Around Valentine’s Day, our thoughts turn to redwoods and romance. I’ve been to places where you can spend a magical weekend with your love among the redwoods. Here are three picks that span the range of the coast redwoods, from the lush north of Humboldt County to the dramatic cliffs of Big Sur.
- Twenty minutes away from Humboldt Redwoods State Park’s awe-inspiring Avenue of the Giants, is the quiet, cozy Benbow Historic Inn, one of Via Magazine’s “best romantic places.” Most of the rooms have books instead of a TV, and you’ll find surprising touches like the decanter of sherry in each room. Scrambling for V-day? The Benbow Inn has you covered with food and lodging in its Valentine’s Day Romance Packages.
- Wake up to stunning views of the sea and turkeys out your window from your own private, modern cottage at the Cottages at Little River Cove. You can stroll along flat Fern Canyon Scenic trail and the babbling Little River in nearby Van Damme State Park. Then go eat something delicious in one of Mendocino’s charming restaurants.
- Forget moderation and splurge on the ultimate romantic weekend at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. Not only are the accommodations luxurious and the views of the rugged coastline breathtaking, but also you’ll be close to the redwood forests of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park with its 80-foot waterfall that plunges into the sea.
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