California, the name instantly makes us think about Google, Facebook, Apple and thousands of companies all working day and night with software. Products and ideas from Silicon Valley have changed the way we live today, how we talk to one another and also what we say (emojis for instance). While these thoughts perfectly go with this state of the USA but it has some other sides as well; the side that deals with beauty, nature and romance. Let me show you some glimpses of romantic California!
Glimpses of romantic California
The landscape of California is diverse. It has mountains, ocean, valleys, desert, vineyards and forests. If you want to spend a romantic weekend, want to go on a romantic date with your valentine or just want to get lost amidst nature with your love, then choose any one of these destinations.
- Stargazing from a tent in Saddle mountain
- Get lost in wilderness in Big Sur
- Take a steam train in Henry Cowell Redwoods state park
- Try and see Yosemite through the eyes of John Muir
- Explore Lassen Volcanic National Park
- Go kayaking in Manzanita Lake
- Plan your next trip together overlooking the Pinecrest Lake in Stanislaus National Forest
- Bid adieu to the Sun from Lake Tahoe
- Take a walk in Cannery Row
- Taste wine in beautiful Napa Valley
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1.Spend a night gazing at the starry sky at night in Saddle mountain
If you just want to break free from the bustle of life for a day or two, then spend a night inside a romantic tent. In the middle of the night just go out and stare at the starry sky above. In the morning drive along the beautiful coastline to Big Sur. Stop near the Bixby Creek bridge, hear the rolling waves and look at the blue ocean from above.
2. Get lost in wilderness in Big Sur
Sit quietly on the bank of the stream. Listen to the birds and ask him softly – “can you hear the sound of the flowing cascade?” He might answer – “Yes. We can only admire the beauty of nature that has no equal”.
3.Take a steam train in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Take this fairytale train ride amidst the wilderness with your love. Hold each other’s hands and let your worries spew out along with the steam. Enjoy each other’s company amidst the green. Watch the small curls of silent white steam winding its way up to the mountains.Take this fairytale train ride amidst the wilderness with your love. Hold each other's hands and let your worries spew out along with the steam Click To Tweet
4. Try and see Yosemite through the eyes of John Muir
No one else can show me the mystic, the repose, the beauty of Yosemite the way John Muir could. Click To TweetView this post on Instagram
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen ~ Benjamin Disraeli . Amidst the beautiful Yosemite, when I sat quietly, I felt a profound solitude. Words often fail me to describe such solitude. Now when I look back, I feel an idiosyncratic urge to read the works of John Muir while sitting there someday. He explored every inch of Yosemite—its plants and animals, its sounds and smells and wrote extensively! No one else can show me the mystic, the repose, the beauty of Yosemite the way John Muir could. I want to read and speak back to him in his beloved wilderness. #travelrealizations #VisitTheUSA, #OutdoorsUSA #RoadTripUSA
5. Explore Lassen Volcanic National Park
If you want to surround yourself with beauty, then visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. If you love exploring the geographical fact behind the volcanic eruptions, then the visitor’s center has organized the information through a video and an exhibit. After knowing all the facts, just look at the Lassen peak and wonder while sipping coffee from your coffee cup in the visitor’s center. Recharge yourself to see the Sulphur works next.If you want to surround yourself with beauty, then visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. Click To Tweet
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This picturesque place is the visitor's center of the Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. This place encourages you to indulge yourself to just sit and forget any worries. Lush green mountain, birds and perhaps a cup of coffee will give you company. I spent my day by learning about this volcanic region, relaxing and taking photos. . With a dash of green, life becomes refreshing always. #travelrealizations #lassenvolcanicnationalpark
6. Go kayaking in Manzanita Lake
If you are a sport loving couple then go kayaking on the pristine Manzanita lake. While looking at the sparkling water sing the famous song of John Denver
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
7. Plan your next trip together overlooking the Pinecrest Lake in Stanislaus National Forest
If you want to slow down for a day and want to reflect on the passing days of your lives, then just sit together and indulge in a meaningful conversation. After a while just look up and see the beautiful blue sky amidst the pine trees.
8. Bid adieu to the sun from Lake Tahoe
If you have few days then just pack your bags and visit the beautiful Lake Tahoe. After wandering through the roads of South Lake Tahoe, witness the sunset from the bank of the Lake Tahoe.If you have few days then just pack your bags and visit the beautiful Lake Tahoe. Click To Tweet
9. Take a walk in Cannery Row
There is nothing like walking together on the waterfront street. If you are a fish-and-chips fan like me then you will get plenty of options here. If you want to just feel the refreshing sea breeze then just stop, sit somewhere and feel how the wind caresses you; whisper to your lover’s ear “I love you” and kiss.There is nothing like walking together on the waterfront street. Click To Tweet
10. Taste the wine in Napa Valley
Away from prying eyes, sit inside one of the cozy wineries and order a perfect wine for your taste. You can just wait for your valentine to give you that perfect gift while looking at your eyes. Will it be a ring or a pendant?Away from prying eyes, sit inside one of the cozy wineries and order a perfect wine for your taste. Click To Tweet
Take a perfect selfie with your love in this picturesque valley
Step outside of your daily routine and decide to walk together in a forest or sit in front of the blue ocean or stare at the starry sky from a tent! Let the feelings flow from your heart to you and to your loved one! Pick your favorite one from the list of ten places in romantic California and spend a wonderful 14th February. Happy Valentine’s day to you all.
- You can also look at the photo essay that I wrote last year on my blog – Ten beautiful spots to spend a romantic day!