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Looking for some fun and simple ways to spice up Date Night? Whether you’re wanting to wind down after a long week or hit the town for some fun and adventure, here are 10 Date Night Ideas From a Couple’s Therapist in the Sacramento Area.

Movin’ and Shakin’

  1. Itching to get out of the house but tired of the same old drive-to-a-restaurant routine? Why not switch it up and head to Midtown on Jump Bikes? Electric bikes and scooters are all the rage right now and nothing beats an easy ride on a warm evening in The City of Trees. Stop by one of Sacramento’s numerous bars and restaurants, grab a chocolate truffle at Ginger Elizabeth, or sip a late-night cappuccino at Temple Coffee Roasters. The fresh air and exercise are sure to encourage laughter and love for any couple. 

  2. Hit the gym, a yoga class, or Pipeworks Climbing Gym. Healthy couples are happy couples and nothing quite says partnership like getting your butt kicked in a workout class together. Hitting any kind of gym for Date Night is sure to bring you and your partner closer. After all, exercise and endorphins make us happy and what more could we want on Date Night?

Out on the Town

  1. In the mood for a good time and some laughter? Head down to the Sacramento Comedy Spot where they offer a variety of shows including stand-up comedy, improv, and open mic nights. You’ll no doubt share some laughs with your boo and as a bonus, you’ll be supporting local artists and the Sacramento comedy scene. 

  2. Feeling a bit more sophisticated? Nothing says modern romance more than an art show. Head downtown for a night at the Crocker Art Museum. Open until 9 pm every Thursday, drinks or a late-night dinner are sure to add to the mood of culture and refinement. 

  3. In the mood for something a bit rowdier? It’s basketball season and that means tickets for the Sacramento Kings games are on sale now. Make your way to DoCo and the Golden 1 Center to be part of an exciting and energizing event. Plus, cheering on your local team side-by-side is sure to bring you and your beloved closer than ever. 


  1. Are you beginning to think relaxation is your love language? Well, we’ve got you covered because Asha Urban Baths, located off 27th and Broadway, is Sacramento’s first and only bathhouse oasis. This unique spa is a refuge from the noise and speed of our daily lives. Bring your loved one in to experience a deep sense of rest and wellness. Enjoy the steam room, sauna, cold plunge, and warm pool and there’s no doubt you’ll leave feeling more peaceful and bonded than when you arrived. 

  2. If you haven’t heard about sensory deprivation tanks yet, now is your chance to experience what so many are talking about. Capitol Floats in Oak Park is the perfect place to go if you and your boo are looking for a quiet escape from the noise of the world. Enjoy individual 60-minute float sessions, sweat together in the infrared sauna, or simply meet up afterward in the post-float room to share what the experience of being in a float tank was like. Nothing says bonding like a new, shared experience. 

  3. If it’s the end of a long work week and you simply don’t have the bandwidth for more conversation or any sort of planning, why not go traditional and head to a spa for a couples massage? Date Night does not need to be another dreaded item on your to-do list. In fact, it should be the opposite. By incorporating fun and relaxing activities into your Date Night routine, you and your partner will ensure it is something you look forward to time and time again. 

Redefining the Traditional

  1. Want to go classic but tired of the same ole dinner and a movie routine? Why not spice things up with a picnic at a drive-in movie theater? The West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In Theater is the perfect place to go to catch the latest releases from the comfort of your own car. Plus, no one will be around to distract you, be it from the movie or from your own intimate… conversations. 

  2. Cook a nice dinner at home. Y’all, who says Date Night has to be fancy or expensive? Sometimes there is nothing better than a glass of wine, a bowl of spaghetti, and two bare feet playing footsie under the table. Bonus points if you take turns cooking new and exciting dishes for each other. 

Looking for more ways to stay connected and build a happy partnership? The Relationship Therapy Center offers couples counseling in Fair Oaks, Ca and Roseville, Ca. Plus, check out our website for other relationship therapy and sex therapy related information.