10 Romantic Getaways in Northern California That You’ll Absolutely Love

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Last Updated on July 11, 2021 by Paroma

Are you looking for romantic getaways in Northern California for some quality time with your partner or simply looking for a couples weekend getaway from San Francisco Bay Area? Look no more, cause I have 10 such romantic places in Northern California to leave the daily grind behind. From a couples luxurious spa retreat to enjoying the great outdoors and from relaxing at the beach to romantic dinners, these romantic destinations in Northern California are perfect for all kinds of couples looking for romantic getaways in the Bay Area. 

Romantic getaways in Northern California

 

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ROMANTIC GETAWAYS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Romantic getaways in Northern California, romantic getaways Bay Area

 

Romance comes easy to Northern California. The “California state of mind” is not only a laid back way of life surrounded by incredible natural beauty but also describes a place where love is easily rekindled over a scenic road trip, that cliche candlelight dinner (at some of the best restaurants in the world no less) or simply during an leisurely stroll on its sandy shores. Everyone is welcome in our Golden State to experience togetherness, regardless of their sexual orientation, religion or nationality. 

 

There is no dearth of romantic destinations in Northern California and for those of you caught in the morbidity of life’s mundane routine, there are so many romantic getaways to choose from and to celebrate each other. Many of these are also perfect as weekend couples getaway from San Francisco Bay Area for those ardently looking for a much needed break from the daily grind.

 

From popular urban centers to cozy small towns, majestic Redwoods to gushing waterfalls, pristine beaches to dense canopies of greenery, rolling vineyards to lavender fields, national forests to shimmering lakes-love is just a hike, drive, bite or sip away in Northern California. And, this post reveals 10 such romantic places in Northern California that are meant for all kinds of couples with diverse tastes and budgets. 

 

Since there is no physical boundary between Northern and Southern California (the demarcation is more cultural than anything else), I have designated Monterey county as the southernmost tip of this guide on Northern California romantic getaways. 

 

The definition of romance is certainly variable depending on what kind of couple you are-so I have provided a variety of romantic activities for each destination for you to choose from (based on my notion of romance, of course). And now, without further ado, let’s get on with this list of finding the most romantic places in Northern California for a couples getaway!

 

 

 

1. ROMANTIC GETAWAYS FROM BAY AREA: MENDOCINO

Mendocino is one of the best romantic getaways in Northern California and a couples getaway from Bay Area

 

Mendocino is that magical coastal town in Northern California that is perfect for a romantic couples getaway from San Francisco Bay Area and offers a slice of the good California life. The drive up north from the Bay Area along Highway 1 (it takes about 4 hours on the scenic route) is in itself quite breathtaking as you pass by several charming California towns along Marin County and Sonoma coast.

 

Mendocino will woo you with its beaches, food, small town charm, whale watching sites, incredible views of the rugged coastline and access to some of the best Redwood Groves in the world. Here is how to spend a romantic weekend at Mendocino for those raring to explore Northern California’s natural beauty:

 

WHERE TO STAY FOR A ROMANTIC WEEKEND IN MENDOCINO

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN MENDOCINO

 

DINING IN MENDOCINO

  • Dine at the world class Ravens (vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Stanford Inn by the Sea where dogs are allowed)
  • Check out Mendocino Cafe, Trillium Cafe,Goodlife Cafe and bakery, Mara’s Coffee house and Sea Pal cove (Fort Bragg)
  • Relax with a glass of wine at Pacific Star Winery perched on the coast and take in the views
  • Check out the wineries dotting Highway 128 west in Philo-I recommend Lula Cellars and Goldeneye winery

 

 

 

2. ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: SONOMA COAST

Sonoma coast is a romantic Northern California getaway for couples

 

Sonoma county sits right below Mendocino county and extends from Bodega Bay in the south to Gualala in the north. In between the two points, it packs in lots of natural beauty, the allure of California’s coast, gorgeous hikes revealing spectacular views, delicious food and wine and of course charming coastal towns.

