10:37 AM PDT, October 5, 2012
Are you dreaming of a romantic Indian summer? Only an hour’s drive and a world away from L.A., this charming destination offers pristine white sand beaches, renowned hotels, gourmet restaurants, designer shops and more.
Love and Links
Begin with a morning walk on the beach, followed by a picnic overlooking the Pacific. Next, indulge in a couples’ massage at a top-rated spa. Later, have a heavenly dinner (and sinful dessert) at one of the area’s acclaimed restaurants. Finally, cuddle with your love on a moonlit gondola ride.
Idle and Indulge
Reminiscent of Nantucket, charming Balboa Island features a main street of lovely shops, eateries and a spectacular boardwalk loop around the island with water views. After, head to Fashion Island for luxury designer boutiques in a sunny alfresco setting.
Dock and Dine
Arrive at dinner … in a boat! Created in this quaint coastal town, Duffy electric boats are easy to cruise and ideal for touring the harbor. Dock your boat at one of the waterfront restaurants and enjoy dinner in-house or on your vessel!