When you're looking to get in a little romantic time with your sweetheart - check out this list of San Francisco Bay Area travel destinations featured on California Living which includes health and wellness getaway options for couples as well as those traveling with families.
To make the list, California Living looks for destinations offering travelers Party Girl Diet approved getaway experiences with the spotlight on healthy food - travel and FUN. You can be confident the Bay Area getaways on California Living's Best Romantic Getaways list includes healthy, fresh & local dining options, fun activities to choose from built around adventure and/or fitness, and locations which naturally enhance a person's health and wellness
Check out our destinations in this slideshow and let us know what you think. Also, if you're willing to share...tell us about your favorite local travel spots, we'd love to hear from you.
California Living's Insider's Guide to Romantic Bay Area Getaways.
CALIFORNIA LIVING® Best Spa & Resort for Couples and Family Getaways:
Carneros Inn & Spa, Napa Valley, CA. Discover "The Napa you've always imagined." Whether you're looking to take in a spa day, get away for the weekend, or stay for a lifetime with a fractional ownership investment - The Carneros Inn & Spa is the perfect Napa Valley CA Getaway:
Healthy Dining Options: Yes. The FARM restaurant offers "farm to table" fresh dishes made from ingredients sourced locally. There is also a fun MARKET where you can pick up paninis, picnic goodies, and more.
Pool and Fitness Facilities: Yes, 2 Adult pools, a children's pool with a "snack shack," and workout studio
Spa Facilities: Yes, enjoy couples massages and specialized spa treatments with local products. California Living with Aprilanne's top pick: The Carneros Inn & Spa's Healing Gem and Hot Stone Massage.
Destination Day Spa: Yes, please visit CaliforniaLiving.TV for details and links.
Romantic "Close to Home Getaway:" Oceano Hotel & Spa, Half Moon Bay, CA
CALIFORNIA LIVING® Top Coastal Spa Getaway: The Oceano Hotel & Spa, Half Moon Bay, CA.
Ideally located coast-side and approximately 45 minutes from anywhere in the Bay Area, The Oceano Hotel & Spa is a great destination for people who like to be active on a getaway. Home to the world famed Maverick's Surf spot, this coastal getaway offers visitors the ability to "park your car and walk every. There are many great restaurants, shopping, and the Pillar Point Harbor Wharf where you can buy fresh seafood right of the dock.
- Nicely Appointed Rooms with Views of Pillar Point Harbor
- Free, covered parking
- Restaurant and Bar on premise with room service featuring many locally sourced ingredients.
- Oceano Spa and Health Club Facility with Couples Royal Treatment Room (See California Living TV Show Spa Segment video on Ocean Hotel & Spa)
- Eco-Friendly Features such as organic Bamboo Bed linens (my favorite).
California Living features Half Moon Bay, CA as an Ecotoursim Destination offering health and wellness experiences on the California Coast. For more information and Ecotourism package ideas please visit Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce.
Fun Fact: Coastal Living voted Half Moon Bay, CA as #7 on the list of America's Happiest Seaside Towns.
California Living's Top San Francisco Bay Getaway
CALIFORNIA LIVING® with host Aprilanne Hurley says, "A getaway to Tiburon, Calif. offers you the best of everything. This picture perfect bayside community offers amazing views of the San Francisco Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco Bay. You can ferry into the city, walk to a number of great water-side restaurants and cafes, and shop in the unique boutiques till your heart's content...
Where to stay: There are 2 main hotels in Tiburon, CA and California Living has featured them both for their convenient, walk everywhere in town location. If you are interested in a hotel with a pool and restaurant, we recommend the Lodge at Tiburon - which also has a fun bar & grill that serves up a delicious happy hour and plenty of fresh and local fare.
A stay at the Water's Edge Hotel includes Duxiana© pillow-top beds, a continental breakfast delivered daily to your guestroom, a fireplace in every room, and an afternoon wine and cheese reception.
Right next door to the hotel, you can catch a ferry to San Francisco’s famous Ferry Building and to Angel Island State Park on the Angel Island Ferry to discover "California's Jewel of the Bay," where you can hike, bike, rent segues, or take a tram tour of Angel Island.
Tiburon, CA is know for its plethora of waterfront dining options such as Sam's Anchor Cafe, which boasts a beautiful dining room with bay views and a super fun outdoor deck.