If you are looking for a romantic getaway Sacramento, California has a lot to offer. Here are 5 romantic getaways in the greater Sacramento area.
The Delta King is a paddlewheel steamboat that has been permanently moored on the Sacramento River docking specifically in Old Sacramento . Originally christened in 1927 the Delta King was used as a means for traveling. This boat was alive and well in the prohibition era and featured drinking, jazz bands, gambling, and fine dining. In the early 1980s the Delta King unfortunately sank for unknown reasons. In 1984, after being submerged in water for 15 months in the San Francisco Bay, the Delta King was bought by the Coyne family and went under major historical renovation. Now today the steamboat is alive and well permanently docked as a floating hotel with fine dining and a dinner theater. This is a romantic place all couples should stay at once in their life. There are 44 hotel rooms on the boat each with their own charm. The dinner theater is literally to “die” for. The production that is put on is called “Suspects” and it is a murder mystery dinner theater performance. Don’t worry the show is actually more of a comedy but you can book great combo packages for two that include the dinner show and a night in one of the hotel rooms. It’s an evening to remember.
The Firehouse Restaurant.
The Firehouse Restaurant is located in Old Sacramento is on many top restaurant lists. Originally literally a firehouse the restaurant first opened as a restaurant in 1960. Since then this has been the go-to restaurant for millions of patrons including celebrities, politicians, tourists, and more. Ronald Reagan even had both of his inaugural dinners here when he was governor of California. This is a romantic spot because it features fine dining. On the dinner menu you will find dishes like smoked tenderloin, ginger-almond glazed pork belly, oysters, and crab. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating with original brick walls, and a cozy fireplace. They have an exceptional wine list and on Tuesdays they host Wine Tasting Tuesdays which is just $10 per person.
Crocker Art Museum.
For the couple that’s into art the Crocker Art Museum is the best in the Sacramento area. The museum was built in 1871 and is located on O Street. The museum features art from all over the world and was registered on May 6, 1971 in the National Register of Historical Places. The museum opens at 10 in the morning which is a great time as a couple to visit. Stroll through the museum leisurely hand in hand.
For the outdoorsy couple Folsom Lake offers pristine hiking trails and a large lake to swim, fish, or boat on. Folsom Lake is formed by Folsom Dam , which was constructed in 1955. If you enjoy long walks on the beach you can do just that with your significant other here. The Folsom Lake area covers over 11,000 acres of land so there’s plenty of room for you to spread out. You can even find a nice private place to have a picnic here as well. If you are feeling really adventurous you can rent a jet-ski that can hold two during the summer at Folsom Lake. If being on the water is not your favorite there are many bike trails around the lake as well. You and your partner can have a romantic bike ride together.
There’s always the classic dinner and a movie date. In Sacramento you can really step it up with the Esquire IMAX theater. The theater is conveniently located on K Street which means there are many top-rated restaurants and hotels in close proximity of the theater. What’s so special about IMAX? IMAX is a movie experience like no other. The screen itself is significantly larger than normal movie screens and is curved as well. Making you feel like you are right there in the movie experiencing everything. Everything is top of the line technical wise and no other theater can match the IMAX experience. Choose to go to a nice restaurant, see a movie at the IMAX theater, then spend the night at one of the many hotels located around K Street for a night to remember.