Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s still plenty of time to plan a romantic getaway in Sacramento to relax and unwind with your valentine. Sacramento offers plenty of opportunities to find a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day experience perfect for you and your loved one. From intimate dining opportunities to a relaxing day at the spa, there’s no shortage of romantic options here in Sacramento.


McKinley Park

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Take a Stroll Through the McKinley Park Rose Garden

With roses being a symbol of love, taking a stroll through the McKinley Park Rose Garden in East Sacramento is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. Even Lady Bird and Danny confessed their feelings toward one another at the garden in the popular Sacramento-based film Lady Bird. The garden is one of Sacramento’s largest rose gardens with nearly 1,200 rose bushes. Benches throughout the rose garden make it so you can sit and admire the roses and peacefulness of the garden during your stroll.  


River Fox Train

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Ride on the Sacramento River Fox Train

Want to do something a little out of the ordinary this Valentine’s Day? Impress your valentine by hopping aboard the Sacramento River Fox Train for a romantic nighttime train ride through the city lights. While you’re on the train, you can enjoy wine and champagne along with various fine dining options ranging from charcuterie and dessert to a full three-course dinner.


Dawson’s Steakhouse

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Have Dinner at a Romantic Restaurant

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like dinner at a romantic restaurant with your significant other. As America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, it’s no surprise that Sacramento has plenty of restaurants that range from more casual to sophisticated and chic. If you’re looking for something more intimate, consider making reservations at 7th Street StandardAllora, Camden Spit & LarderThe Waterboy, Grange Restaurant and Bar, Park Winters, or Dawson’s Steakhouse to indulge in an elegant dinner. For those looking for a more casual dining experience, try Rio City Café along the scenic Sacramento River or Iron Horse Tavern downtown.


The Westin Sacramento

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Relax at the Spa

Let your special someone relax and unwind this Valentine’s Day with a trip to the spa. Whether you’re in need of a deep tissue massage or a facial customized to your skin needs, La Le Spa at the Westin Sacramento offers a wide variety of services to help you relax this Valentine’s Day. After your service of choice, you and your valentine can enjoy the relaxation room or take a dip in the hotel pool and jacuzzi.


Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar

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Share a Glass with your Special Someone

Feeling bubbly? Toast to the perfect Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Fizz Champagne and Bubbles Bar. You can even celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early, as Fizz is offering a five-course Valentine’s Day Dinner featuring Graham Beck on Monday, Feb. 13.  If you’re a wine connoisseur, Bogle Family Vineyards not only has delicious wines, but also makes for a blissful Valentine’s Day getaway. You and your loved one can celebrate the season of love by sipping on reds and whites during Bogle’s hour-and-a-half tasting experience.


Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

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Make it a Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to plan a romantic getaway to escape your children or reality for the weekend. Check out our list of hotels to find the perfect place for your romantic weekend getaway in Sacramento.