By Ann Sullivan
The Golden State has always been known for its laid-back vibe and picturesque scenery. People from all over the world set course for this dreamy destination when looking the perfect getaway. Whether you desire a sparkling ocean view or a cozy mountain retreat, there’s plenty to choose from for your romantic rendezvous. California pretty much has it all when it comes to finding that special place to spend time as a couple. From wine country and rugged coastline, to mountain lakes or the desert, there are some special places to enjoy your romantic escape. We’ve narrowed it down to the 9 best.
1) Napa Valley
The Meritage Resort and Spa is a favorite destination for those seeking a romantic environment. Located just 5 miles from downtown Napa, in the Napa Valley, if offers all the amenities of a relaxing retreat. Here you can immerse yourself in a true Napa experience. Picturesque views in the heart of wine country and plush rooms with warm inviting Tuscan style décor, all located on a private 9-acre vineyard. Tucked beneath the hillside is the award-winning Spa Terra. You’ll descend 40 feet below and arrive at the Estate Cave. Rated as one of America’s top 100 spas, you’ll rejuvenate in luxury and style. Private treatment rooms, soaking pools, steam grottos and water walls are among its extravagant amenities. The resort offers a variety of restaurants and bars with local culinary delights and an assortment of Napa’s finest wines.