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Romantic Things to Do in Northern California

Escape to the Sierra Valley to discover the most romantic things to do in Northern California near Gold Country, an excellent resort and casino for couples. Connect with your partner while enjoying the spectacular surroundings, embark on a rejuvenating day trip followed by an indulgent dinner at the finest restaurants around, and hit the jackpot while gaming. You’ll feel like a winner after spending your romantic retreat in beautiful Northern California.

Couples Dining in Northern California

Give your getaway a little extra romance by making a reservation for two, just steps from your resort suite. Make Gold Country Casino Resort your couples culinary destination: Select an evening to treat yourself to a full-service dining experience and enjoy uninterrupted time with your love, sharing a meal. Northern California is home to some of the best dining options for couples, and a few restaurants located within the Gold Country Resort Casino:

Safire Steak House

Plate with steak and vegetables at Safire.

Safire in Gold Country Resort Casino is named for the Maidu word meaning fire, and this dining choice will definitely add a spark to your romantic evening with its tantalizing flavors. Share an appetizer of steamer clams, champagne battered bites, and lamb lollipops with a plum gastrique to give your meal a decadent start. Safire entrées include a nice selection of prime cuts, plus house-made pasta, pan-seared salmon, and a variety of fresh sides. Sip on a craft cocktail or sample some of the local wines offered to celebrate any occasion.

Russsh! Sweet Shop

Cupcakes and milkshakes at Russsh.

Finish your romantic evening at Russsh!, a sweet shop in Gold Country Resort that gives your favorite milkshakes and floats a boozy new twist. Take your time dining, enjoying every delicious bite, and stop by Russsh! for some dessert—they’re open late on the weekends to satisfy any sweet tooth, even during late-night hours.

An Amazing Gaming Experience at Gold Country Casino

Man and woman celebrating at Gold Country Casino in Northern California.

Make winning memories at Gold Country Casino during your couples' retreat to Northern California. From Keno to Poker and progressive slots to the best themed-slot machines in the region, gaming enthusiasts with an eye for slots will be delighted with Gold Country's selection of slot machine options. Or test your hand at the table with games like Ultimate Texas Hold'em, 777 Blazing Blackjack, and Face Up Gai Pow Poker. See all of our casino table games. Best of all, couples will find the best casino promotions in Northern California at Gold Country Casino.

Be sure to join the Players Club for instant gaming rewards that will enhance any romantic rendezvous to Northern California. Benefits also include hotel room upgrades, VIP hotel amenities, concert presale access, and free gaming offers.

Hotel Room Pampering at Gold Country Resort

Tub with towels and rose accent.

Couples on an anniversary trip, honeymoon, or romantic getaway will find the hotel rooms at Gold Country Resort to be romantic, intimate, and luxurious. Select your room and make sure to to spoil yourselves with all the extras, from a private balcony to a spacious room and coffee bar just right for spending mornings in.

Every hotel room at Gold Country Resort offers sophisticated furnishings, upgraded linens, and premium bedding, making your stay restful and relaxing. Private balconies afford beautiful views and a place for two to enjoy the Mediterranean-style weather together. Suites create a dream stay for love birds looking for extra space to unwind or plan the next day’s outing. With the large soaking tubs and Jacuzzi baths roomy enough for two, plus nurturing soaking salts, you’ll feel pleasantly pampered your entire stay.

Sights to See in Northern California

Panoramic view of the valley from above Phantom Falls waterfall, North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Oroville, California.

There are many natural wonders near Oroville, California to explore with your partner while visiting Northern California. Gold Country Casino Resort’s proximity to parks and green spaces affords couples a bounty of places to escape to, and the scenic trails and hiking destinations are perfect for romantic outings. Here are some of the best things to do in Oroville, CA:

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

The man-made lake at this recreation area is less than four miles from Gold Country Casino Resort and offers 167 miles of shoreline for couples to explore and spend quality time together. The park hours are from 8:00 a.m. to sunset, allowing ample time for swimming, hiking, or fishing, all of which are spectacular at this lake. Head to the North Forebay area for a sandy swimming beach with changing rooms and restrooms, plus shaded picnic sites, or choose a more secluded, romantic spot for two.

Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

The wildflowers at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve are so superior to any arrangement you can buy for your loved one. This area lies just seven miles north of Oroville, California but features many rare and beautiful sights. The elevated basalt mesa fills with spring wildflower blooms, and you’ll also discover waterfalls, lava outcrops, and the Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Plan ahead and purchase a land pass before heading to this interesting natural area.

Use our best time to visit Northern California guide to find the season perfect for your visit.

Day Trips Near Gold Country Resort Casino

The beauty of the Oroville, California area lies in the many nearby communities filled with culture, arts, and things for couples to do together. Between the casino gaming, indulgent dining, and hotel room pampering at Gold Country Resort, enjoy a romantic day trip during your stay to get out and see the exquisite area during a date with your loved one.

Here are some ideas for towns within driving distance that offer fun things to do during your time away:

Yuba City, California

Nearby Yuba City is only a 40-minute drive from Oroville but offers many date-like experiences couples will enjoy. The local escape room is a fun, cooperative activity that is challenging and thrilling, and you’ll also find places to play mini golf or try your hand at ax throwing in the city to make your day date exciting and lighthearted. When you’re ready to relax, head to Sicilia Vineyards and stroll the grounds that were inspired by the owner’s trip to Italy—it’s arguably one of the most romantic settings near Oroville. 

Grass Valley, California

This small community in California is about an hour from Oroville and affords new things to do and see on your day trip. The mix of nature, culture, and history in downtown Grass Valley gives couples plenty of options for entertainment. Frequent events include car shows, summer night markets, street fairs, and art shows. There are many shops and restaurants to pop into to take a break, and the abundance of wine-tasting rooms and taprooms in Grass Valley will delight any couple.

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Love birds in Northern California will have no trouble filling their itinerary with things to do for two. The Gold Country Casino Resort provides tons of entertainment without the need to leave the grounds, but with such beautiful surroundings in the Sierra Nevada foothills, getting out to take in all of it is a must. Retreat to your exquisite suite at the end of a long day of exploration for pampering and a perfect evening.

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