 

Most visitors to Sonoma make a beeline to the wine region, aka Sonoma valley, and miss out on this part of the county, which is an easy 2 hours drive north from San Francisco along the coast. A weekend on the Sonoma coast is a perfect romantic getaway from Bay Area, allowing you to enjoy the slow California life. Here are some ways you can enjoy the best of what the Sonoma coast has to offer:

 

WHERE TO STAY FOR A ROMANTIC WEEKEND ON THE SONOMA COAST

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO ON THE SONOMA COAST

  • Give into the beach life at over a dozen beaches on the Sonoma coast-my favorite being Doran Regional Park and Beach. See the full list of Sonoma coast beaches here
  • Outdoorsy couples can go on a hike at Bodega Bay and Gualala for panoramic views and whale-watching! I recommend the Bodega Head Trails, Bodega Bay Bird Watch Coastal Access Trail and Pinnacle Gulch trail for spectacular views of the coastline. The Gualala bluff trail is another scenic trail with marvelous coastal views. You can read my complete guide to Bodega Bay for more details.
  • Explore the coastal towns of Bodega Bay, Jenner, Timber Cove and Gualala for their art galleries and chic, local shops
  • Visit the incredibly beautiful Sea Ranch Chapel
  • Visit one of the wool/sheep ranches on Sonoma Coast to meet local artisans, felters, spinner and weavers and their fluffy, cute sheep on the pastures!

 

EATING AND DRINKING ON THE SONOMA COAST

  • Get Sonoma coasts favorite coastal clam chowder and lip-smacking seafood all the way from Bodega Bay to Jenner. I recommend at least one meal at the following: Fisherman’s Cove, Fishetarian Fish Market, Spud Point Crab Shack, The Tides Wharf Restaurant & Inn, The Birds Cafe (all Bodega Bay), Cafe Aquatica and Jenner Inn (Jenner)
  • Wine tasting at one of the several wineries/vineyards hugging the coast. I highly recommend Sonoma Coast Vineyards for a relaxing wine experience with handcrafted wines and great views

 

 

 

3. COUPLES WEEKEND GETAWAY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: HEALDSBURG

Healdsburg in Sonoma is one of the most romantic getaways in northern California

 

Be it winter getaways in California or easy weekend getaways from San Francisco-no list of California getaways is complete without Healdsburg, the shining gem of Sonoma valley and my absolute favorite city Sonoma county. Healdsburg has some of the best wineries serving fruitilicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (wines Sonoma county is famous for) and is crammed with picturesque vineyards in two distinct AVAs (wine growing regions) along with some of the best restaurants in the world!

 

Honestly, there cannot be a more romantic getaway in Northern California than Healdsburg for wine and food connoisseurs or simply for couples looking to have a good time (and being a little indulgent at it). Bear in mind that summers are oppressively hot, so it is best to visit in late Fall, Winter or even Spring! Here are some romantic things to do in Healdsburg:

 

ROMANTIC HOTELS IN HEALDSBURG

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN HEALDSBURG

 

WINE TASTING IN HEALDSBURG

(BTW, I have been to all these wineries-here is my detailed post on these fantastic Sonoma wineries)

 

WHERE TO EAT IN HEALDSBURG

  • Healdsburg is famous for its dining scene-be it farm to table cozy restaurants or world class 3 Michelin star fare. My favorites are SingleThread Farm (3 Michelin Stars), Barndiva, Chalkboard Bravas Bar de Tapas, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar and Costeaux bakery 

 

 

 

4. ROMANTIC COUPLES GETAWAY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: NAPA VALLEY

Romantic getaways in Bay Area: Couples weekend at Napa Valley

 

Napa Valley is California’s premier wine growing region with a mind boggling diversity of 16 nested AVA within its 30 miles. Add to it, the natural beauty of this region, a plethora of art galleries, jaw dropping beautiful wineries, hot air balloon rides soaring over rolling vineyards, world class restaurants and what you end up with is an indulgent, luxurious romantic getaway in the Bay Area that is only 1.5 hours drive northeast from San Francisco!

