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14 perfect Valentine’s staycations for every type of L.A. couple

Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM

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Sure, Valentine’s Day flowers are nice. Dinner out? Even better. But if you want an experience you’ll keep daydreaming about long past the Hallmark holiday, it helps to flee your everyday life — the laundry, the dishes, your Netflix queue — if only for a quick weekend.

In L.A., you don’t have to travel far to find unique activities, new-to-you neighborhoods and vibey hotels to cozy up in, giving you and your significant other time to reconnect and remember how much fun you have together.

Here are 14 hotel and activity pairings for every type of couple, from design lovers to outdoor enthusiasts.

Carter Estate Winery and Resort

For wine lovers: Stay at Temecula’s Carter Estate Winery and Resort and float in a hot air balloon over the vines

Stay: Temecula is a quick getaway that delivers the feel of Napa or Sonoma, if not the same world-class wine prestige. And there’s no bad view from the U-shaped section of vineyard-facing bungalows at Carter Estate Winery and Resort. Rooms from $238 a night. Sipping a flute of the resort’s Blanc de Blanc as you watch the sun set over 120 acres of vines truly sets the scene for romance.

Do: If you really want to make an impression, the hotel has a hot air balloon package that lets you float over wine country with California Dreamin’ Balloon Adventures.

Carter Estate Winery and Resort:

(844) 851-2138 | website | instagram | 34450 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California 92591