurious, superbly appointed accommodations, setting the sensual tone. Because flowers are nice, but food and wine are a foolproof way to win (or keep winning) the heart one most admires, guests indulge in the ultimate dining experience of fine foods and glasses of crisp wine during the choice of either the exclusive “In the Valley of Romance,” four-course wine dinner event (Feb. 13) in the Grand Ballroom or the Chef’s Tasting Menu at the famed, five diamond restaurant, The French Room — named the No. 1 hotel restaurant in America by Zagat.

After dinner, couples retire to all-new spacious, suite-style accommodations (among the city’s largest) for sweet slumber, featuring an iced bottle of Dom Perignon and rose petal turndown. Following an unforgettable night of romance, alarm clocks are turned off, allowing guests to sleep with ease. To ensure the utmost of relaxation throughout the stay, luxury chauffeured sedan service is provided, covering a three-mile radius of the hotel, as well as breakfast-in-bed and late check-out.  

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 Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain 

AZ –  Couples can discover the “elements” of attraction over a romantic feast, or extend the affaire into a weekend rendezvous. Either way, Sanctuary’s fueling the fire this Valentine’s Day and snuggling by its outdoor fire-bowls are encouraged. Available Feb. 12-15, the Sweethearts Sanctuary Package provides ten percent off a two nights’ stay in a luxurious Casita, including one 60-minute spa treatment per person, Valentine’s Day dinner in elements, and a rose petal turndown. Rates for Friday through Saturday night start at $2,019, and $1,968 for Saturday through Sunday night, excluding gratuity and alcohol. 


Island Hotel Newport Beach

CA – Get ready to fall in love with the February Romance Package at Island Hotel Newport Beach. With over 80 luxurious suites, this is the place to spoil a loved one with a package that is sure to delight!

February Romance Package includes:

  • Overnight stay
  • Dinner for two at Oak Grill
  • Togetherness Massage
  • Champagne bottle amenity in room
  • Complimentary valet parking
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Concord in Diablo Valley

CA – Concord in Diablo Valley is conveniently located in the Bay Area between San Francisco and Napa and Sonoma Valley.  The Concord Crowne Plaza, Hilton Concord, or the Clarion Hotel offers the luxuries of the perfect romantic getaway while not breaking the bank.

By staying in a hotel in Concord, you and your honey can spend a day touring the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa Valley by either hopping on The Napa Valley Wine Trolley or reserve one of the many shuttles or car services, while saving significantly on hotel costs. Staying in Concord has many perks beyond price and central location. The weather in Concord and the surrounding Diablo Valley averages in the 50s, making it the perfect weather for a romantic bike ride or hike through the trails of Mount Diablo State Park.

A Valentine’s Day trip doesn’t have to be expensive to be romantic and luxurious. Staying at one of the Concord hotels allows you to experience everything the Bay Area has to offer for lovers this Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.


Chateau On The Lake Resort & Spa

MO – The scenic and serene Ozark Mountains in Missouri have long been a popular choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway. A great way to treat your valentine this year is by taking advantage of one of two packages being offered by the AAA Four-Diamond Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa, which sits on a beautiful Ozark mountaintop overlooking Branson’s picturesque and pristine Table Rock Lake.

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart Package” includes:

  • A one-night stay in a spacious newly renovated King room with a view of the Ozark Mountains or Table Rock Lake
  • A bottle of chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival
  • A four-course dinner-for-two in the resort’s award-winning Chateau Grille, which overlooks picturesque Table Rock Lake
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Turndown with a special touch
  • Use of the indoor pool, hot tub and fitness facilities

“Romantic Rendezvous Package” includes:

  • A one-night stay in a spacious Lakefront King room with a sitting area and full view of Table Rock Lake
  • A bottle of chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival
  • A $50 food credit toward any of the resort’s food services, to be used during your stay
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Use of the indoor pool, hot tub, fitness facilities, and year-round nature trail
If you are prone to wander, be sure to check out our Travel section for other great trip ideas!

Photo credits: Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, The Adolphus Hotel, Amangiri, Allison Inn & Spa, Ventura County West, West Inn & Suites, Paradise Point Resort, Hilton Concord, Chateau On the Lake Resort & Spa

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Stephanie is a military wife, currently residing in New York, and mama of two exceptionally curious kiddos - a rugged pint-size princess and a toddling Evel Knievel-in-training - and one sweet, easy going baby boy. When she isn't exploring the family's newest dwellings, running trails, farmers' markets, and playgrounds, she spends her down time working from home, feverishly correcting "textspeak" in her college students' essays as an adjunct English instructor for a local community college. Her passion for writing and photography can be found at Stephanie High Photography on facebook

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