San Diego is the epitome of California’s laid-back charm and sun-drenched ambiance. Boasting an incredible climate with sun all year round, and miles of extraordinary beaches for swimming and surfing alike, it's a wonderful destination for a couple looking for sun, sea, and relaxation. The city itself is buzzing and vibrant, with Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter offering a haven for foodies, and the rest of town packed with excellent attractions and cultural highlights.

Sure, you can fly to a faraway exotic destination but I firmly believe that the journey is often more important than the destination. Certainly, that is true when traveling with good friends and loved ones. That's why I love to take romantic getaway road trips with Heather whenever we get a chance. While not every trip we take is explicitly about romance, some destinations like Beverly Hills just lend themselves to it. Let's take a look at how you can plan the perfect romantic getaway road trip for your partner this year!

When planning a romantic getaway, few things top the idea of a beachfront room ... except for a private cottage right on the beach. That's what Island Bay Resort offers and instead of those mega-resorts that you might find on South Beach, these cottages are laidback and relaxed. There's no long hallways to walk down or extra fees to worry about. Instead, you just park your car right next to the room and start relaxing the moment you open the door.

When it comes to second weddings, now's the time to splurge and do things the way you wish you could have done when you are younger. In fact, while I'm happily married if I were to do it again, I'd skip the formal ceremony and do something fun. With the money spent on a traditional wedding, you could have a memorable and unique experience somewhere amazing. Plus, in an age where few of us have all our family and friends in one area, we've all got to spend the time and money to travel. So why not go somewhere amazing to celebrate with friends and family in style?

For some of us, just the opportunity to escape the rigors of daily life and family is exciting enough to make a romantic getaway the perfect adventure. However, there's always ways to make things that much more fun and memorable.