Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers all around the world. During this time of year, the sales of flowers and chocolate both go through the roof. Though traditionally known as a day for couples, not everyone has a significant other to share things with. If you’ve been looking for something fun to do by yourself on Valentine’s Day, look no further.
Port, Wine & Chocolate Lovers’ Weekend At Old Sugar Mill Wineries
Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612
(916) 744-1615
www.oldsugarmill.com

Date: Feb. 14-15, 2015

For the price of $40, you can gain admission to this two-day event. Once inside, you’ll gain access to wine tastings at 11 represented wineries (up to four wines per winery). Attendees will also be able to take advantage of barrel tastings, port tastings and chocolate tastings; there will also be sweet and savory pairings. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and music all day long on both days and $10 designated driver tickets. This is a great event for any wine lover and one that any single person could soak in.

Colors Valentine’s Day Pub Crawl
Various Venues – Midtown Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 426-9676
www.sacramento365.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015

Pub crawls can be a lot of fun for a single person. Every bar on the crawl is another opportunity to meet new and interesting people while getting a modest buzz. Bars on the route for this event this year will include Blue Cue, Alley Katz, Kupros Craft House, Barwest and Q St. Bar and Grill. Tickets include six drinks (one designated drink at each bar) and additional drink specials. Event organizers want to make a point of reminding guests of the pub crawl to tip their bartenders and not drink and drive.

Valentine’s Day Party
Strikes Unlimited & Halftime Bar & Grill
5681 Lonetree Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 626-3600
www.brownpapertickets.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015

Bowling on Valentine’s Day is a brilliant and very different way to spend the night if you are single or part of a couple. A DJ will be spinning tunes from the ’80s, ’90s and now and a professional photographer will be on site. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the night and both singles and couples are welcome. Rose-colored table games (courtesy of the Sacramento Princess Book Club) will be part of the festivities all night and will include pool, dominos and card games. Eat, drink, dance and bowl starting at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day night at Strikes.

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12th Annual Valentine Run/Walk
Country Club Plaza
2310 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
www.sacramento365.com

Date: Feb. 14, 2015

You can get some exercise while being part of what has become a Valentine’s Day tradition in Sacramento. This dog and children/stroller-friendly run will take place rain or shine. There will be “best dressed” awards handed out to those who dress the part while competing (onesies, tutus, etc). You can participate in either a 1.8 untimed course or a four-mile course which could be timed or untimed. After the run, you can hang around for the refreshments, entertainment, vendors and awards ceremony.

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As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for Examiner.com. His work can be found on Examiner.com.