Romantic Getaways in California
There’s no better way to experience seasonal bites, great Newport Beach shopping, and fun things to do than staying at the center of it all! Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a staycation, Newport Beach hotels offer some of the best spots for romantic getaways in California. Check out our picks below!
Romantic Getaways in California’s Beautiful Newport Beach
The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is a retreat tucked away near the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve. With over 26 sprawling acres of grassy courtyards, three pools and even a golf course, there’s enough room for the entire family including your four-legged companion. Relax and spend the day by the pool or hop across Pacific Coast Highway to Balboa Island with plenty of charming shops and restaurants on Marine Avenue for you to explore. The resort’s fantastic location makes it a top spot for romantic getaways in California.
Boasting a coastal palette that feels very much of the place, Lido House is an elevated beach house retreat that plays more than the good-taste card. For starters, it’s got a prime location smack-dab in the middle of Balboa Peninsula—a three-mile stretch of pristine waters hugging the sand. The hotel touts 130 guest rooms, including spacious suites and five custom-designed three-story cottages. With an authentic feel, Lido House imbibes in the essence of Newport Beach, making it one of the best places for romantic getaways in California. The Lido House houses a top-notch restaurant, The Mayor’s Table, which you’re going to want to snag a table at when hunger gets the better of you. The hotel’s rooftop bar is another perfect place to idle the evening—cocktail in hand, of course.
While some people are on the lookout for a glitzy stay when navigating the field of potential hotels, others desire a place that’s rife with unique atmosphere. Picture a postcard-worthy seaside inn—carved oak furnishings, ornate chandeliers and chintz wallpaper, all of which are a little glamorous and a little quaint and a lot like a step back in time. (The elegance is even more evident at the hotel’s 21 Oceanfront restaurant). But even though this B&B exudes a quiet, romantic charm, it’s location—just a hop and a skip away from Newport Beach pier and Balboa Peninsula’s bustling restaurants and shops—imbues it with a sort of young, upbeat energy.
Built back in the 1920’s, these rustic-chic dwellings were authentically restored to preserve their history. Choose from among 24 homes—fourteen individual cottages and ten dorm-style cottages with private rooms—most outfitted with front decks that open up to views of the endless ocean. The privacy and nostalgia that Crystal Cove Cottages offer makes this location a top pick for romantic getaways in California. (Some sit on a bluff, some on the beach, and others within hailing distance of the Beachcomber Cafe). While you’re there, check out the Crystal Cove State Park’s Historic District and the region’s natural attractions!
Written By: Mariam Makatsaria