 

There is so much to do in Napa over a weekend getaway that it can be intimidating for first time visitors (which is why I have this very helpful guide outlining exactly what to do in Napa on your first time visit cause I am a repeat visitor on loop). However, it really does not matter if you are a seasoned visitor on a romantic getaway or a bashful couple exploring your very first visit to Napa. Here are some of the most lovey-dovey things to explore in Napa valley for wine and food connoisseurs and for those raring to explore more:

 

ROMANTIC HOTELS IN NAPA VALLEY

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN NAPA VALLEY 

 

WINE TASTING IN NAPA VALLEY

  • Get a seat on the wildly popular Napa Valley Wine Train for the ride of your life-a three hour round trip through the heart of Napa Valley with world famous dining and stops at some of the best wineries in the valley 
  • Go wine tasting (and, winery tour) in large wineries or small, boutique wineries to taste Napa’s delicious, bold Cabernets-here are some of the best Napa wineries for first timers 

 

ROMANTIC DINING AND FOODIE ADVENTURES IN NAPA VALLEY

 

 

 

5. ROMANTIC PLACES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: LAKE TAHOE

Romantic getaways in Northern California for couples weekend-Lake Tahoe

Photo by Jeremy Banks on Unsplash

Of all the romantic getaways in Northern California, a weekend at Lake Tahoe, the large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevadas between California and Nevada, is one that is for all seasons and all reasons.

 

From snow-clad mountain slopes perfect for skiing to summer days dedicated to idling away sandy shores and scenic drives and from spring hikes along meadows filled with wildflowers to a dazzling array of Fall colors that will leave you spellbound-this romantic getaway provides a stark contrast to Bay Area, i.e. the full four seasons that is a rarity in the state.

 

I have visited Lake Tahoe only twice in these 10+ years of living in San Francisco and both times it has been in the extremely busy and oppressively hot summer months. So I highly recommend visiting either in Fall or Spring or even Winter (if skiing and snowshoeing are your thing) to take in the best of what Tahoe has to offer minus the crowds.

 

Also, the North Shore is the quieter and more laid back of the two parts of the lake, with the South Shore having more casinos and crowds. Here are some romantic things to enjoy at the incredibly beautiful Lake Tahoe:

 

ROMANTIC PLACES TO STAY IN LAKE TAHOE

It doesn’t get more romantic than staying at a lakefront cabin, with some very snazzy “A-frame” cabins that are all the rage now (thanks to their minimalist architecture and decor). Here are some cool cabins

Romantic and boutique hotels in Lake Tahoe

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN LAKE TAHOE

 

WHERE TO DINE IN LAKE TAHOE

 

 

 

6. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ROMANTIC GETAWAYS: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

 

What else can be said about Yosemite National Park that has not already been captured in our collective imaginations via prose, poetry, photographs and paintings? Nestled in the 1200 miles or so of California’s iconic National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains, you will find solitude in the shadow of the Giant Sequoias, gape at unparalleled magnificent vistas, marvel at the plunging waterfalls and serenity on the banks of its alpine lakes. Yosemite is the perfect romantic getaway from the Bay Area for nature lovers and is only 3-4 hrs drive depending on your location.

 

The best way to enjoy a couples getaway to Yosemite National Park is to visit it in any season other than summer, when it is at its busiest and hottest. Spring is for enjoying the many waterfalls that come alive in the park, Fall is for the spectacular foliage on full display in vivid colors and Winter is for a snowy fairyland that comes to life here.

 

Yosemite is one of my favorite Northern California romantic getaways and it will be yours as well, no matter how much of an urbanite you may be. Pet parents need not leave their furry friends behind, since dogs are allowed in several parts of Yosemite!

