I’ve spent the day attempting to learn to surf Santa Monica’s waves, but clearly, this just isn’t my sport. After two hours of trying to ride a wave with zero success, I’m ready to smack my boyfriend with the surfboard for even suggesting this romantic bonding adventure. The only saving grace is that as soon as I drag this giant foam board onto the beach and leave it with our instructor, I can hobble a few more blocks up to my room at the hotel Le Meridien Delfina and throw my bruised body straight into the private jacuzzi on the balcony of our one bedroom suite.
Talk about a sweet way to end the day. After 10 minutes under the jets and the popping of a celebratory bottle of champagne, I’m ready to forgive the guy. By the time the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean in front of us, the love is coming back. There is nothing a hot tub can’t fix, I’m convinced – even better when you don’t have to share it with anyone you didn’t specifically invite (an added bonus in this Covid-19 era).
Up the romance ante on your next California holiday with a significant other by booking a hotel room with a private, in-room jacuzzi. In some places, this means a jetted tub, but others offer balcony hot tubs made for two. From Napa Valley to San Diego, these are our picks for where jacuzzi fans should book their next romantic vacay.