What are you two interested in?
What part of Nor-Cal?
Are you fans of craft beer? Wine?
Romantic or not?
Santa Rosa has a GREAT safari
Santa Rosa also has the BEST brewery ever... Russian River Brewery
Napa is GREAT for a romantic wine and relaxation getaway
Mount Shasta is nice
Old town Sac
Hate your job? There's a support group for that!!! Its called everybody and we meet at the bar.
You should not go to CA without visiting Lake Tahoe. When are you going" Being at 8,000' elevation you will need to be prepared for driving in the snow this time of year. Same with Yosemite, another place not to miss.