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The 10 Spot – Valentine’s Day Dates 2015

01/29/2015 05:00PM ● Published by Megan Wiskus

Whether your V-Day date this year is a friend, spouse or romantic companion, forgo dinner and a movie for one of the ideas below. Now that’s amore!
  1. Cross Skydiving off your bucket list by free falling with Skydive Sacramento in Lincoln, which has Northern California’s best safety record (we’ll jump to that!). 9 a.m. to sunset,

  2. Canoodle with culture by visiting the Crocker Art Museum. In addition to their permanent collections, the Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910 exhibit is also on tap. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  3. Listen to the sounds of National Fingerpicking Guitar Champion and YouTube sensation Michael Chapdelaine (known for his arrangements of the Beatle’s “Come Together” and Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know”), and jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako at the Harris Center. 8 p.m.

  4. Savor gourmet food in several courses while listening to romantic music, and receive a photo, Valentine’s Day favor and access to the vanity closet at A Dash of Panache’s Valentine’s Day High Tea. Reservations required. 7 p.m.

  5. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine while enjoying great company and creating a Swan Lake Sunset Painting at The Painted Cork in Folsom. 5 p.m.

  6. Learn key techniques in creating a French-inspired menu and discover how each wine complements the food at Wine Country Cuisine: Valentine’s Day Dinner, taking place at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op. 5 p.m.

  7. Relax with the “Sweet Sensation for Two” package at Dolce Vita Day Spa, which includes four hours of bliss (body scrub, hydrotherapy bath, 50-minute massage, pedicure, champagne and truffles).

  8. Take your other half—who’s over 21 (!)—on a Wine Tour through El Dorado, Amador or Placer Counties. All three areas are ripe with award-winning vinos and take-your-breath-away views. Just be sure to pack a picnic and sip responsibly! Call wineries for hours

  9. Get your heart pumping by participating in the Race for Justice Valentine Run/Walk at Country Club Plaza Mall (Macy’s). 6:30-7:50 a.m. (registration)

  10. Enjoy a staycation with a visit to Eden Vale Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast that’s nestled in the beautiful Sierra foothills, and a stone’s throw away from wineries, hiking and Red Hawk Casino.

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