 

ROMANTIC PLACES TO STAY IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

  • Go on easy day hikes to see some of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Yosemite Valley. For serious outdoorsy couple, get a permit to climb up Half Dome (my colleague proposed to his girlfriend at the very top) or explore more of Yosemite through these hikes
  • Enjoy the magnificent vistas and views at Tunnel View, Glacier Point, Olmstead Point, El Capitan Meadow, El Portal View, Pothole Dome, Cook’s Meadow (great for sunrise or sunset)
  • Marvel at the Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove, Tuolumne Grove and Merced Grove
  • Visit the Ansel Adams Gallery 
  • Camp at the Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds (one of the highest elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevadas)
  • Visit the many alpine lakes in and around the valley (best to visit during spring). My favorite is Mirror Lake.
  • Go beyond Yosemite and visit the Bodie ghost town, a Gold-rush era mining town that remains deserted but well preserved

 

DINING IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

 

 

 

7. ROMANTIC GETAWAYS IN BAY AREA: POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

Cypress tree tunnel point reyes: Romantic couples weekend in Bay Area

 

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of the most beautiful parts of Northern California, period. Perched on the landmass of West Marin that juts out into the ocean, this cape is surrounded by the salty waters of the Tomales Bay on the east, Drakes Bay in the south and Bodega Bay on the north.

 

Beside being the singular source of Northern California’s cheese and the slurpiest of oysters (thanks to the saline rich waters of Tomales Bay), this part of Marin county is a conservationists dream and a natural paradise-with a well preserved ecologically sensitive coastline and home to native flora and fauna.

 

Point Reyes is one of the best romantic getaways in the Bay Area and is a mere 1.5 hr drive north from San Francisco. A weekend at Point Reyes means exploring its many beaches, enjoying scenic hikes, visiting famous landmarks and enjoying the natural bounty of California. 

 

As a repeat visitor to Point Reyes, I’d say anytime is a good one to visit but Spring is absolutely delightful with wildflowers blooming everywhere, lush greenery all around and catching sight of Elephant Seal pups at Chimney Rock! Here are my recommendations for spending a romantic weekend at Point Reyes:

 

ROMANTIC HOTELS/LODGING AT POINT REYES

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN POINT REYES

  • Visit the Point Reyes Lighthouse-an absolute beauty
  • Spend some time at Chimney Rock where Elephant Seals snooze (mating season is in Spring)
  • Go for a picnic on the beach-Point Reyes has some of the best beaches in Northern California to choose from. My favorites are Dillon Beach, Drake’s Beach and Kehoe Beach (the latter is a very popular dog friendly beach at Point Reyes)
  • Feeling outdoorsy? Explore this part of the coast via many stunning hikes. I recommend going on the Cross Marin trail that takes you through Samuel P. Taylor Park known for its second-growth Redwoods. For couples willing to sweat it out, go on the arduous 14 mile hike to see Alamere Falls, a rare “tidefall” (the only other in California is McWay Falls in Big Sur)
  • Spend some time at the Tule Elk Reserve, only one of its kind in California
  • Get up early for a romantic photo-op at Cypress Tree Tunnel!
  • See the iconic Point Reyes Shipwreck near the Inverness Store

 

FOOD AND DRINKS AT POINT REYES

 

 

 

8. BAY AREA WEEKEND GETAWAY FOR COUPLES: SAN FRANCISCO

Romantic things to do in San Francisco

Us at Twin Peaks on our wedding day (photo: Anna Kuperberg Photography)

Not only has San Francisco been home to me for the last 10.5 years (see my San Francisco guides for 100% authentic takes that only a resident can provide) but I consider this city as one of the most romantic getaways in Northern California because, cheesy as it may seem, this city gave me my own love story:-)

 

I met my husband of 11 years one sunny morning in June at Alamo Square Park (the one next to the famous Painted Ladies), got married at the Sunnyside Flower Conservatory (in the quiet neighborhood of Glen Park where I lived) after a year of dating and made a home for ourselves in Western Addition, one of the most bustling neighborhoods of San Francisco (we currently live in Lower Pacific Heights, another beautiful neighborhood in SF). Despite living in San Francisco for over a decade, I continue to discover new things about this city to fall in love with it over and over again.

 

San Francisco is not only perfect for a Bay Area weekend getaway for couples but also for those seeking the buzz of a big city packed in a small area (we are only 49 square miles!) . There are lots of romantic things to do in San Francisco, even on a budget! From exploring the city’s best views, going on the most scenic urban hikes, seeing the landmark attractions, scouring out hidden gems, making memories at some unbelievable photo spots and gorging on delicious food-this city has it all for every kind of couple under the sun! 

