Are you long overdue for a date night? Have you been promising your significant other some quality time together for the past few months?

Regardless of what the reasons are, you must make time for that special person in your life whether married or not.

The only way the relationship between you and your mate can grow stronger is by spending quality time with one another.

There are no substitutes for building a bond.

Oftentimes, this lack of doing fun and romantic things together is the cause of many breakups and even some divorces.

I mean really, who wants to just sit at home on the couch watching TV no matter how fantastic the shows are?

It’s really simple; you either grow together or grow apart.

That’s human nature.

If you’ve been guilty of neglecting your significant other whether, by choice or lack of time, today is your chance to turn it all around.

The good news is that there are plenty of things for couples to do in Sacramento during both the day and at night.

The folks that complain about how boring Sacramento is are clearly not looking at all the options available right in their own backyards.

Today, I will share ten of the many fun things to do right here in the Sacramento area.

Let’s do this…

1)) Classic Dinner and a Movie Date

You simply can’t go wrong with the old classic dinner and a movie date, especially if it’s one you both want to see.

I listed this one first because it’s almost foolproof with a predictable outcome.

I know that may sound boring, but it’s true.

You could always use your imagination by enhancing the experience.

Enhancement Ideas:

  • Give your significant other a gift (e.g. flowers, jewelry, electronics, etc.)
  • Send flowers with an invitation to dinner (even if you live together)
  • Play his or her favorite music during the drive to the destinations
  • Open the Car & Venue doors for your significant other
  • Take a walk in the park while holding hands (during the day for safety)
  • Have the restaurant put your significant other’s name on the dessert

The sky’s the limit when it comes to ways that you could enhance a dinner and a movie date by using a little creativity.

By enhancing your date, it goes from normal to one that is cherished and remembered by your significant other.

2)) Fun Golf Games

I’ve never met anyone who has played miniature golf and indoor golf games that didn’t love these fun activities.

We have several places where you can take your significant other to play golf right here in the Sacramento area.

There are facilities that contain indoor golf games where the golf balls are micro-chipped to track distance and whether they went into the giant holes.

Some of these venues offer warm food made to order to feed your appetite as you tee off with your mate.

Many allow you to bring your own set of golf clubs.

How cool is that?

Sacramento gives you the option of indoor and outdoor miniature golf courses.

Golf is a fun way for couples to bond while showing off their competitiveness.

You just can’t go wrong with golf.

3)) Old Sacramento Waterfront

This historical landmark attracts millions of people per year who seek to experience the plethora of things to do such as:

  • Dining
  • Events
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Galleries
  • Accommodations
  • Attractions

With so many options to choose from, there’s no reason you can’t find fun activities that you and your significant other can get into.

If you’re the spontaneous type, then pick a day and head on down to Old Sac.

Make the date up as you go by choosing things to do as you walk the wooden streets.

If you’re the planning type, by all means, map out your date activities so that you know ahead of time what the agenda is.

You should go for a romantic walk while holding hands along the waterfront.

Remember, you have the power to enhance any portion of your date as you see fit using a bit of creativity.

4)) Wine Tours

Wine tasting is extremely relaxing and can be a very romantic way to impress your significant other.

Believe it or not, Napa Valley isn’t the only location where you could go on sophisticated and safe wine tours.

As a matter of fact, there are hundreds of wineries within a 60-mile radius of Sacramento.

There are several other wine regions within close proximity to Sacramento such as:

  • Placer
  • El Dorado
  • Amador
  • Lodi
  • Gold Country

If you prefer to stay within the Sacramento area, you could always go to one of the many wine-tasting rooms.

I have to tell you that taking a wine tour in a limousine with your mate is the most romantic way to go.

If you plan on giving your mate a fine piece of jewelry, during a tour would be a perfect time and will have more of an impact.

Talk about gaining some major points!

Definitely put this on your bucket list of romantic things to do in Sacramento.

5)) Dinner Cruises

If you’ve never been on a dinner cruise, you are missing out on some of the best fun a person could have.

These are perfect for people who like to mingle with others.

There’s a cruise for everybody:

  • Brunch Cruises
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Cocktail Cruises

If you and your mate are early risers, then why not go on a brunch cruise?

Are you two-night owls?

Then go on a dinner cruise.

No matter what time of the day you go on one of these cruises, they have fun and romance written all over them.

You and your mate can enjoy the culinary superiority while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views.

