5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Sacramento

Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Smash Sacramento

A date night here is unlike any other – where raging doesn’t mean all-night drinking but rather losing control (in a safe way) while throwing various objects and debris in every direction. It may not be a good idea to break or throw things in “everyday life” but at Smash Sacramento breaking things is the name of the game. It’s also definitely the part that makes this activity completely unique and wildly fun.

Old Sacramento Underground Tour

If you and your date enjoy history but are looking for a guided tour outside the norm, then Old Sacramento Underground Tour is a must-do. We suggest signing up for the 18 and older Underground After Hours Tour where you’ll climb down to a hidden world of intrigue and scandal dating back to the infamous years of the Gold Rush. You’ll wander to saloons, gaming halls, through tunnels, and more while being escorted by a seedy character from the past. The tours are fun, quirky, and exciting. 

Sutter’s Fort

Sutter’s Fort is a State Historic Park known for its hands-on approach to history. Guests are encouraged to choose from a variety of experiences and adventures that will bring history to life. You and your date can “Catch Gold Fever”, where you’ll go panning for gold, take part in games of chance, and learn the history behind the fever of the Gold Rush. Or, if you’re looking for something even more hands-on and unique, spend an evening learning Frontier Survival Skills. Think you have what it takes to survive the wilderness of the West? You might after you visit Sutter’s Fort.

Murder Mystery Train

Murder Mystery Theater provides a wonderful twist on a night out at the theater. All aboard the Murder Mystery Train for an interactive, exciting, sometimes hilarious “whodunnit?” journey that also provides a delicious 3-course dinner. You and your date will become detectives and have a marvelous time trying to nail the culprit, only to find you’re both completely wrong. You can sit in the Dinner Coach enjoying the scenery out the window before meeting a cast of scheming, wacky characters whose murders you’ll love solving.

Sacramento Tree Tour

Kitschy, one-of-a-kind tours hosted by the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Sacramento is known as the City of Trees, which makes it the perfect place for this guided tree tour. You’ll learn the history of the trees, how to identify different types, and a bunch of extra fun facts as well. This is a walking tour that will have you and your date turn into tree experts by the end – a strange skill which will come in handy at future trivia nights.  

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