 

Depending on your interests, certain times of the year may be best to visit San Francisco since we have a lot of different things to do, see and enjoy for couples. If you’re not from the Bay Area, it would be good to know that we have a tricky weather pattern-so dress accordingly (here’s a San Francisco packing list to help). Here is how to spend a romantic weekend in San Francisco:

 

ROMANTIC HOTELS AND B&Bs IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

ROMANTIC DINING IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is a mecca for foodies, with options ranging from dozens of Michelin Star restaurants for fine dining to cheap eats and from food trucks to candlelight dinners. Whatever your budget may be, there are many choices for a romantic meal enjoyed by two in San Francisco (including many vegetarian/vegan restaurants for those who do not eat meat). Here are some options for foodie couples who love and live to eat:

 

 

 

9. ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: SANTA CRUZ

Santa Cruz is a romantic getaway in Bay Area

 

Santa Cruz, aka NorCal’s surfer paradise, may be Bay Area’s answer to New York’s Coney Island with the busiest boardwalk west of the Mississippi, but if you take that giant touristy attraction out of the picture, this beach town will woo you with its many romantic offerings. I am talking about serene Redwood groves, relaxing wineries, scenic hikes, sandy beaches for days and of course some really good food. 

 

To top it all, Santa Cruz is a mere 30 min-1.5 hours away from the Bay Area (depending on where you’re at) and makes for a perfect weekend couples getaway! With mild weather year round, this is also one of our favorite winter getaways in California. Having visited Santa Cruz many times, here are some of my suggestions for romantic things to do in Santa Cruz:

ROMANTIC HOTELS IN SANTA CRUZ

 

ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ

  • Santa Cruz county is blessed with some of the most beautiful state parks in California. Remember to visit the Big Basin State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park-both home to majestic Sequoias (Giant Redwoods) Both these parks are dog friendly! 
  • Go hiking in Santa Cruz for scenic views and to catch wildflowers swaying in the breeze in spring. I highly recommend the Pogonip for hiking. The Spring trail will take you a vista point for a panoramic view of the Santa Cruz valley!
  • Board the Redwood Forest Steam Train (snaking through the towering Redwoods) or the Santa Cruz Beach Train (Santa Cruz mountains to Henry Cowell State Park) for an epic adventure. All details here.
  • Visit the colorful Venetians near Capitola Beach
  • Pack a picnic basket to the beach and there are a whopping 34 beaches in Santa Cruz county: I love the secluded Greyhound Rock beach in Davenport and Lighthouse Field State Beach (It’s Beach) in Santa Cruz. Here is a list of the best beaches in Santa Cruz to visit
  • Check out Abbott Square Market-an outdoor plaza and market place in downtown Santa Cruz known for its public art exhibits and performance
  • Catch a Shakespeare in the Park performance in summer at DeLaveaga Park
  • Go wine tasting in Santa Cruz mountains (see section below)
  • Discover the jaw-dropping murals in downtown Santa Cruz

 

EATING AND DRINKING IN SANTA CRUZ

  • Explore downtown Santa Cruz and neighboring Aptos, Soquel and Capitola for good eats– my favorites are the Jerk House (Jamaican), Café Brasil (super popular brunch spot with Brazilian goodies), Gabriella Cafe, Laili (their courtyard is so dreamy), Pretty Good Advice (Soquel) and Bittersweet Bistro (Aptos)
  • Get sweet treats at Penny’s Ice Creamery, The Buttery and Kelly’s French Bakery. Go on a self guided tour of finding the best artisan chocolates in Santa Cruz
  • Go wine tasting in Santa Cruz. With over 70 wineries and tasting rooms, you will have a great time sipping your way through some of the best wines in Northern California. I highly recommend going to Bargetto winery in Soquel (the oldest in Santa Cruz county) as well as Wargin Wines (I have been to both!)
  • If you’re not into wines, no problem! Santa Cruz has a buzzing small batch, handcrafted and family owned craft brewery scene offering a wide variety of pilsners, malts, stouts and ales. I am not big into beer, but you can find a favorite brewery to relax right here

 

 

 

10. TOP ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

Romantic places in Northern California: Point Lobos at Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea literally checks every box on the romantic checklist, making it a must visit romantic getaway in Northern California. Perched right next to the Pacific Ocean in Monterey county, Carmel is the answer to your prayers for a romantic weekend from the Bay Area and is only 1-2 hours drive south depending on your location.

