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Yosemite national park - California, United States - Landscape photography | © Giuseppe Milo/Flickr
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The Most Beautiful Honeymoon Destinations In California

Picture of Deanna Morgado
Updated: 9 October 2017
California’s diversity makes for amazingly magical honeymoon destinations; jaw-dropping ocean views, forest scenery, glamorous shopping, and desert oases await throughout the state, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Check out our list of some of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in the Golden State.
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Yosemite National Park

For couples interested in a rustic and woodsy adventure, Yosemite National Park is the honeymoon destination you. You’ll hike, rock climb, and bask in the beauty of nature and the exquisite views. Camp or stay in one of many lodges in the area. The Evergreen Lodge is perfect for honeymooners and offers deluxe 400-square-foot cabins, a plethora of amenities, and a private deck.

Yosemite National Park, CA, USA, +1 209 372 0200

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Palm Springs

Located within the Sonoran Desert, Palm Springs is an oasis of nature and culture. Explore the wonders of the desert and natural formations such as Indian Canyon. There’s also plenty to do with your beloved away from the hot desert sun. Enjoy the art scene at the many galleries, concert halls, and museums, and there are plenty of vintage boutiques and restaurants, too. One of the best places to stay for honeymooners looking to indulge is L’Horizon Resort and Spa. This swanky mid-century hotel features luxurious bathrooms, patios, glass walls, and the bungalows have private outdoor showers.

Palm Springs, CA, USA

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Los Angeles

Newlyweds won’t run out of things to do in Los Angeles. There are museums throughout the city—even an ice cream museum if you have a sweet tooth. Catch a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, and take a picture in front of the Hollywood sign. An exquisite, albeit unexpected, place to stay is the Disneyland Hotel. As adults sans kids, the resort is a guaranteed spectacular time and offers a variety of rooms and suites to fit your honeymoon desires. If you’d like to splurge, there are six themed suites, including Adventureland, Big Thunder, Fairytale, the Mickey Mouse Penthouse, Ambassador, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Disneyland Hotel, 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, USA, +1 714 778 6600

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Catalina Island

Just more than 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles, you’ll find true escape at Catalina Island. Stay in humble lodgings while exploring all the different shops and sights, or opt for a more luxurious hotel or a bed-and-breakfast. Camping is available with a permit, and the nightlife is hopping with casinos, theaters, and restaurants. Balance those indulgences and get in touch with nature during hikes and water sports, or soak up rays on the beach. Be sure to check out the Catalina Island Company, which offers some of the best romance packages for honeymooners.

Catalina Island, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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San Diego

San Diego offers some of the most fun attractions in the state. Head to the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, and explore the gardens and trails for a romantic afternoon. Stay in the neighboring Coronado Island, a pristine and beautiful beach community that shouldn’t be missed. Book at any of Coronado’s luxurious hotels, such as the El Cordova Hotel. This Spanish-style lodging has glamorous suites complete with a kitchen and a separate living area.

El Cordova Hotel, 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA, USA, +1 619 435 4131

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Humboldt County

Soak in the wonder of Redwood National Forest in Humboldt County. This destination is perfect for honeymooners interested in a magical but laidback stay. Explore the forest and admire the infamous sequoias. For a change of scenery, the Northern California coast is a short and beautiful drive away. Humboldt County has many romantic and bucolic hotels and bed-and-breakfasts perfect for couples. The Lost Whale Inn oceanfront bed-and-breakfast offers eight independently decorated rooms, as well as in-room spas, ocean views, and massage services.

Lost Whale Inn, 3452 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, USA, +1 707 677 3425