Honeymoon trip around cities of California  can memorable.

When honeymoon began to be popular a century or two ago, they were a tour by the newly married couple of relatives who didn’t live near by, often relatives who hadn’t been able to come to the ceremony. This is far less common now, but is one possible model for your honeymoon if you do have close family or friends who were unable to come.

There are many dedicated honeymoon packages offered by travel agents, hotels, cruise liners and almost every other travel vendor. Typically these include “romantic” extras like massages, spa baths, bottles of champagne and better rooms. They are usually aimed at a luxury market rather than a budget market: if you want a budget honeymoon it’s easier to plan it as a holiday for two immediately after your wedding, rather than asking for honeymoon specials. One advantage though of the honeymoon market is that it caters to the typical needs of couples interested in a romantic holiday.

If you’re after the usual goals of a honeymoon  (i.e being alone together you’ll want to have a unhurried itinerary. Consider just one or two destinations.

In this blog post we are suggesting a 12 day honeymoon road trip around California by Car.

Our Plan for your Honeymoon Holiday

Start and end: San Francisco

Approximate distance: 1,500km

 Ideal duration: 12  to 15 days

Honeymoon Route in California

The route: San Francisco – Yosemite National park – Napa – Eureka – san Francisco.

Tips for your Road trip in California

For your Honeymoon Holiday in California , we have done some research and have identified few good hotels in cities of California.  Key in the city name ( Eg San Francisco) and the related details ( dates of travel and number of guest ) and click on the search button.  It will give you all the hotels in the location/city.

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Explore one of the prettiest bayside cities in the world, camp in the great outdoors, do a spot of wine tasting and drive the scenic California Highway 1(CA -1). San Francisco is hep and happening. Jazz bars, lively restaurants, nightclubs – you will find them all herein California.

For a Californian road trip hire the quintessential American convertible, the Mustang. Yosemite is a huge park and there are plenty of camping spots if you want to cozy up in a tent and a sleeping bag. For luxury, there is the Ahwahnee Hotel within the park (use our hotel search above).  Napa Valley is where you can dress up and appreciate wine, eat the best ribs in town at the Rutherford Gill in Rutherford and also experience a unique vegetarian restaurant. The drive to Eureka is more for the twists and turns of CA -1 than for the place itself.

For your Knowledge – Cities of California

San Francisco Honeymoon location in California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

San Francisco is a major city in California, the centerpiece of the Bay Area, well-known for its liberal community, hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, scenic beauty, summer fog, and great ethnic and cultural diversity. These are only a few of the aspects of the city that make San Francisco one of the most visited cities in the world.

San Francisco, California is located on a small seven-by-seven mile square of land at the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast.

With the California Gold Rush of 1848, San Francisco began to explode in population. Waves of immigrants came to the city to seek their fortunes, including large numbers of Chinese immigrants, forming one of the largest Chinese populations outside of Asia. During this time, many major businesses were created and flourished in San Francisco, and famous personalities settled in the city.

Places to See in San Francisco, California

Chinatown: Grant from Bush to Broadway takes you through the heart of the famous district.
Ocean Beach: Ocean Beach is entirely open to pedestrians in both the Richmond and Sunset districts from the Cliff House: restaurant and Sutro Baths in the north to the zoo in the south.
Telegraph Hill: Greenwich and Filbert Steps on the east side of Telegraph Hill, both strenuous and unforgettably beautiful, offer cottages and a flock of wild parrots to enjoy on the way up to the Coit Tower.
North Beach: Columbus runs from North Point in Fisherman’s Wharf, through the grand church and famous cafés at the heart of North Beach to the landmark Transamerica pyramid, accessible to transit on nearby Market.
Haight Ashbury: Haight from Divisadero to Stanyan covers the shopping district famous for hippie culture;
Cow Hollow: Union Street between Gough and Fillmore is one of the finest shopping streets outside of the city center.
Mission: Mission between 15th and Cesar Chavez streets provides a look at a neighborhood famous for its Latino food and culture.
Pacific Heights: Fillmore between Pine and Broadway is lined with a good mix of shopping, views, steep slopes, and some of the city’s largest and most expensive homes.

Yosemite National Park , California

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park  is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California, United States. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity.Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed.
The high country of Yosemite contains beautiful areas such as Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range, and the Kuna Crest
Tuolumne and Merced River systems originate along the crest of the Sierra Nevada in the park and have carved river canyons 3,000 to 4,000 feet deep

Activities in Yosemite National Park , California

Open-air Tours

Yosemite Valley in California  is open year-round, but much of the remaining park is closed because of snow in late autumn and re-opens in mid to late spring. Open-air tours around Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias are available.

