Aside from finding a beautiful hotel room to make your home during your romantic getaway, you need to find the best ways to spend time together. How often have you gone somewhere together only to discover what you should have done AFTER you have already checked out? Doing "touristy" activities is fine but if you truly want to create some memories together, we have provided a list of couples only activities available in each city.


What are some general ideas for romantic things to do in any city that you visit. Here are some suggestions:

  • Picnic in the park or other scenic location
  • Sunset Cruise 
  • Horseback Riding
  • Romantic dinner
  • Dancing
  • Going to an intimate club for drinks and live music
  • Tandem bicycle ride or kayaking
  • Relaxing on the beach (pack a picnic, bring a grill or build a fire if legal)
  • Scenic Drive
  • Live theater (plays, opera etc...)
  • Order Room Service (and have an indoor carpet picnic in front of your fireplace)
  • Scenic Hike with a picnic
  • Romantic Room Decoration (before check in or while you are out to dinner)
  • Romantic bubble bath
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • Couples Massage (at the spa or in your hotel room/vacation rental)
  • Learn something together (e.g. local cooking class, dance lesson, surfing - bonding experiences)
  • Share an unusual adventure (e.g. hot air ballooning, bungee jumping, zip line)
  • Wine Tasting 

No matter what you do, just make sure that you have fun doing it together. Have a mix of planning and spontaneity. It is also important to think about the person you are traveling with and thinking about activities they will enjoy.


Santa Barbara

San Luis Obispo & Pismo Beach

San Francisco

Monterey Peninsula

Napa Valley

Half Moon Bay

Palm Springs