Valentines Outdoors SoCal

02.14.13


Romance Refresher

Teddy bears, roses, champagne & chocolates… maybe it’s time to slip into something more comfortable….Here are a few ways to set the mood in the great outdoors. Not limited to Valentine’s Day!


Yurts Treebones

Yurt Place or Mine: Big Sur can’t help itself: it’s romantic by nature, literally. Escape to Treebones Resort, which can't be beat for its Pacific-facing fancy yurts, coast-hugging campsites, and newest addition—the totally unique, eco-cool "nest."

Motion Potion: Casanova breakfasted on 50 oysters a day to prepare himself for his arduous amours. Lucky for you, rousing a romantic mood is made easier with a simple pairing: a bike ride followed by an oyster feast.

Take Me Higher: Reaching the next level in your relationship requires time and energy when you’re hiking to a 3,273-foot summit in the Santa Ana Mountains. All in, a 10-mile hike to Sitton Peak earns you a stunning panoramic view—and bragging rights for reaching a new romantic height.

Rock ’n’ Flow: 25-foot Seeley Creek Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains puts on a good show this time of year—and the symmetrical heart-shaped granite bowl at its crest provides the ultimate symbol of your rock solid romance.

In the Bluff: Show your Valentine a whale of a good time at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, a 52-acre parcel east of Santa Barbara where a trail leads to an unobstructed and sweeping vista primed for spying migrating gray whales.

The Magic Our: LA’s charming, ivy-covered Los Liones Trail exudes romance, with a trail-top bench offering a sweetheart of a view overlooking Santa Monica Bay, especially at sunset.

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