By Michelle Ventress
5901 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA 95608
Price: Varies- $8-$30
Tea Anytime is a delightful tea shop located right off of Fair Oaks Blvd just south of El Camino Ave. Cindy, the owner, mixes her own tea and has been all over the world researching tea blending techniques and buying the best teas to bring back to her shop. In addition to tea and tea accessories, the gift shop also features home décor items, jewelry, and books among much more. There are different dining options to choose from to pair with your pot of tea. Choose from scones with your pot of tea to a full meal with soup, salad, and a three layer tray of delicious baked goods. The cozy setting is perfect for first dates and date nights after years of marriage.
West Wind Drive In
9616 Oates Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
Price: $6.95 per person
For $6.95 per person you get to see a double feature from the comfort of your car. Yes. That’s two movies for under $7! If you are looking for a casual dinner and movie date, pick up a pizza or Chinese food to enjoy during the show. (We recommend Peking Village.) There is a concession stand inside with churros, nachos, popcorn and the like. They also have huge sodas and ice cream. For a more romantic evening, take the truck and snuggle up with some blankets in the truck bed while watching the movie.
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7395 Frasinetti Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
Price: Wine Tasting- Free, Dinner- Varies
If you plan to go wine tasting in the Napa Valley, you could pay as much as $30 per person. Frasinetti’s is a refreshing throwback to the days before you were actually charged for wine tasting. Their delicious Italian dinners combined with a free wine tasting at Sacramento’s oldest family winery makes for a romantic, fairly inexpensive evening out.
Granite Arch Climbing Center
11335 Suite G
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Saturday- 11:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday-Noon- 5:00 p.m.
Price: Varies. Friday and Saturday nights are half off
Not sure if he’s the one? Well, there’s no better way to put your communication and team problem solving skills to the test than on the faux-rock walls of Granite Arch Climbing Center. From the hard-core climber to the climbing novice, Granite Arch offers classes to fit your skill sets. Nothing says commitment like belaying (managing the rope that supports your climbing partner) your partner to safety. Or, if you’d like to try something with fewer ropes, you can test your skills and strength at bouldering-ropeless rock climbing on their 12-foot tall climbing wall.