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Ready for a romantic getaway to the Sonoma Coast? Pack your bags and head to Bodega Bay, a breathtaking coastal inlet perfect for a trip with your significant other.
There are many reasons why Bodega Bay is ideal for couples. Its beaches offer outstanding opportunities for “long walks on the beach,” and its coastal cliffs provide magnificent vistas. Visit Bodega Head for the views, while Doran Regional Park and Goat Rock Beach are excellent Bodega Bay beaches. At Doran Regional, you can dip your toes in the water (a little cold for swimming), have a picnic, rent a boat, or camp. Goat Rock is great for snuggling up with your partner and watching the marine life and crashing waves.
In town, there are some romantic places for a nice date night dinner. Some local favorite spots include Terrapin Creek Café and Restaurant and Drake’s Fireside Lounge. Both have mouthwatering surf-and-turf dishes in a beautiful setting.
Of course, you’ll want to find romantic lodgings to make your visit special. The most luxurious spot is the Bodega Bay Lodge, Sonoma Coast’s only AAA Four-Diamond hotel. This hotel has fireplaces and private balconies in each room. Another outstanding choice for couples visiting Bodega Bay is the Bodega Coast Inn & Suites, a charming hotel with picturesque water views.
Drive up to Bodega Bay on Friday and check into your hotel. On Saturday, spend the morning at Doran Regional Park, relaxing at the beach and enjoying its recreational activities. Pack a picnic for lunch after the beach. In the afternoon, do some hiking at Goat Rock or Bodega Head and enjoy the views. Have a romantic date night dinner in town before heading back to your hotel. On Sunday, have brunch before you make the scenic drive home.
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When to Go
May through October is the warm and dry season. Bodega Head is a prime whale-watching spot, so a visit during the whale-watching season is also an excellent time to go.
Romantic hotels in Bodega Bay are on the pricier side ($200+/night), but it’s free to spend time at the beach or near the ocean.