Westin Sacramento – Riverfront Hotel Full of Surprises

Le Rivage - Sacramento HotelPerched on the banks of the Sacramento River, the Westin Sacramento is a luxury riverfront hotel.

Located just two miles from downtown Sacramento and less than 10 miles from the Clarksburg wine region. It was formerly called Le Rivage.

Enjoy a romantic getaway. You’ll love the luxurious rooms (many with river views), fabulous spa, and fine dining at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant, which is located at this hotel.

There’s also a 25 slip marina and a bocce court. Various meeting rooms are available. Westin Sacramento is also a spectacular setting for a wedding and reception.

Westin Sacramento on the River

It’s a great place to relax. Sit outside around one of the fire pits watching the boats drive by. Bike along the path that runs along the river past the hotel. You’ll find bikes available at the hotel.

You’ll find the accommodations are lovely. When we were guests here, the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. Everyone was friendly and we can’t wait to return.

The restaurant at the Westin, Scotts Seafood Bar and Grill, is a great place to dine. We love to sit outdoors with views of the river while we dine. They have a varied menu and the food is excellent. Seat is available indoors as well. The bar is known for their fun Happy Hours; so check that out, too!

Fun Things to Do in This Area

Wine Tasting in a VineyardThere’s lots to do in Sacramento. Some of our favorites are rafting down the American River, biking along the river, attending a play at the Music Circus, exploring Old Town, ride the Sacramento River Train, tour the Delta by boat, and taking in a Sacramento Kings game.

If you’re in the mood for wine tasting, it’s just a short 10 mile drive into Clarksburg for wine tasting in the Sacramento River Delta. Start at the Old Sugar Mill where you will find multiple wineries all in one location. More Information on Clarksburg Wineries.

Contact Information:

Sacramento Westin
Address: 4350 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822
Telephone: (916) 443-8400

Note: This Sacramento hotel is located south of downtown Sacramento.

Directions Driving South on I-5:

1. Exit at Sutterville Rd. Turn left onto Sutterville Rd.
2. Take the Riverside Blvd. ramp. Turn left onto Riverside Blvd.

Directions Driving North on I-5
1. Exit at Seamas Avenue toward Fruitridge Rd. Turn left onto Seamas Avenue.
2. Turn right onto Riverside Blvd.

If you’ve stayed at the Westin Sacramento, please let us know about your experience. Scroll down and leave a comment.

Tracy Golf Courses

Tracy Golf - golf swing lessonsReady for Tracy golf? Visit Tracy, California where you can have fun visiting Tracy wineries as well as golfing at Tracy golf courses. Tracy is located east of San Francisco in the Central Valley of California.

If you are a golfer, you should check out the golf courses in this area. Play a round of golf, take golf swing lessons, or work on your putts at a practice putting green.

Tracy Wineries

Tracy Hills is one of the newest wine appellations. Currently there are three wineries with tasting rooms. Hopefully, more wineries will open up tasting rooms in the area.
Click Here to Learn More About Tracy Wineries

Tracy Courses

Reservations are recommended. Click on the link for each golf course to learn more about that course. Be sure to ask about specials. Many courses have reduced rates after a certain time.

Diablo Grande
Diablo Grande
Address: 9521 Morton Davis Dr., Patterson, CA
Telephone: (209) 892-4653
There are 2 award-winning public courses at Diablo Grande. The 18-hole “The Legends” course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. It has a par of 72. The second course is also 18-holes. This course is called “The Ranch” and has a par of 71. It was designed by Denis Griffiths.


Old River Golf Course Tracy, California
Old River Golf Course

Address: 18007 S MacArthur Dr., Banta, CA
Telephone: (209) 830-8585
Par: 72
Old River Golf Course is open to the public. 16 of the 18 holes have water hazards.

