Local Romantic Weekend Getaways

Are you craving a little alone time with your special someone? Then why not book a weekend getaway? You don’t have to venture far away from North County to find a destination that’s perfect for spending time with your significant other. Whether you want to wine and dine them or treat them to a special adventure, there are many experiences to choose from. Here are some of our favorites.

Coronado Island

If you want a quick beach vacation without having to board a plane, then Coronado Island is a great choice. Only about an hour away from North County, Coronado Island packs a lot of charm into a small locale. Book a stay at the historic Hotel del Coronado, where you’ll certainly feel the magic of yesteryear. You may recognize the hotel from the Hollywood film Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe. Relax on Coronado Beach just behind the hotel, rent a sailboat or kayak, or take a heritage walk offered by the Museum of History and Art.

Catalina Island

For a different kind of island experience, head to Catalina Island. Located 26 miles off the coast, it takes about two hours to get to the island from San Diego, which includes a 90-minute ferry ride from Dana Point. Catalina is a wonderful place to unplug, as there are very few cars on the island and it’s easy to walk around the main town, Avalon. Stay in one of the lovely hotels and spend an afternoon exploring the restaurants and shops that line the main street. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can arrange to go scuba diving, snorkeling, or even zip-lining. There’s something for everyone at this popular destination.


You don’t have to head all the way to Napa to enjoy a wonderful weekend wine-tasting adventure. Temecula is located less than an hour from North County but feels a world away. The Temecula Valley is lined with vineyards and golf courses and has even become a popular spot for hot-air balloon rides. Visit Temecula’s Old Town where you’ll find several restaurants, quaint shops, and charming museums. You’ll find many options for an overnight stay, including hotel chains, boutique hotels, and short-term vacation rentals.

Palm Springs

Are you really into golf? Then head to Palm Springs for a romantic weekend getaway. Located about three hours from North County San Diego, this desert locale boasts more than 100 golf courses and hundreds of luxury hotels. Enjoy some of the world’s best examples of midcentury modern architecture, visit world-class museums, and enjoy some of the country’s hottest restaurants and bars. Now is a good time to visit, as the weather in February tends to be mild, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s.

Talk to the Clark & Gilman Team

Are you ready to buy or sell a North County San Diego home? Then contact the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We love North County San Diego, and we’d love to help make all your real estate dreams come true! We hope you and your loved ones have a very happy Valentine’s Day!

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