California Valentine's Day getaways
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The Westin Pasadena
Westin Hotel 191 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 792-2727, www.starwoodhotels.com
The renaissance of new restaurants and bars in South Pasadena and Old Town Pasadena give romantics an opportunity for some one-on-one time while still being able to get back if the baby sitter calls.
Just off Colorado Boulevard, the airy, modern Westin Pasadena boasts a one-night $189 Indulge Package, which includes an in-room breakfast and 4 p.m. checkout, allowing guests to make the most of the signature pillow-top mattresses. Meanwhile, hiking and walking maps are at the front desk, and romantic strolls through the Huntington Library's grounds and foodie hangouts such as 750ml wine bar and bistro are a few minutes away.