6)) Museums

Museums are great places to learn about historical items that can give you an interesting perspective on past events.

Taking your mate to a museum is a classy way to spend time with him or her.

The majority of people find themselves doing the same old things for entertainment over and over again.

Going to museums provides you with a great opportunity to break away from the norm.

Don’t forget to be creative when you plan outings.

For instance, you could take your mate to a nice museum followed by a walk in the park, then wrap up the date with a nice dinner at a restaurant.

This type of date stacking can elevate your relationships by creating a stronger bond.

Sacramento has a variety of museums ranging from Arts, Railroad, Automobile, to Aerospace.

If you’re not a museum type of person, I highly advise you to get out of your comfort zone.

Who knows, you may fall in love with going to museums with your significant other.

Besides, the main reason for visiting these venues that are filled with historical artifacts is to spend quality time together in a relaxing environment.

Creating those types of memories is priceless!

7)) Historical Landmarks

Sacramento has no shortage of interesting historical landmarks which you could visit with your mate.

Each year millions of people travel to see historical landmarks.

Like museums, landmarks are great places to learn about the past.

4 Reasons People Visit Historical Landmarks:

  • Historical facts, secrets, and trivial
  • Fascination with Architectural Design
  • Want to discover what all the hype is about
  • Part of their cultural history

See, you and your mate can gain knowledge while spending quality time together.

Don’t forget to apply “date stacking” to your historical landmark date outings.

8)) Bowling

There’s no denying that bowling is a classic that everyone enjoys because it provides hours of fun.

Bowling is a great way to get in some exercise while engaging in a little friendly competition with your mate.

If you don’t want to go to a separate place to eat, some bowling alleys serve food and drinks.

This makes bowling a great one-stop shop for having fun with your mate.

If you happen to pick a bowling alley that has Air Hockey tables, you can elevate your level of enjoyment tenfold.

Air hockey is one of the funniest tabletop games you can play.

Once you and your mate start playing a set of air hockey, you two will be hooked forever.

9)) Arcade Centers

These fun centers are great for bringing out the kid in you and your significant other.

Going to arcades is a great alternative to the classic date night options.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with adults playing video and tabletop games.

This is yet another place where you could bring your “A-Game” and embrace the friendly competition with your mate.

If you like classic video games such as Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Tetris, and Contra, among others, visiting an arcade center is a plus.

By the way, you will most likely find air hockey tables there as well.

Break free from the norm and hit up one of the arcade centers here in the Sacramento area.

Life is short, so get out there and play some video games!

10)) Hiking

Do you know that there are over 50 hiking trails in the Sacramento area alone?

The trails range from easy, and moderately challenging, to ruggedly difficult.

Going hiking may not seem like a fun date in and of itself, but when you apply “date stacking” it can be transformed into a romantic outing.

A good example of enhancing a hike is stopping and having a picnic with your significant other.

Take the time to plan out the day so that things go smoothly.

Make a list of the items needed to have a romantic picnic.

Don’t forget to pack some flowers and maybe a bottle of wine with two glasses.

If you really want to go all out, pack everything into a picnic basket to give your romantic outing that classic authentic feel.

You simply cannot go wrong with combining a hike with a picnic.


We just covered ten fun things you and your significant other can do as a couple right here in the Sacramento area.

It’s shocking to hear people say there’s nothing to do or that Sacramento is a boring place to live.

Truth be told, there’s a plethora of activities that are available right in their own backyards.

They just have to look.

If you find yourself doing the same boring things with your mate, or haven’t made time for some date nights and other fun outings, it’s time to make a change.

None of us should ever take our significant others for granted because we are not promised tomorrow.

Our busy schedules tend to force us to neglect the most important people in our lives.

If you're on a mission to find fun things to do, Sacramento has you covered!

The “City of Trees” offers plenty of Tourist Attractions, Dining, Recreation, Shops, Nightlife, Entertainment, and Accommodations.

There are more than enough options available that you can use to impress your mate.

The ten ideas I provided in this article barely scratch the surface of things you can do in Sacramento as a couple.

The possibilities are almost infinite because you can always apply my “date stacking” concept where you combine multiple activities into one date.

There’s only one thing left to do…

And that is to take action by planning a fun date for your significant other.

Start planning it today, otherwise, you may find yourself revisiting this same conversation 6 months to a year from now.

You owe this to your relationship.

Just get it done!

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