 

Year round mild weather, charming downtown with the prettiest of alleyways, boutique stores wooing you from all directions, sandy beaches to dip your toes in, hikes to get you closer to nature, great food and even better wine-Carmel really has so much to fall in love with.

 

Carmel is also the gateway to California’s central coast that includes Big Sur, one of the most scenic drives in the world down the Pacific Coast Highway. Besides welcoming bipeds, Carmel is a mecca for dog lovers and has many dog friendly hotels to enjoy a vacation with your canine companion. Here is how to spend a romantic getaway at Carmel-by-the-Sea:

 

ROMANTIC HOTELS IN CARMEL

Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea is peppered with boutique hotels to pamper you. Some of my favorites are as below (all are dog friendly hotels as well):

 

HOW TO SPEND A ROMANTIC WEEKEND IN CARMEL

  • Explore downtown Carmel to the hilt-there is so much to discover from flower laden lanes, Tudor like houses oozing European charm, cute as button City Hall, speciality stores, dozens of art galleries, coffee shops, bakeries, a hidden garden (that leads to a charming book store) and lots of restaurants
  • Visit the Carmel Mission-the oldest of the 23 Missions in California
  • Go wine tasting in one of Carmel’s several tasting rooms. I recommend Dawn’s Dream Winery and Galante Vineyards. If you’re raring to explore more of Monterey county wineries, then drive into Carmel valley-known for its luxurious ranches and wineries
  • Go on a leisurely stroll (or, a hike) on Mission trail park and Nature preserve-a lovely trail through the woods and a short drive away from downtown Carmel
  • Get some sea, sand and tan at the famous Carmel beach at the end of downtown Carmel (just walk down Ocean Avenue to get there)
  • If you’re an architecture buff, then admire (from afar) the Clinton Walker House built by celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright at Carmel Point (at the very end of the beach on Scenic road).  The house (a heritage landmark) is open to the public one day every year in June to benefit the Carmel Heritage Society
  • If you’re visiting in spring, check out the Calla lilies blooming in their namesake valley beside Garrapata State Park. This is a short drive south of Carmel at the beginning of Big Sur
  • Hop in your car to hit the road-explore the famous 17 mile drive that loops between Carmel in the south and Monterey in the North meandering through popular coastal stops such as Lone Cypress and Pebble beach
  • Hike through or enjoy the vistas at the rugged, beautiful Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch sight of some of California’s jolliest mammals-sea otters, grey whales, seals and sea lions in the waters
  • If you’re visiting Carmel for a long weekend, venture out further south to see Bixby Bridge, the second most photographed bridge in California after Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Please be respectful of the bridge and the locals while stopping to take photos

 

ROMANTIC DINING IN CARMEL

  • Carmel will spoil you with its many beautiful restaurants serving delicious Californian and Mediterranean fare all over downtown. My absolute favorites are: Aubergine inside L’Auberge Carmel (fine dining), La Balena, Cultura Comida y Bebida (Oaxacan cuisine), Stationaery (brunch), Casanova, Carmel Bistro Giovanni, and Mundaka (Spanish/Tapas)
  • Craving for some dessert? Then check out Carmel Bakery , Little Swiss Cafe (their cheese blintzes are yummy) and Patisserie Boissiere

 

 

 

That brings me to the very end on this guide of my favorite 10 romantic getaways in Northern California. I hope you enjoyed reading this post on where to go for a romantic weekend break from the Bay Area with your partner and have bookmarked this article for your next romantic escapade in our Golden State.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 
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2 thoughts on “10 Romantic Getaways in Northern California That You’ll Absolutely Love”

  1. Great post an d I love reading where I can go with Layla as I was discussing with my bestfriend that when it is safe I would love to go up the coast somewhere for a couple of days so you have just given me places to think about, thanks

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