Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than with a romantic getaway in the picturesque state of California? Based in San Diego since 2002, here at elago we pride ourselves on knowing the best local spots.
From stunning coastal retreats to charming wine country escapes, find the perfect romantic destinations for you and your partner, and pick up some tips on how to pack and accessorize for the trip while you're at it!
In need of a Valentine's gift or tech accessories for your trip? Use code "URTHE1" through February 9th at checkout on elago.com to get 20% off your ENTIRE order!
1. Big Sur
Are you and your partner introverts looking to spend time with just each other and a view? Then if you're on a secluded and natural setting, Big Sur is a coastal paradise.
There's a reason why Apple has paid homage to these the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, redwood forests, and hidden coves.
Recommended Accessory : Apple Watch Straps
Are you and your partner hike-lovers and set on being more fit and active this year? Don't forget to get new matching Apple Watch Straps and Apple EarHooks to level up your work-out game! Keep your heart beating this valentine's day.
2. Yosemite National Park
For couples who appreciate the grandeur of nature, Yosemite National Park is a breathtaking destination. Hike hand in hand to iconic landmarks like Yosemite Falls, explore the serene Mirror Lake, and witness the starlit sky over Glacier Point – Yosemite promises a Valentine's Day filled with awe-inspiring moments.
Recommended Accessory : MagSafe Selfie Stick
Capture this perfect picturesque atmosphere and get both you and your loved one in frame with our latest MagSafe selfie stick. Not only does it also function as a tripod, but you'll never have to awkwardly ask a third-party stranger for a photo again.
3. Joshua Tree National Park
Camping at Joshua Tree National Park is an annual elago family favorite. Famous for its surreal landscapes and iconic Joshua trees, this national park offers a romantic escape under the desert stars. We know from personal experience, though, dropping your phone in nature or having accessories that can't withstand nature is the first thing that will ruin the perfect date. Luckily, we've got you covered.
4. Santa Barbara
Known as the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara offers a blend of Mediterranean-style architecture, stunning beaches, and a vibrant arts scene. Indulge in fine dining at one of the many seaside restaurants.
Recommended Accessory : MagSafe Card Wallet
Can't be bothered to carry your wallet with you when paying for dinner? No problem. Pair one of our MagSafe cases with a MagSafe card holder so you can keep any two cards like a credit card and your ID on you at all times. Get your champagne to the table and pay with your card all with just your phone.
This fairy-tale-like village is renowned for its charming cottages, art galleries, and white-sand beaches. Carmel-by-the-Sea is a haven for couples looking to walk through flower-lined streets, explore art galleries, and sit down at a cozy restaurant. The unforgettable storybook setting of Carmel makes it an ideal spot for a Valentine's Day escape.
Recommended Accessory : MagSafe Silicone Case for iPhone 15 Series
Don't forget to match your accessories to the occasion, though. Lovely Pink is one of our most popular colorways. Check out our silicone iPhone 15 Pro case, and the matching AirPods Pro Case.
Top Pick for California Lovers
Have a love for California and want to express it? Check out our elago Our Story collection inspired by how we started as a small company in California.
We've paid homage to the landscapes and the rich colors of the west-coast in a tough, anti-yellowing case that is bound to last as long as your love.