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Fun Things to do in Sacramento


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Sacramento is famous for being both the City of Trees and the Farm-to-Fork capital. It's known for historical sites such as the State Capitol, Capitol Park, Old Town, Sutter's Fort, and the Railroad Museum.


Best time to go

The best time to visit Sacramento is from April to June or September through November. Sacramento sees most of its festivals in May and June, but the California State Fair doesn't come to town until July when California's Central Valley usually experiences extreme heat.


Fun city facts and activities

    As Californias capital, Sacramento earned its status as a place of importance (ranking up there with Los Angeles and San Francisco) a long time ago. But now, with quirky revitalized districts, a growing art community, stunning hotels and a bona fide restaurant and bar scene, the city has come into its own as a true travel destination. Surrounded by some of the states most productive agricultural regions, Sacramento is officially a must-visitso here are the best things to do in Sacramento right now.
City facts

Neighborhoods to explore

    East Sacramento
    Land Park
    Tahoe Park
    Old Sacramento

Food Specialties

    You can't get more farm-to-fork than dining at the best restraurants in Sacramento. Much of the countrys produce comes from Central California, and Sacramento is the regions crowning city. Stop by a Sacrameto farmers market and you'll likely see chefs in white coats shopping the nation's freshest produce, which then gets transformed into a wide variety of ethnic cuisines once the chefs are back in the kitchen. So if you're looking for things to do in Sacramento, don't forget about the vibrant restaurant scene. From Mexican to Vietnamese, our favorite restaurants in Sacramento offer fresh and funky food you won't soon forget.

Sacramento Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a tour of the historic Delta King riverboat.
2. Spend the day exploring the Sacramento State Japanese Garden.
3. Visit the California Automobile Museum.
4. Take a stroll through Old Sacramento.
5. Visit the Sacramento Zoo.
6. Visit the Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.
7. Learn about the area's history at the California State Railroad Museum.
8. Explore the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.
9. Visit the Crocker Art Museum.
10. Go on a kayaking tour on the American River.

Offbeat activites
Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Enchambered
The adventure and thrill of being locked up in an escape room and working on the clues to finally escape is a challenge you cant miss.

2. SeaQuest
Have a family-friendly vacation in this petting zoo where you can feed animals!

3. Urban Air Sacramento
One of the greatest, family-friendly indoor amusement parks in the region, this award-winning adventure park provides several thrilling and adventurous attractions.

4. The Boulder Field
A kid-friendly rock climbing and fitness gym, try from one of the 10,000 SF it has to offer.

5. Monster Mini Golf
This is a state-of-the-art, indoor, climate-controlled mini-gold that is fun for all ages from 5 and older.

6. Preston Castle
The historic Preston Castle in Ione, to the east of Elk Grove, is an 1890 castle where you can tour and peep into history.

7. Rockin Jump Roseville!
If exercise is fun for you, then dont miss the Ultimate Indoor Trampoline Park!

8. Rebounderz Sacramento
Spend the day in Sacramento with kids exploring interconnected trampoline beds, a 4-lane air pit, 4-lane basketball slam and much more.

9. Lake Natoma
Rent canoes, kayaks or hydro bikes and spend a leisurely day with the family in the pristine waters of Lake Natoma.

10. Sacramento National Wildlife Complex
Visit this picturesque wildlife complex to spend some time understanding the animals and their behavior.

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City data and FAQ 

Is Sacramento worth visiting?

The California State Capitol is the seat of the California state government, located in Sacramento, the state capital of California. The building houses the chambers of the California State Legislature, made up of the Assembly and the Senate, along with the office of the governor of California. California State Railroad Museum; Cal Expo - California Exposition Center; Sacramento and American Rivers; Tower Records - the FIRST Tower Records was in Sacramento - Mega Record Store/Posters/Videos; Old Sacramento; The Crocker Art Gallery; William Land Park.
Christopher Richards Lives in Sacramento, CA.

It all depends on what you want to do. Sacramento is a very interesting city with out laying cities around it.
Kurtinia Abbott Lives in Sacramento, CA

Are two days enough to visit Sacramento?

23 days ; yes. California State Capitol; California State Railroad Museum; Crocker Art Gallery - PreCOVID - Jazz Concerts and Wine and Cheese sampling and tasting; Rivers - Sacramento and American Rivers; California Exposition - CalExpo - Home to the California State Fair; Old Sacramento - a taste of the Old West; Delta King River Boat - brother ship to the Delta Queen; Old Governors Mansion - last occupied by Ronald Reagan; Leland Stanford Mansion - Founder of Stanford University; Land Park area - awesome Victorian style mansions; Golden One Center - Home of the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
Christopher Richards Lives in Sacramento, CA
Do you need a car to visit Sacramento?

Yes. If just visiting the Capitol or Old Sacramento; you may not need a car.
Christopher Ricjards - Lives in Sacramento, CA (1963 Present)

Yes unless you are only going to visit one small area say Old Sacramento and downtown. Or you are good with public transportation. Everything is pretty much spread out.
Susan Foust Lives in Sacramento (1973 Present)

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