Find Romance at a West Coast

With its surf, sunsets and sea air, the West Coast has all the ingredients for a perfect romantic getaway. Add to that the pampering you get at a bed and breakfast and you might not want to return home. These sumptuous bed and breakfasts offer the best of West Coast hospitality.
The Inn at Harbor Steps is perfectly located for those wishing to enjoy all the fun of Seattle, and perfectly romantic for couples seeking a special getaway. Guest rooms are spacious with sitting areas and fireplaces. Many have views of the garden. You will be pampered with a full breakfast, and in the afternoons, the innkeepers serve wine and appetizers. Guests can walk to shops, art galleries, restaurants and world-famous Pike’s Place Market.

After a few days’ stay at the Saratoga Inn on Washington’s picturesque Whidbey Island, you’ll probably be sneaking looks at local real estate and ready to pack and move to this scenic spot. The guest rooms are romantic retreats with fireplaces and views of the Saratoga Passage. Pamper your significant other with a full breakfast and gourmet afternoon treats. You can even surprise your special someone with a bottle of sparkling wine or chocolate truffles and a teddy bear. The vast island offers an abundance of nature activities, as well as shops and art galleries.
Cypress trees and gardens dot the landscape at the Seal Cove Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast just a few minutes from the coastal town of Half Moon Bay and only 24 miles from San Francisco. The peaceful, romantic setting includes spacious guest rooms with a private balcony or terrace with views of the ocean. The rooms also include king beds and fireplaces. Treat your special someone with the inn’s Keepsake Package, which includes balloons, chocolate truffles and a teddy bear.
The West Cliff Inn combines the romance of ocean views with the historic ambiance of a restored Victorian manor. The three-story Victorian Italianate bed and breakfast offers guest rooms with king beds and fireplaces. Some rooms include a jetted spa tub. One particularly romantic suite has its own private, outdoor hot tub. After a full breakfast, head out and take a walk along the beach or explore the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

Spectacular ocean views and romantic dcor await you at the Green Gables Inn in Pacific Grove. The historic, restored Victorian is literally just across the street from the sea, and many guest rooms offer a stunning view. Cuddle up next to a crackling fire in your guest room or enjoy afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres while gazing at Monterey Bay. The Gosby House Inn is another Pacific Grove gem. Located in a sunny, yellow restored Victorian, the guest rooms have been decorated individually in English Country style. Several have sitting areas with fireplaces, and two rooms include both a fireplace and spa tub. Both inns are near to all of the attractions of the Monterey Peninsula.
Channel Road Inn is an ideal Southern California bed and breakfast. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the sea in Santa Monica, guests can borrow the inn’s bicycles and pedal along the town’s famed boardwalk. The historic inn offers 15 individually decorated guest rooms, many with a fireplace, canopy bed or jetted spa tub. A few have a peek ocean view. Guests are pampered with a full breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, and freshly baked cookies. All the shopping, museums and attractions of Los Angeles are a short drive away.
At the Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point, guests enjoy a sweeping view of the local harbor and the coastline. Just a few minutes from Laguna Beach and about an hour south of Los Angeles, this Southern California bed and breakfast offers spacious, romantic guest rooms with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Several boast a sea view. The innkeepers have bicycles for guest use and a fitness center. On-site spa treatments also can be arranged. The innkeepers’ Celebration Package includes a bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles, breakfast in bed and one of the inn’s signature teddy bears.
About the Author:
Jane Leisteiner is an frequent inngoer and loves B&Bs. For more information about Southern California bed and breakfasts or other California bed and breakfasts, visit the Four Sisters or iLoveInns sites.
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