Honeymoon Destination: Los Angeles, CA

Lake in Los Angeles, CA with palm trees and suburbs in background.


If you happen to be a Hollywood movie-magic junkie or simply love great weather and domestic flights, then Los Angeles is a no-brainer for a honeymoon. From gorgeous stretches of beaches to world-class resorts and five-star restaurants, this is the West Coast’s answer to New York (without the angry cabbies).

If you are wondering how to spend those lazy days in the entertainment capital of the world, here is a list of some of the most romantic things to do while escaping into your own “happily ever after”.

Los Angeles Scenic Drives worth Taking

One of the biggest draws for honeymooners to L.A. is the miles of gorgeous coastline and its winding highways cross-hatching lush valleys and overlooking oceanfront bluffs. For the adventure seeker, consider renting Harleys and cruising Mulholland Drive. As this legendary stretch of highway carves its way through the eastern Santa Monica Mountains between the L.A. Basin and the Valley, famous American filmmaker David Lynch once said that you can feel the History of Hollywood while driving it.

If you are less of a Harley couple and more of a Corvette convertible couple, why not rent a classic car and speed up and down The Pacific Coast Highway? With the ocean to one side and your soul mate on the other, this is one road trip that won’t need Funyuns to spice it up.

If you want to make a day of it, you can take the PCH all the way to Orange County stopping at Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, or Laguna Beach along the way for a beach picnic or to catch a few rays.

Gallop into the Sunset

Since Los Angeles is so steeped in movie culture, it makes sense that a honeymooning couple may want to try their hand at recreating some of the most romantic moments from their favorite films. If you happen to be romantics and horse-lovers (hint: you have “The Horse Whisperer” and “The Man from Snowy River” in your movie queue), book a private horseback riding trip with Los Angeles Horseback Riding Company near Malibu.

This expansive ranch is located on the ridge of the Santa Monica Mountains and has 80 miles worth of breathtaking views from above. With well-groomed trails and an excellent selection of horses, this is a unique outing that will seem miles away from the Los Angeles glitz but well worth the ride.

Viva la Venice in a Gondola: Or, at Least Long Beach

While yes, you must try the amazing cuisine all around the city and visit the theme parks, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Sunset Strip, and the Hollywood sign you will want to make time to head down to Long Beach and book your own private boat ride via Gondola Getaway. Situated on Naples Island, couples can float through enchanting canals and waterways for an hour, enjoying the sights and sounds of little Italy in Long Beach. Off the beaten path, and oh-so-unique for honeymooners, this is one little float trip that screams romance Hollywood style.

Find other Honeymoon Packages in the U.S. 

about the author
Sarah Sarah has been editing the blog at mywedding for four years. She enjoys watching classic movies, spending money on eyeliner that she never wears, and convincing brides to write thank you notes.

See more posts by Sarah