Top Southern California Hotels – Best Places to Spend the Night

Check out these top Southern California hotels for your next vacation. You’ll love the uniqueness of each of these accommodations. We’ve stayed at each of these places and can’t wait to return.

Southern California Hotels
Pacific Terrace is a small boutique hotel located right on the beach in Pacific Beach. Pacific Beach is a popular beach in the area. Parking can be a challenge when visiting this beach, but not if you stay at Pacific Terrace. There’s an underground parking lot that puts you right in the middle of the action in this busy beach town.

This San Diego hotel is one of our favorites. We love the location and the personal attention of the staff. Most rooms overlook the ocean. There are lots of restaurants within walking distance. This is a lovely that we have returned to again and again.

Temecula ResortSouth Coast Resort and Spa

South Coast is the ideal wine country lodging for a stay surrounded by Temecula wineries. The beautiful surroundings and attention to detail create a relaxing atmosphere where it is easy to relax. The uniquely private villa will be the highlight of your romantic winery getaway. Every little detail of the rooms has been thoughtful planned to make the guests feel comfortable. This is a great place to stay and be pampered.

South Coast is located in the heart of the Temecula Wine Country. In fact, there is a South Coast winery at the same site. You’ll also enjoy the spa, restaurant, and beautiful gift shop. This is where we stay when we head to Temecula!

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San Diego Wedding – How to Pick the Best Venue in the Area

San Diego WeddingPlanning a San Diego wedding? Learn about the best places to get married in this beautiful coastal city. With 70 miles of coastline there are lots of naturally gorgeous places to have a romantic wedding.

We’re happy to recommend what we think are the top wedding venues throughout the area. Finding the
perfect wedding site is the first step toward planning your dream day wedding. Take a look at these great locations.

If you’re planning a wedding in San Diego, you’ll also be looking for other wedding vendors. Click on this link for recommendations on the best florists, djs, photographers, and other San Diego wedding needs.

Admiral Kidd Wedding

Admiral Kidd Club
Address: 33050 Acoustic Ave., Su. 200, San Diego, CA 92136
Telephone: (619) 524-6287
Capacity: 400
Admiral Kidd Club is on the Navy base in Point Loma. It’s a gorgeous location. for a dream day wedding. Have an outdoor ceremony overlooking the ocean with a fabulous view of the ocean and the San Diego skyline. There is a choice of two indoor ballrooms for the reception.

Bahia WeddingBahia Resort
Address: 998 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: (858) 539-7720
Capacity: 500
You can choose between an outdoor wedding ceremony on the beach or in the garden. Reception choices include two beautiful banquet rooms with views overlooking Mission Bay or two different sternwheelers, Bahia Belle and William D. Evans. You and your guests can cruise the Bay as you celebrate your love at one of the most unique wedding venues.

Bernardo WineryBernardo Winery
Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128
Telephone: (858) 487-1866
Capacity: 225
Get married amongst the olive trees and flowering gardens at Bernardo Winery. This winery in Rancho Bernardo only has one wedding each day. You can relax and enjoy your special day.

Coronado WeddingCoronado Community Center
Address: 1845 Strand Way, San Diego, CA 92118
Telephone: (619) 522-2457
Capactiy: 250
Coronado Community Center is located on Coronado Island and overlooks Glorietta Bay. You can get married at a nearby park or on the lawn outside the center. The reception would be indoors with a patio outside overlooking the water at this San Diego wedding site.

Cuvier Park La JollaCuvier Park
Location: Intersection of Coast Blvd. and Cuvier Street
Telephone: Contact the City of San Diego for permit – (619) 235-1160
Capacity: 40 (although I know someone who had 75 standing)This popular San Diego wedding site is often referred to as “The Wedding Bowl”. Cuvier Park offers a breathtaking view overlooking La Jolla Cove. The grassy bluff is 5 steps below the street providing some privacy. The city issues just one permit per day for a wedding ceremony at this park. No receptions allowed.

Grand Tradition - Beverly MansionThe Grand Tradition – Beverly Mansion
Address: 1602 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Telephone: (760) 728-6466
Capacity: 300
Located north of San Diego in Fallbrook, this is a picturesque location with 30 acres of lavishly landscaped grounds including a pond and a horsedrawn carriage. The elegant Crystal Ballroom would make a perfect setting for a fairytale wedding reception. Many wedding services are included in their wedding packages.

Hotel Del CoronadoHotel Del Coronado
Address: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Telephone: (619) 522-8070
Capacity: 500
This historic hotel has elegant facilities for the ultimate in luxurious weddings. You can choose between a beautiful ballroom, outdoor garden, or have your wedding right on the beach.

Los Willows WeddingLos Willows
Address: 530 Stewart Canyon Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028
Telephone: (888) 731-9400
Capacity: 250
Los Willows is located north of San Diego in Fallbrook. This is the perfect location if you are looking for a totally private wedding. Enjoy 44 private acres of gorgeous grounds complete with large willow trees, expansive lawns, and a lake. Los Willows specializes in weddings with many services included in the wedding packages.

Orfila Vineyards
Orfila Vineyards
13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido, CA 92025
(800) 868-9463 or (760) 745-3773
This winery near Escondido makes a romantic wedding site. Get married surrounded by romantic vineyards and rolling hills.

Prado Balboa ParkThe Prado at Balboa Park
Address: 1549 E. El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 557-9441
Capacity: 300
In addition to being a restaurant, The Prado at Balboa Park is a romantic wedding setting with multilevel terraces, historic fountains, reflecting pool, wishing well, and beautiful gardens. The Prado is a popular San Diego wedding venue.

Presidio Park WeddingPresdido Park
Address: 2811 Jackson St., San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: Contact the City of San Diego for permit – (619) 235-1160
Capacity: 50
There are a number of choices for weddings here. Presidio Park is a beautiful location not far from Mission Bay in Old Town. Have an outdoor ceremony surrounded by lush landscaping, green hills, and views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. A naturally gorgeous San Diego wedding venue for your special day!

Thursday Club WeddingThursday Club
Address: 1224 Santa Barbara Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Telephone: (619) 224-5264
Capacity: Garden 100; Clubhouse 175 seated, 350 nonseated
This is a beautiful outdoor San Diego wedding site located above Sunset Cliffs with a view of the ocean. It’s the perfect wedding venue. You and your guests would be surrounded by gorgeous gardens. There’s a lovely clubhouse complete with stage, bride’s room, kitchen, and sitting area.

Have you attended a wedding at any of these San Diego wedding venues? If you have, please take a moment to tell us all about it. There’s a comment box below.