Tracy Golf and Country Club
Tracy Country Club
Address: 35200 S. Chrisman Rd., Tracy, CA
Telephone: (209) 835-9463
Par: 72
Designer: Robert E. Baldock
This is a private course. The diverse terrain and tree lined fairways provide a challenge for beginners through the most experienced golfers. Practice your long and short game, bunker play and putting skills on the practice facilities located adjacent to the pro shop.

M & J Bistro - Tracy, California
After golfing, consider dining at M & J Bistro. This Tracy restaurant is our favorite place to dine in the area. You’ll find great San Francisco cuisine and friendly service. Click on the link above to learn more about M & J Bistro.

If you have golfed at any of the Tracy golf courses, we’d love to hear about your experiences. Please leave a comment below.

Scott’s Seafood On the River – Incredible Food & View

scotts-seafood-on-the-riverScott’s Seafood on the River is a delightful restaurant overlooking the Sacramento River. Relax on the patio and watch the boats go by while dining on reasonably priced, well prepared food at this excellent Sacramento restaurant. Incredible food and river views!

You can reach this restaurant by car or by boat. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available. Indoor dining is also available This is gorgeous restaurant with a casual but elegant ambiance. Scott’s is known for it’s wonderful seafood, but also has great steaks, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. If you have a special diet, both vegetarian and gluten free choices options are offered.

scott's seafood on the river
One of their signature dishes is Scott’s Cioppino with clams, mussels, prawns, fresh fish, crab and habañero sausage in a spicy roasted tomato-fennel broth. The salads are also fabulous. Consider the Pacific Rim Salad With Thai Beef, fresh greens, an avocado-mango relish served with a kaffir lime vinaigrette.

There’s a full bar and a large choice of wines by the glass. Come for the Happy Hour from 3-7 PM on weekdays. You’ll find specially priced drinks and appetizers. We hope to stop by for Taco Tuesday some time soon for great deals on tacos and margaritas. Scott’s by the River is the place to go to sit back and relax for a few hours and enjoy an incredible meal.

Tip: For a day of fun, go wine tasting at Clarksburg Wineries followed by a meal at Scott’s Seafood on the River!

Clarksburg wineries are located just 15 miles south of downtown Sacramento via Interstate 5. The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg is an historic complex that houses a number of wine tasting rooms. It’s a convenient destination for wine tasting. Learn More About Clarksburg

Scott’s Seafood on the River – Contact Information

Website Link
Address: 4800 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento,
Telephone: (96) 379-5959
Open weekdays 6:30 AM-10 PM; weekends 11 AM-10 PM
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays.
Brunch (6:30-3:30), lunch and dinner are served on weekends

Note: This Sacramento restaurant is located south of downtown Sacramento.

Directions Driving South on I-5:

1. Exit at Sutterville Rd. Turn left onto Sutterville Rd.
2. Take the Riverside Blvd. ramp. Turn left onto Riverside Blvd.

Directions Driving North on I-5
1. Exit at Seamas Avenue toward Fruitridge Rd. Turn left onto Seamas Avenue.
2. Turn right onto Riverside Blvd.

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Romantic Dining

Towne House Restaurant (formerly called Wine & Roses) – The Perfect Setting for a Romantic Evening

Romantic Dining, Wine and Roses Restaurant

Searching for a restaurant with romantic dining? Located in the heart of Lodi Wine Country, Towne House Restaurant is our top choice for romantic dining in a casually elegant atmosphere. The California and French cuisine features fresh local ingredients.

Everything about this great restaurant creates a relaxing, comfortable ambiance providing the perfect setting for a romantic date. The grounds are beautiful with lush landscaping and splashes of color.

Inside the fireplace is blazing, candlelight flickers throughout, a pianist sings as she plays, and to top it all off. . . the food is wonderful.

The food looks and tastes great. We went recently for Kathy’s birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the romantic evening. She enjoyed the salmon and I devoured the veal. We had a bottle of wine from a local Lodi winery. We thought the price on the wine was reasonable. The wine list features many local wines as well as wines from throughout the California Wine Country.

