📍Big Sur, California
48123 California 1, Big Sur, California 93920
I was invited to one of my best friends weddings up in Big Sur, and to be completely honest, was shocked that growing up in California, I had never been. After one of the most beautiful drives up the coast, we arrived to Ventana Resort and Spa, and I could not have been more excited. The resort is the coolest woodsy - chic lodge , something I had never experienced, and super romantic. Located in the Redwoods, Ventana also houses one of the best spas in Northern California. Spend an afternoon poolside reading a good book, or let the outdoor Japanese hot baths inspire a Zen-like peacefulness as you soak in the soothing water and gaze up at the rustling trees and twinkling stars dotting the midnight sky. This is an absolute must stay if visiting up north.