CALIFORNIA, USA — Valentine's Day is almost here and if you're looking for a refreshing and unique idea for your next romantic getaway, take a look at these five must-see destination spots.
1. Slurp oysters on your next date night at Tomales Bay
Where: Marin County
If you love oysters, you have to visit Tomales Bay in Marin County. Take your special someone to Hog Island Oyster Co. and see how the shellfish are prepared. You can also learn how oysters are cleaning up the ocean.
2. Go herping for Valentine's Day at Filoli Garden
Where: San Mateo County
Why buy valentine flowers when you can take your loved one to a garden of flowers. Filoli Garden in San Mateo County has something in bloom all year round. February is a great time to go! Love is in the air and it’s Newt/ Salamander mating season. Come see thousands of amphibians crawling out of the woods to meet a potential mate!
3. Escape to Grover Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in nature's heated pool
Where: Alpine County
Stay warm and take in the mountain view with your significant other at Grover Hot Springs in Alpine County. This all-natural hot spring is a clean and inviting place for anyone looking to make memories in the outdoors.
4. Stay the night in a fire lookout to find some of the most spectacular views
Where: Sierra County
This is a room with a view! The U.S. Forest Service has a number of fire lookout towers all over California you can rent in the off-season. I suggest renting out the Calpine Fire Lookout in Sierra County. This fully furnished and heated fire lookout offers vast views of the Tahoe National Forest.
5. Unique bed and breakfast resort is a romantic getaway for train lovers
Where: Lake County
Love trains? Got a thing for cabooses? The Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort might be the ultimate romantic getaway for you. Sleep in a “Themed Caboose Room” and take in the views of Clear Lake.
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