Sacramento Attractions



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  • California State Capitol
  • Sutter's Fort
  • Sacramento is an hour from anywhere you'd want to be: an hour from wine country, an hour from the beach, an hour from Yosemite and the Sierra mountains.

    One of the most famous and also most fun things to do in this area is to go wine tasting. Napa and Sonoma lie to the west, or take the wine roads less traveled and visit some of the smaller and lesser-known areas. To the east is the Sierra foothills and Amador county, or head south just a few miles to visit Lodi or Clarksburg, up-and-coming wine regions. The area is known for its Zinfandels, so hopefully you're in the mood for red!

    The beach is a short drive away, and there are endless choices for swimming and sunbathing in summer, and whale- and seal-watching in winter. Or stick closer to Sacramento itself, and visit one of the many lakes within a short drive - and even Tahoe isn't that far. That means houseboats and relaxation in summer, and skiing and snowboarding fun in winter.

    Of course, that's not to knock Sacramento itself: there's plenty to do around here as well. With the Sacramento and American rivers running through, there are fishing, birdwatching, and boating opportunities all around. Plenty of casinos await those desiring a little gambling on their vacation. And this is the capital of California, and there are the capital buildings and park to tour and enjoy. Take a peek at the governor's office, or visit the capital library. Lots of history can be explored in the form of museums and landmarks, too, which commemorate the city's gold rush and railroad histories.

    Sacramento has its own professional and minor league sports teams, including the Kings (basketball) and the Rivercats (baseball), and stadiums to match. Go to a game when another California team (like the Lakers or Warriors) is in town to see some good old-fashioned hometown rivalries going on. There are also plenty of evening options, with the Arco arena in Sacramento, the Mondavi center in nearby Davis, and lots of smaller music venues all around the city.

    American River Bike Trail

    Along the American River

    32 miles of scenic bike trails along the river...
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    Capitol Park

    800 N Street

    Lovely patch of green in the middle of the city...
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    Dragon House

    2814 22nd St.

    See the house that ren-fair folks built... read more

    Cal Expo

    1600 Exposition Boulevard

    Home of the California State Fair... read more

    Crocker Art Museum

    216 O St
    At Third St

    Downtown Historical Museum... read more

    California State Railroad Museum

    125 I St
    At Second St

    Largest Train Museum in the Country... read more

    Old Sacramento

    1101 Second Street

    Taste the Old West in Old Sacramento... read more

    Sutter's Fort

    2701 L St

    Historical Fort in Downtown Sacramento... read more

    Sacramento Zoo

    3930 West Land Park Drive

    Go Wild with the Wildlife... read more

    Discovery Park

    Garden Highway and Discovery Park Drive

    Sacramentos Largest Park... read more

    Warrior Dash

    Interstate 505 & Road 14

    Compete for honor, glory, fuzzy helmets, and beer...
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    Tahoe State Recreation Area

    c/o California Department of Parks & Recreation
    P.O. Box 942896

    This 57-acre park offers excellent views of the lake, direct access to the lake shoreline, a pier and 39 campsites... read more

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    Pacific Crest Trail - Southern CA

    5325 Elkhorn Blvd., PMB# 256

    The Pacific Crest Trail ranges in elevation from 1,100 feet to 9,000 feet and covers both deserts and mountains. The most important considerations are water and hot temperatures... read more

    Pacific Crest Trail - Southern CA

    5325 Elkhorn Blvd., PMB# 256

    The Pacific Crest Trail ranges in elevation from 1,100 feet to 9,000 feet and covers both deserts and mountains. The most important considerations are water and hot temperatures... read more

    Cutting Edge Helicopters

    3028 Peacekeeper Way

    Eagle Theatre

    111 I Street

    First Sacramento Theater Still Thrives... read more

    Shop and Play: Arden Fair, Sacramento

    Special Offers & Coupons... read more

    Dragon House

    2814 22nd St.

    See the house that ren-fair folks built... read more
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