If you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway in beautiful Southern California, you’ve certainly got plenty of options. But with so many choices, it can be tough to decide where to go. We may be a bit partial, but anyone who’s ever visited Claremont knows it’s easy to be enamored with everything this California gem offers, especially if you’re searching for a bit of romance or alone time with your significant other. To help you out, we’ve compiled some itinerary recommendations to help make the most of your couples’ weekend getaway. There’s something for everyone, from an in-room jacuzzi to scenic picnics to wine tasting by a cozy fire pit. So whether you’re looking for a laid-back or an adventurous escape, read on for some romantic California weekend getaway ideas to inspire romantic connections and couples’ fun. Claremont is the ideal destination to fall in love or rekindle all the romance.
Where To Stay and Spark Romance
The City of Claremont is one of Southern California’s perfect destinations when looking for a romantic weekend getaway for couples. With its scenic tree-lined streets, charming shops and unique foodie culture, you’ll be in love as soon as you arrive. There are many wonderful places to stay in Claremont with romantic accommodations that will suit you and your significant other.
The Claremont Lodge: This mini home away from home, located just a short freeway drive to all the major attractions, is a fantastic budget-friendly option for those who relish all kinds of experiences. Stay for an extended amount of time and explore all Claremont and its surrounding areas have to offer. If you feel like hanging out in the room for the day, enjoy amenities like the outdoor swimming pool and the in-room jacuzzi suites.
DoubleTree by Hilton: Located on the historic Route 66, the stylish guest rooms and comfortable amenities are perfect for families and couples alike. Enjoy the fitness room, hot tub and pool during the day and savor some of their signature chocolate chip cookies with your loved ones at night.
Motel 6 Claremont: The pet-friendly accommodations and championship tennis courts are perfect for “love all.” Enjoy the large swimming pool, large grass lawn with picnic tables and 24-hour security at this updated and modern motel within a free shuttle ride to Claremont Village.
Hotel Casa 425, a pet-friendly boutique hotel and lounge in the Claremont Village, is stylish and romantic. Experience breakfast in bed and enjoy the in-room spa jacuzzi tub. The central courtyard and lounge area, with cozy social areas, fountains and fire pits, are perfect for couples seeking escape.
All accommodations are just steps—or a short bike ride away—from restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and art galleries. But, of course, you’ll also be able to enjoy the lush greenery and architecture of the nearby Claremont Colleges. Or spend the whole day in bed.
Let Your Love Run Wild
Are you feeling adventurous? Couples who want a romantic weekend getaway in California will enjoy all that Claremont offers them throughout the day and into the night. After a leisurely breakfast in bed, stop by one of the many coffee shops full of flavorful aromas and delectable pastries.
Say “I love you a latte” with heart-shaped foam at Iron & Kin Coffee. Then, you and your sweetie will love exploring the Claremont Packing House, full of unique artisanal shops. Relax and catch up on your favorite topic—each other—as you stare into each other’s eyes over mugs and kisses.
If you’re feeling knotty, enjoy a relaxing Swedish or Deep Tissue couples massage at Aromatique because any day is great for a massage. Take your relationship and relaxation to another level in just hours. They say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a massage. Studies show self-care is not selfish, so fall in love with taking care of your body too.
Let nature be your aphrodisiac; some couples find happiness where the sun shines and the flowers bloom. The California Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit when in Claremont for a love-blooming weekend getaway. The gardens offer hiking trails, fauna, flora, California native plants and beautiful scenery.
Claremont is well known for its excellent restaurants. There are plenty of foodie-worthy choices for couples enjoying a romantic weekend together. Try the Ceviche de la Isla, the Carne Asada, or the “especial de casa” Birria!
If your partner in wine had you at merlot, then Claremont’s local wine scene will be the perfect way to stop and smell the rosé. Packing House Wines is a premier wine shop, bar, and restaurant. Their overall wine knowledge is extensive. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a charcuterie plate and vino with your love? Wine not!
There are plenty of scenic views near Claremont and the surrounding area. Stop at one of the lookout points to enjoy the stunning vistas and landscapes. The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is a good loop trail with plenty of photo opportunities, and you can bring your dog or kids if you’re inclined or enjoy it just you and your one and only. The Sunset Peak Hike is a bit longer, but as you wander, see the wonder. Then, float above the clouds and watch the sunset together.
So Many Ways to Fall In Love in Claremont
There’s no shortage of things to do for couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway in Claremont. Here are a few ways to share love and affection with your admirer:
– Leisurely stroll hand-in-hand through one of Claremont’s many beautiful tree-lined streets, and be sure to check out some of the unique locally-owned shops along the way.
– Visit one of the local breweries or wine bars and enjoy a beer or wine tasting together. Claremont Craft Ales, Ironbark Ciderworks, We Olive, and the Magnolia Bistro & Wine Bar have fun tasting opportunities.
– Get your hearts pumping in rhythm on a hike or nature walk and enjoy the scenic views. There are many trails and places to explore nearby San Gabriel Mountains or Mount Baldy.
– Take the apple of your eye to a local art gallery or museum. Explore the innovative exhibitions at the Benton Museum of Art, the creative energy of the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art and the liveliness of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology.
– Leap into an outdoor amphitheater or theater. Ophelia’s Jump will create unending conversations between you and your sweetie through their compelling storytelling.
– Plan a romantic lunch. Pick up gourmet food at the Cheese Cave or Wolfe’s Kitchen & Deli and picnic at the Margaret Fowler Garden of Scripps College. But, with gorgeous antebellum architecture and expansive lawns, almost any spot in Claremont would be perfect for a date.
– Just spend quality time with your love on a quiet afternoon exploring one of the most charming small towns in Southern California.
Come Flirt with Claremont
Lovebirds will find Claremont full of romance and exciting things to do day or night. So if you’re looking for a weekend getaway that will reignite the spark in your relationship, consider booking a stay to unwind and reconnect with your loved one. That’s Amore!