9. La Jolla, California

Romantic Escape

Even the name of this Mediterranean-feeling beach town just north of San Diego promises romance. La Jolla (pronounced "la HOY-uh") in Spanish means "the jewel." This particular gem offers several glittering facets: exclusive shopping, lavish dining, lots of arts and cultural attractions and a sumptuous stretch of beach. The hilly terrain provides plenty of vantage points for enjoying the view. The water also invites surfing, swimming or snorkeling to view the abundant marine life; 858/454-1444 or lajolla.com



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