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Friday Finds: Romantic Rendezvous

Spa Day in Big Sur

Perched amongst redwoods overlooking the beautiful coastline, Spa Alila at Ventana Big Sur makes for an intimate moment of total relaxation for couples. The outdoor cabanas offer privacy for treatments designed just for two. The Couples Zenith begins with a bath for two overlooking the redwoods, followed by a customized massage on side-by-side tables. 

Gondola Ride in the Coronado Cays

Bring Venetian romance to San Diego with a ride for two in gondola courtesy of The Gondola Company. On Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetheart to a romantic cruise through the intimate canals with a rose and chocolates and add a bottle of wine or celebratory bubbles. 

Sound Bath in the Desert

Find spiritual bliss, side by side, with a healing sound bath at Integratron in Landers. This popular experience just outside of Joshua Tree is family owned and performed in a historic dome on a quiet desert property. While waiting your session, peruse crystals at the gift shop or chill in a hammock. Good vibrations all around.

Dinner and a Movie in San Francisco

Foreign Cinema, in San Francisco’s Mission District, remains longtime personal favorite, not only for the excellent cuisine by chef/co-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark, but the dazzling ambiance, with a movie screened on the outdoor patio between string lights. An absolute delight from cocktail to dessert. When Harry Met Sally will screen February 1-21.

Redwoods Hike in Humboldt

Get lost in the woods at Redwoods National Park, the home to the world’s tallest trees. The forests, hills, rivers and coastline support a rich mosaic of life, including the Roosevelt Elk, seals, whales and wildflowers. A testament to endurance and beauty, it’s the perfect place to romance and reflect with a loved one.

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