A luxury honeymoon in California is all about the glamour. Home to the great Highway 101, glitzy Hollywood, quirky Venice Beach, spectacular national parks, and charming Napa Valley, it’s no wonder the Golden State has got honeymooners California dreaming.
There are few places greater than California for a self-drive honeymoon. Pick up your convertible and cruise in style along spectacular Highway One, making stops at luxurious five-star properties as you traverse this iconic Pacific coastline. Alternatively, go the distance with the ultimate California self-drive from north to south, starting in the party city of Vegas and stopping en route to sip wines in the Napa Valley, retreat to deserted bays along the Big Sur, and mingle with movie stars on Rodeo Drive.
California’s gourmet scene is thriving, with its fabulous wine regions and coastal towns serving up some delicious treats in some blissfully romantic spots. The first stop on any gourmet honeymoon in California should be Napa, a land of sunny valleys and neat rows of grapevines. Retreat to a sunny terrace and toast your honeymoon with a glass of the region’s finest. Other foodie highlights in California include fresh seafood at Monterey Bay, artisan treats from Santa Barbara’s farmers markets, and tasty clam chowder in San Francisco.
Contrary to popular belief, the Golden State isn’t all about the showy lifestyle. There are plenty of places to get away from it all on a California honeymoon, with an abundance of hidden retreats and some spectacular scenery inland. Go exploring in the great outdoors past the gushing waterfalls and giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park, the rolling valleys of Sonoma County and the curious desertscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. Meanwhile, you’ll find vast stretches of deserted coast in the Big Sur, and encounter some über chilled-out retreats lining the suburban beaches of San Diego and the Orange County.
Don’t forget, Exsus can tailor-make any type of trip; perhaps you want to incorporate Mexico as part of your California honeymoon, or consider adding on a luxury beach getaway in Fiji. With so many options, we've put together a selection of itinerary ideas (see below) to inspire you, so if you'd like some help, click on Enquire Now or call us on 020 7337 9010 and speak to an expert.