Gold Country Date Night

While San Francisco, Tahoe and Napa Valley are great places for a romantic get away, there's a less well-known place to discover: Gold Country. With roots in the Gold Rush, escaping to Gold Country can transport you back to a simpler, but just as exciting time. This part of California truly has something for every couple and rest assured there's less traffic than the traditional getaway spots. An added bonus is that we're giving away a date for two in Calaveras County, you can enter to win here. 

  • For the adventurous duo, you can Kayak and Paddleboard on the river, hike Yosemite and explore the Moaning Caverns
  • For a relaxing escape, try a spa treatment, wine tour and tasting
  • Just want to try something new? You can pan for gold like a real 49er or stomp grapes into wine (don't worry, you'll wear clean boots during it)
  • You can also act like a local and pick up fresh produce from Farmer's Market and prepare a delicious meal while watching Summer fade into Fall

Whatever you decide, we'd love to hear about it and see your photos! Please share them on Pinterest, Instagram & Facebook with the hashtag #goldcountry

Kayaking, Paddleboarding & Other Adventures

Romantic Adventures

Where to Stay

Where to Eat 

More ideas from Lonely Planet Travels and our Event Calendar

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