Hike to waterfalls

Many people enjoy short walks and longer hikes to waterfalls in Yosemite Valley, or walks amongst Giant Sequoias in the Mariposa, Tuolumne, or Merced Groves.

Bus to Glacier Point

Drive or take a tour bus to Glacier Point (summer-fall) to see a spectacular view of Yosemite Valley and the high country,Merced River systems originate along the crest of the Sierra Nevada in the park and have carved river canyons 3,000 to 4,000 feet deep

Activities in Yosemite National Park , California

Open-air Tours

Yosemite Valley in California  is open year-round, but much of the remaining park is closed because of snow in late autumn and re-opens in mid to late spring. Open-air tours around Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias are available.

Hike to waterfalls

Many people enjoy short walks and longer hikes to waterfalls in Yosemite Valley, or walks amongst Giant Sequoias in the Mariposa, Tuolumne, or Merced Groves.

Bus to Glacier Point

Drive or take a tour bus to Glacier Point (summer-fall) to see a spectacular view of Yosemite Valley and the high country, or drive along the scenic Tioga Road to Tuolumne Meadows (summer-fall).

Yosemite Valley Visitor Center & Yosemite Museum

In addition to exploring the natural features of the park, visitors can also learn about the natural and cultural history of Yosemite Valley at a number of facilities in the valley: the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, the adjoining Yosemite Museum, and the Nature Center at Happy Isles.

Napa County, California

Vineyard in Napa, California

Vineyard in Napa, California

Napa  is a county located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S. state of California. Napa County, once the producer of many different crops, is known today for its wine industry, rising in the 1960s to the first rank of wine regions with France, Italy, and Spain.

Activities around Napa in  California State

Napa Valley Wine Train:  Various types of train rides offered for the 36 mile round trip to St. Helena, with or without gourmet dinner. Buy the “flight” of wines at the tasting car. Make this institution part of your trip.
Napa Valley Symphony: Performs classical and pops repertoire  Performances are at the Lincoln Theater of Yountville.
Westwood Hills Park: Nice views of the valley from this park’s trails.
Napa River Adventures: Guided cruises on the Napa River in quiet electric motor boat.
Aerostat Adventures: Hot air ballooning.
Napa Valley Bike Tours: Offering guided bike tours visiting local wineries, bike rentals and multi-day bicycling vacation packages. Also offering kayaking tours.

Eureka Humboldt County, California

Humboldt Bay and Eureka aerial view, California

Humboldt Bay and Eureka aerial view, California

Eureka is the principal city and the county seat of Humboldt County, California, United States. Eureka, California is the largest Pacific coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. The port city serves as the center for government, health care, trade, and the arts for the far North Coast region of California. Its location marinas and industrial docking facilities, making it the largest port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, a distance of about 500 miles. As the primary full-service city situated between the most extensive preserves of the world’s tallest trees.
The North Coast of California has beautiful redwoods and small coastal towns, one of them is Eureka. It stretches along the Pacific from the Bay Area to the Oregon border. The inland valleys of Mendocino County are a significant wine-growing area, and the region is noted for organic produce and its art community. Recreation opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, boating, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and simple sightseeing abound in Eureka California.
For those with more urban tastes, art galleries, winetasting, and upscale restaurants are plentiful. Working harbors at Fort Bragg and Eureka offer opportunities for whale-watching, crabbing tours, ocean fishing and the chance to buy fresh salmon right from the boat. Even a simple drive along any road in this region is a refreshing experience.

Places to See in Eureka, California

Museums and galleries: Museums include the Clarke Historical Museum, the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum in nearby Samoa, the Morris Graves Museum of Art, HSU First Street Gallery, Discovery Museum for Children, and the Blue Ox Mill.
Sequoia Park Zoo: situated on more than 67 acres (270,000 m2) of mature second-growth Redwood forest, includes Eureka’s largest public playground and a duck pond in addition to meticulously kept gardens and examples of the area’s many varieties of rhododendron bushes.
Crescent City: is home to Ocean World. This is an aquarium similar to Sea World (but much smaller).
Klamath is where the Trees of Mystery park is located. In addition to the actual trees, there is a statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
Redwoods National Park and a Redwoods State Park: Avenue of the Giants is a road that runs along side of Highway 101.
Confusion Hill is near Piercy: This is a tourist attraction similar to the many so-called, “Mystery Spots.”
Goat Rock Beach: on Highway 1 between Jenner and Bodega Bay is a particularly scenic spot on the Sonoma Coast. There are many public beaches in this area, but most are too treacherous for swimming.

Map of Cities of California for your Honeymoon Road Trip

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Have a Great Road trip visiting cities of California.