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.


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 & Larder, Ella Dining Room & BarGrange 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.


River Fox Train

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Enjoy an Experience

Wanting to treat your sweetheart to an experience this Valentine's Day? If you're looking for a wildly romantic experience, the Sacramento Zoo is offering special Valentine's Day themed behind-the-scenes tours that allow you to get up close and personal with the animals from Feb. 9-14. If true crime is you and your special someone's love language, the Delta King's Murder Myster Dinner Show is a must. If you're looking to impress your Valentine, hop aboard the Sacramento River Fox Train for a special Valentine's Day ride, featuring a romantic dinner and sparkling wine.


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.  


The Westin Sacramento

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Relax at the Spa

Let your special someone relax and unwind this Valentine’s Day. If you're looking for a traditional spa experience, the La Le Spa at the Westin Sacramento offers a wide variety of services including deep tissue massages and facials customized to your skin needs. If you're looking to switch it up from the traditional spa experience, enjoy a cold plunge or sauna cleansing at Asha Urban Baths, which is a modern take on the old-world bathhouse.


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 with a glass of champagne at SMIC's Restaurant & Bar or Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar. 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.