How long has it been since you last got away without the kids? If it has been more than five years, then chances are that a second honeymoon is in order. When planning a second honeymoon, there are excellent locations right here in Southern California to visit and renew your love for one another.
The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
The Mission Inn is a historic refuge that celebrities flock to for renewing their love for one another. Once a two story adobe guest house in 1876, the Inn is now a triple A four diamond resort. The resort is a member of the Prestigious Historic Hotels of America list, acknowledging it as a National Historic Landmark. The resort is home to six award winning restaurants, 238 guest rooms and suites while nestled in the heart of downtown Riverside.
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa
Escape with your loved one to a relaxing, private villa at this elegant fully operating winery, resort and spa. Take romantic walks through the vineyards, sip wine together on the veranda or enjoy a delicious gourmet meal. Just an hour drive from LA, this winery is the perfect second honeymoon destination.
Malibu Beach Inn
Where the ocean meets the sea, guests can re-kindle their love at this exclusive beach front resort. All of the 47 ocean-front rooms have private balconies to embrace the beautiful sunsets with your true love. Enjoy relaxing on the resorts private beach, while one of their attentive staff members will assist in creating a magical experience. When not romancing at this pristine location, take a short walk to some of LA’s hottest boutiques.
The Sunset Marquis is a luxurious home away from home, perfect for a romantic second honeymoon. The premier luxury boutique Hollywood resort offers various romantic getaway packages. Packages are available including a spa package for $850 and a Sunset Strip weekend package for $425. The resort is a little piece of paradise hidden within the busy Hollywood scene. Do not be surprised when bumping into your favorite celebrity rocker during your romantic getaway.
Romantic walks along the beach, watching artists paint masterpieces and the unmistakable scent of beautiful flowers awaits guests planning a second honeymoon at The Montage. This premier ocean front resort nestled on the cliffs over Laguna Beach is one of the most romantic settings in Orange County. With the most exclusive spa, exquisite dining and luxurious rooms, this private destination awaits romance seeking couples. Reserve a private cabana at the ocean view pool to soak up the beautiful Southern California sun with your loved one.
When looking for a romantic destination that is between San Francisco and LA, Paso Robles is the ideal destination. This beloved artist town is located just 45 minutes from Hearst Castle. While visiting the resort, guests can enjoy a glass of wine from one of the local 200 wineries or relax by one of the private outdoor fireplaces. Hotel Chavel is a secluded, romantic resort with historic charm. There are small, intimate boutiques and art galleries to enjoy visiting while taking your second honeymoon in Paso Robles.
The Grand Del Mar
The Grand Del Mar is Southern California’s only 15 star luxury destinations, making it a fantastic second honeymoon location. Your loved ones eyes will sparkle when arriving at this plush resort. The resort is just a short distance from the nightlife of downtown San Diego. Packages for a one night stay with $50 resort credit package start at just $395.
St. Regis San Francisco
Stroll along Fisherman’s wharf, or take a spin across the magnificent golden gate bridge. San Francisco has been a long-time destination for lovers to rekindle their love. The St. Regis in San Francisco is adjoining the popular San Francisco museum of art. There is plenty to do with the city’s exciting nightlife, art and history.
Shelby is the author of Glitterful Felt Stories, where she writes about parenting, work-life balance, healthy eating, and life as a Mom. She is also a columnist for a local newspaper and various magazines. She has three little children under the age of nine, and lives in Orange County, California.