Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Romantic Things To Do in Southern California

Southern California has some very romantic places to visit. Looking for a special place to enjoy a few hours or a romantic weekend. Southern California has the perfect place for you. Here are some suggestions to take your sweetheart:
Laguna Beach has got to be one of the most romantic places to visit along the Southern California coast. Boutiques, art galleries, and world-class restaurants all add up to make Laguna Beach a top pick. Don't forget to stop by the Laguna Canyon Winery for some wine tasting.
Crystal Cove is another romantic beach situated in between Laguna and Newport Beach You can walk for miles and see the coastline unspoiled by parking lots and hotels. The Beachcomber Cafe, at Crystal Cove is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant has patio seating and is right on the beach.
Ride the Amtrak Pacific Coastliner on a romantic train trip to San Diego Getting there is half the fun. The train station is in downtown San Diego and within walking distance of the San Diego Bay. From there you can take a Harbor Cruise or dine at one of the water front restaurants.
Palm Springs Tramway About a three hour drive from the Los Angeles area. You will need to leave very early or sleep in and leave after rush hour. The tram ride takes your from desert floor to the snow covered mountain. Perfect weather to snuggle up with your honey. On the way back take your time so you do not caught in the evening traffic. Maybe even stay the night in Palm Springs.
Santa Catalina Island is the place for me 26 miles across the sea. Catalina is a wonderful trip any time of the year and a perfect destination for your romantic getaway. Plenty of things to do and see and lots for fine restaurants to choose from. Boats leave from Dana Point , Newport Beach and Long beach.
There are hundreds of places to take a day trip on Valentines Day and the most important part of your journey is spending time with the one you love.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse The 30.5-acre historic 1909 Point Cabrillo Light Station is bordered on three sides by a Nature Preserve, consisting of 270-acre of undeveloped coastal bluffs, terraces, and prairies. The western most boundaries of the preserve and Light Station are the beautiful, but often moody Pacific Ocean. The Nature Preserve and Light Station include 3.5 miles of trails for hiking, bird watching, and unparalleled views of the Mendocino Coast. Therestored 1909 Head Lightkeeper's House (Inn) now provides guests with theopportunity to see the Light Station at night. An evening's stay at the Inn includes a private night time tour of the Lighthouse with the current Lightkeeper. 45300 Lighthouse Road Mendocino, California 95460

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