After spending the last 14 years with my Valentine, I figured I’d share some of the most romantic and beautiful (not to mention within budget) places we’ve been to. With 2 young kids, a mini vacation and budget friendly getaway is a MUST. For Valentines Day it’s a special treat, because all of these places have special packages to share with that romantic interest in your life.
Five romantic destinations/places to stay for a Valentines Day getaway…where you can even pop the question. *Hint hint*
Avia Hotels Napa. For those that want to stay close to the Bay Area, Napa is the place to go. For someone that’s never been to Napa before, the concierge at Avia was excellent at directing my husband and I on where to go, drink and dine. The hotel itself was a very modern and sheek boutique hotel. Take a stroll through the property and you’ll find beautiful nooks to have a seat with your loved one, share a bottle of wine and whisper sweet words to each other….very romantic. Don’t forget to stop by V. Sattui for the best wine tasting experience in Northern California and eat at Redd’s.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. I love going down south and La Jolla is just 15 – 20 minutes away from Downtown San Diego. It’s a very relaxing oasis away from the hustle and bustle of a downtown vibe. For the couple whose idea of romance is relaxation, this is where to go. They have a beautiful pool, with private cabanas, and a widely acclaimed spa and wellness center.
The Andaz Hotel (formerly called the Ivy Hotel) San Diego. This hotel is located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. For the couple that loves the nightlife and is looking for a hip hotspot and a seductively romantic getaway, this is the hotel for you. The service is impeccable and the ambiance will put you in a romantic Valentine’s mood.
The Inn at the Mavericks at Half Moon Bay. I’ve never been to this place before, but it’s one we will definitely be visiting soon. I got a first-hand thumbs up from my brother and sister-in-law so I wouldn’t doubt that this place is just as amazing as they say. A picturesque view of the ocean as you step out of your door, the smell of the fresh water, and a cool breeze to whisk you away. Sounds like heaven if you ask me. Their webpage says “Simple, elegant tranquility.” This would definitely be a nice, romantic, and relaxing getaway right in the middle of nature.
As you can tell, my husband and I have nothing but the best taste in hotels. We love to spoil ourselves and it’s time to spoil you and your loved one with a romantic getaway. And if you’re thinking of popping the question, go for it! It’s a proposal she’ll never forget in such a picturesque location!
~Jenn (Jennifer Kabahit)