Oh Summer, I’ve missed you again. That’s the life of a wedding planner and I’m not complaining but now my last Summer wedding is over I’m dreaming of holidays. I love travelling Stateside whenever I can (as it usually means a pit stop in NYC to see my sister) and California is a pretty great location to escape to for an adventure after the I Do’s. The ultimate being a drive down the West Coast (picture a big vintage convertible or a motorbike to the opening credits of Big Little Lies!). Covering every corner of these unique California honeymoon ideas need to be on your radar and your travel inspo list.
Stay in a glam treehouse, Big Sur
For the ultimate ‘Glamping’ experience, Treebones Resort caters for coastal dwellers and keen outdoors explorers. Ranging from Yurts to Twig huts, Treebones creates a magical experience surrounded by spectacular views of the ocean. For an unforgettable stay, the cocoon named ‘The Autonomous Tent’ is secluded on the edge of the resort, with its own private deck and outdoor fire pit – hello honeymooners!
Stay at a wildlife reserve, Santa Rosa
It may come as a surprise that there’s a hidden “Sonoma Serengeti” just minutes outside the city of Santa Rosa in California. This 400-acre wildlife reserve, Safari West, is home to giraffes, cheetahs, lemurs, zebras and more. Guests can enjoy a stay in the safari “glamping” tent imported from Botswana, that includes a private deck overlooking the park and is nestled right next to the giraffes. More Santa Rosa ideas at www.sonomacounty.com
Stay in an Airstream, Greater Palm Springs
Greater Palm Springs’ Hotel Paseo is the first luxury hotel to open in Palm Desert in over 30 years. Palm Springs is so on my travel wish list and unique to this hotel is a restored 1950’s Airstream trailer, featuring a queen-size bed, stainless steel kitchenette, shower and personal patio. The Airstream has all the amenities of a luxury hotel in addition to an Instagram-worthy exterior. Honeymooners selfie time! More Palm Springs ideas at www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com
Stay on a historic boat, Sacramento
The Delta King Hotel is Sacramento’s unique treasure, offering guests a historic stay. Dating back to 1924, and with a rich history of river voyages between San Francisco and Sacramento, after five years of restoration the Delta King reopened to reign, once again, as the heralded monarch of the Sacramento River. Taking permanent residence as a 44-room luxury hotel, the Delta King boasts an award-winning restaurant and large theatre. More Sacramento ideas at www.visitsacramento.com