Here is your dream list of the most intriguing, romantic, and historic inns and resorts along the fabled California coastal route from San Diego to Arcata. Discretely tucked away in coastal canyons or nestled against the Pacific Ocean, this select group of vacation destinations make for the ideal California getaway experience.
Perfect for that special anniversary or well-deserved romantic getaway
Only the finest resorts and inns along the California coast
Accomodations from urban luxury to rugged coastal charm
Special focus on historic and elegant destinations
Tips on activities available in each area
Written in a charming style that explores the unique characterstics of each facility, Romancing the Coastalso includes color photos of each location..
REVIEWS “Filled with personal observations and valuable tips, this is the best collection of California coastal hideaways I’ve seen. Makes me want to rent a ragtop, bring a special friend, and hit every place Tom Wilmer has recommended. And I just may do it!” ~ Bob Kappstatter, NY Daily News
“The moment I opened this book I wanted to leap in my ragtop, pick up a lover, then drive up the coast and indulge in one of the gorgeous hotels. The eye-catching cover and lavish, crisp photographs are top-class and bespeak the quality of each hotel selected. Whether it’s a sexily trendy city hotel, such as San Francisco’s Argent Hotel, or Cambria’s dreamily intimate Blue Whale Inn, Tom Wilmer has condensed California’s most enchanting inns and resorts into a dream list to suit every mood and occasion.Reviewed with a professional travel writer’s discerning eye for detail, Romancing the Coast is also superbly written. Wilmer manages to magically capture the ambience and essence of each property–the mood, the setting, the dining experience–while treating his readers to intriguing anecdotal and historical snippets. Light-hearted yet authoritative, it’s also a handily sized, flexible, compact guide that feels just right in one’s hands (a bit like my lover).Anyone wanting to savor the joy of intimacy with someone special–and somewhere special–should buy this book. Whatever your indulgence, it has the perfect recipe for the perfect fling up the coast!” ~ Christopher Baker, West Coast