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Fun Things To Do in Sacramento Area

Sacramento is an exciting place to live.  Our claim to fame is we are two hours from everything - the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, the Gold Country,snow skiing, scuba diving, the Wine Country...
 
But we have our own jewels right here.  Downtown Sac is bursting with eclectic shops, theaters, museums, and an Historic Old Town along the banks of the Sacramento River.
 
Take a look at all there is to see and do.
 

Cultural Events & Museums
Aerospace Museum of California
Civilian and military aircraft, with fighters, trainers, transports and bi-planes... it's all there.
California Indian Museum
Downtown at 26th and K
California Museum
the name says it all
Historic Governors Mansion
Ronnie and Jerry wouldn't live there, but it's still pretty cool
Museum Day
Once a year Sacramento museums are open for free
Sacramento Ballet
Everything from the yearly Nutcracker to the classics
Sacramento Choral Society
Our own fabulous choral group provides beautiful concerts throughout the year.
Stanford Mansion
Visit Leland Stanford's 19,000 sf Victorian Mansion
State Capitol
The grounds are superb, with the Veteran's Memorial and trees and floiage from around the world.
Sutter's Fort
The original fort established by Captn John Sutter in the 1800s.
the Discovery Museum
Explores history, science and space
The Railroad Museum
Totally fun for big kids and little kids - In Old Sac
Visit the Crocker Art Museum
There's a huge renovation/new wing coming!

Day Trips
17 Mile Drive, Carmel
Alcatraz Island
Home of the famous Federal Penitentiary, alcatraz is in the San Francisco Bay
Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
20,000 marine animals and 300 feet of tunnels in the San Francisco Bay Area
Big Sur
Exploratorium
Located at the Palace of Fine Arts, in San Francisco, you'll e xplore science, art and human perception on a vast a zaney way.
Lake Tahoe
Sequoia National park
Stunning Sierra Redwoods tower over 300 feet tall, and up to 23 feet around
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Thrills a minute with Six Flags!
Squaw Valley Tram
Whisks you 2,000 vertical feet to the top of Squaw Valley where you can ice skate, rock climb or gaze at the fantastic scenery.
Yosemite
Yosemite needs no description!

Fun Stuff To Do in the Sacramento Area
California State Fair
Rides, animals, jugglers, county exhibits, and of course THE HYPNOTIST!
Amador County Wine Tasting
34 wineries in the historic Gold country
Apple Hill
50 ranches with every kind of apple concoction you can imagine
Capitols World Tennis Team
You'll see world class tennis by the Galleria Mall
Denio's Farmers Market and Swap Meet
You name it, they got it!
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
An environmental and cultural education center on the american River Parkway at Ancil Hoffman park
Fair Oaks Theatre Festival
See live theatre under the stars in Old Fair Oaks
Fairytale Town
Walk the Crooked Mile and slide down Old Mother Hubbard's shoe.
Folsom Rodeo
Every July, around the 4th, the Folsom Rodeo comes to town, complete with a huge fireworks display
Funderland
Children's Amusement park, in William Land Park
Imax Theater
Includes Imax 3D experiences
Music Circus
Since the early 50's we've been enjoying live productions under the big top.
Nimbus Fish Hatchery
Learn the lifecycle of salmon and watch the amazing fish ladder as salmon return year after year
Old City Cemetary
This historic cemetary is pretty cool. Ssince 1849 it has housed notable people such as John Sutter, Mark Hopkins and 3 California governors.
River Cats Baseball
The River Cats are our Minor Baseball League Team - Go Cats!
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
YearlyJazz Festival
Sacramento Zoo
Lions and tiger and bears, Oh My!
Segway tours
Hilarious Segway tours of downtown Sac - featuring the ghosts, history and magic of Sac Town
Strauss Festival
Every July in Elk Grove
Tour the Delta
1000 miles of waterways and 300 restaurants
William Land Park
Sacramento's biggest park, with the Zoo, Fairytale town and lots more
Wine tasting in El Dorado County
Award winning wineries just an hour away

Recreation
Biking in Sacramento
Information on trails and trail rides
California International Marathon
Watch or run in the 26 mile marathon, from Folsom to downtown Sacto
Cave and Mine Tours
We have amazing caves really close - great tours!
CSUS Aquatic Center
Boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing - it's all available at the Aquatic Center at Lake Natomas
Folsom Lake
Boating, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, beach lounging, hiking, bike riding, horseback riding... it's all available at Folsom Lake.
Folsom Lake Yacht club
Golf Courses
Sacramento has tons of golf courses!
Kings Basketball
Love our Sacramento Kings!
RPM Kart Racing
Put on your racing suit, strap on your helmet and get behind the wheel with three indoor go cart racing tracks
Sacramento Pipeworks - Climbing and Fitness
Climbing, bouldering, yoga, pilates, indoor cycling and more all under one roof
The American River
It's big, it's wet, it's stupendous
Whitewater Rafting

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Fair Oaks
Orangevale
Rancho Cordova
Rocklin
Roseville
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