We’ve eaten at Towne House Restaurant a number of times and keep coming back. When the weather is nice, dining outside on their patio is lovely. We recommend this wine country restaurant as the perfect place for romantic dining.

This restaurant is a great place to celebrate special occasions. The ambiance creates the atmosphere you want for a special romantic date. We have not been disappointed.

Towne House Restaurant is located on the grounds of Wine and Roses, which offers unique and luxurious accommodations that we are happy to recommend as well.

Information on Lodi Wineries

Jeremy Wines

Jeremy Wines – downtown Lodi

While in this area, be sure to enjoy sampling the wines at the wonderful wineries in the Lodi Wine Country. This area is especially known for their outstanding Zinfandel. However, many other wonderful wines are being produced in Lodi. This is the place to go for quality wines at reasonable prices.

Contact Information:
Towne House Restaurant
Address: 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, CA 95242
Telephone: (209) 334-6988 or (877) 310-3358.

From Hwy. 99 – Take Turner Rd. exit. Go west 2.5 miles. Turn right into the driveway just beyond Ham Lane.

From Interstate 5 – Take Turner Rd. exit. Go east 5 miles. Turn left into the driveway just before the first stoplight.

Our #1 Choice for Romantic Restaurant. Fine Dining is truly exceptional at this Lodi Restaurant.

Have you experienced romantic dining at Towne House Restaurant in Lodi? If you have, please tell us what you thought about this Lodi restaurant.

M & J Bistro – #1 Tracy Restaurant

M & J Bistro - Tracy, CaliforniaM & J Bistro is our favorite restaurant in Tracy, California. Enjoy the taste of San Francisco cuisine and the friendly service at this locally owned establishment. It’s a small restaurant with a cozy, intimate atmosphere.

Dine at this restaurant soon; it is the best restaurant in Tracy!

This restaurant serves a variety of dishes including crepes, seafood, steak, pasta, and chops. Personal favorites include the rack of lamb, which is grilled to perfection and served with Basque style beans and seasonal vegetables.

Don’t miss the Chilean salmon. It’s encrusted and baked in garlic seasonings with light brown sugar and served with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach, and onions.

The hearty flavors of the Chicken Axoa are delightful. It’s a breast of chicken & sausage links stewed in roasted red bell peppers, onions and herbs over rice served with garlic baguettes. Delicious!

Specials include Soul Food Sunday Brunch, Monday Night Mixed Grill, Tapas Night Tuesday, Pasta Night Wednesday, and Sangria and Shrimp Thursday. They also offer wine tasting Mondays through Thursdays from 1pm – 5pm

M & J Bistro Tracy

The dessert menu includes a variety of crepes along with cheesecake and sundaes. Be sure to try the chocolate decadence crepe. It’s a chocolate crepe with a hazelnut-chocolate glaze, French vanilla ice cream, an Ghirardelli chocolate-caramel striping.

You can also stop by the bar for a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine. M & J Bistro is open every day but Sunday from 11:30-2:30 PM for lunch and from 5:00-9:00 for dinner. They do cater to special diets with gluten-free, vegetarian dishes, as well as sugar-free desserts.

Go Wine Tasting at the Wineries in Tracy

Tracy Wineries
Tracy is one of the newer Wine Appellations. There are not many wineries in the regions, but it is sure to grow. Enjoy tasting at small, family owned wineries.

If you are in the Tracy area, stop by M & J Bistro for lunch or dinner. It’s just a short drive from the 205 freeway to enjoy this great restaurant. We think you’ll be pleased!

M & J Bistro Contact Information

Reservations and Information
Address: 2515 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, CA
Telephone: (209) 832-2727

Directions from I-205
1. Exit at Tracy Blvd. Go South on Tracy Blvd.
2. M & J is in the shopping center on your right just before you reach Grantline Road.

Have you dined at M & J Bistro? If so, please share your dining experience with us. There’s a comment box below.