champagneinhotel The Best Romantic Trips For Valentines Day In Sacramento

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to escape everyday chores and head somewhere to create romantic memories. The Sacramento area, including the surrounding counties, have a great variety of places to enjoy. Some are suited for families, and others are perfect for that special couples indulgence.

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Valentine’s Day in Hope Valley is perfect for couples who enjoy snow and the outdoors, as Sorensen’s Resort offers fantastic scenery and the chance to explore the area by cross country ski or snowshoe. While humble, there is a sauna and a gift shop, but the real selling point is the miles of open all-natural enjoyment to be had. Accommodations are in individual cabins, anchored by a small lodge and service restaurant. Sorensen’s is about two hours from Sacramento, but well worth the drive, but Lake Tahoe is just a few miles away.

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Located in historic Placerville, the Cary House Hotel offers wonderful accommodations right on Main Street. It’s in an ideal location to explore the quaint yet historic Main Street, head to Gold Bug Mine, or take a day trip to the vineyards in Apple Hill. Main Street has a great selection of restaurants and cafes as well, with enough art galleries and unique shops to satiate any shopper. The oldest hardware store in the West is here, and is a destination all by itself even if no home improvement is on the horizon. The Marshall Gold Discovery State Park in Coloma is nearby as well, and worth a visit for some gorgeous scenery.

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On the majestic west shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoma Meadows is an especially cozy family and dog friendly bed and breakfast. There are 10 cottages that come with a nice breakfast for two, and the quaint lodge is a great place to start the day. Six cottages have full kitchens, and five are pet friendly. From Tahoma Meadows, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, downhill skiing, and wandering aimlessly around the west shore are readily available.

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The Emma Nevada House Bed and Breakfast is in the historic town of Nevada City. It is in the Victorian style, and elegance aptly describes this wonderful B&B. The breakfast is exceptional and the amazing staff compliments it perfectly. Exploring Nevada City will be a high point of any stay here, with this destination being best suited for couples looking for a romantic get-a-way with a little adventure thrown in.

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The Sterling Hotel is a Victorian masterpiece, just four blocks from the capital. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, and the entire hotel offers a smoke free environment. Fresh fruit, coffee and tea are served throughout the day, and they have an award-winning in-house newspaper offering established expertise on what to do in Sacramento. Old Sacramento is within easy walking distance, as are the numerous art galleries and fine dining establishments surrounding the capital.

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Charles is a freelance writer who has lived in the Sierra, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, for the last 37 years. He retired from teaching after 36 years in 2010. He and his wife hike, kayak, cross country ski, snow shoe, ride mountain bikes and road bikes, year round. Wandering aimlessly, always looking for another place to explore, some place new, is high on the agenda. Charles enjoys all aspects of the great outdoors and writing about it to encourage others to explore as well. His work can be found at


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