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36 Hours In Sacramento
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With its thriving cultural scene, striking architecture and lush vegetation, this often overlooked California city — the photogenic backdrop of the movie “Lady Bird” — has much to offer the weekend visitor.
What to Pack for a Trip to Sacramento
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Sacramento has it all — natural beauty to explore, art and theater to enjoy and delicious food on virtually every corner. You’ll want to spend some time outdoors, so grab these essentials for your trip.
California State Capitol
Capitol Park has been home to the California state government since 1869. In addition to being the state's seat of government, the neoclassical Capitol building also houses a museum with state artifacts. After you've explored the Capitol building and museum, take a stroll through the rest of the park that's home to memorials marking significant events in state history.
A 28-acre subsection of the city along the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento is a National Historic Landmark Districts that pays tribute to the Gold Rush era. It can be cheesy. It can be fun. But either way, you're bound to visit because of the density of attractions. Avid historians head to any of the five museums, while the hungry folk dash to one of the numerous eateries. And don´t miss enjoying a sweet confections while walking along the river.
Sacramento Republic FC
Sacramento Republic FC competes in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League (USL). The team won the 2014 USL championship and has made the playoffs four times. With exceptional fan support and attendance, the team has submitted an expansion bid for Major League Soccer and broken ground on a $226 million soccer-specific stadium in downtown Sacramento. Fans travel from throughout Northern California including members the supporters' group Tower Bridge Battalion who stand and chant the entire game long in their own section of the stadium.
Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women's Race are Tour de France-style cycling road races. Running concurrently, the races challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverses hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions, and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers.
Crocker Art Museum
Boasting more than 15,000 pieces of art, the Crocker Art Museum is Sacramento's dose of high culture. The facility houses permanent collections of artwork from around the world, including Californian pieces as well as extensive collections include ceramics. The museum was originally established in 1885 as a home and art gallery and the site most recently added the 125,000-square-foot to expand the exhibition and gallery space.
Sacramento River Cats
The Sacramento River Cats are a Minor League Baseball team based in West Sacramento. The team plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and is the Triple-Aaffiliate of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. The River Cats play their home games at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Sacramento led the minor leagues in attendance during each of its first eight seasons at Raley Field. Forbes listed the River Cats as the most valuable minor league franchise in 2012 and again in 2016.
American River Parkway
Known as the "jewel of Sacramento," the 23-mile American River Parkway. More than 5 million visitors enjoy this unique wildlife and recreation area annually. Fishing, boating and rafting opportunities lure water enthusiasts. Picnic sites, golfing, guided natural and historic tours and much more are often just steps away from the paved trails.
Sacramento County Fair
Excitement, exhilaration and anticipation await attendees of the 82nd annual Sacramento County Fair! The family friendly event will take place on the grounds of Cal Expo. Over 100,000 guests are expected to come and enjoy the great food, live music, high-octane motor sports, electrifying bull riding, educational exhibits and spectacular carnival rides that the Sacramento County Fair is famous for. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to learn from 4-H and FFA students about production agriculture and four barns are full of chicken, goats, rabbits, turkeys, pigs, sheep, horses and cows.
South of downtown, the Sacramento Zoo is a relatively small facility (14.2 acres), and is home to 140 different species of animals, many of which are endangered. It offers the zoo basics — lions, tigers, zebras and giraffes — as well as a selection of birds, reptiles and amphibians. It´s a charming, well kept and really clean. and perfect for the little ones that get bored easily.
At this amusement park, children can act out their favorite fairytales on more than 25 fantastical oversized playsets. Visitors can also say hello to a few real-life animal pals like Peter Rabbit, Eeyore the donkey and Mary's little lambs. The park also features the Children's Theater and outdoor Mother Goose Stage that offer kid-friendly live theater and musical performances. Most of the attractions are best suited for children younger than 7.
American River Whitewater Rafting
The American River is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in California. The South Fork’s action-packed Class III rapids are rollicking good fun for the entire family. The Middle Fork of the American combines challenging Class IV rapids with miles of beautiful wilderness scenery. And the North Fork sparkles with Class IV spring run-off thrills and pristine beauty. All three rivers also feature Class II sections perfect for family float trips or anyone looking for relaxation without the adrenaline factor.
In the mid-1840s, Swiss immigrant John Sutter built his fortress to protect himself and his harvested crops on 150,000 acres of his own land, located a mile away from what is now Capitol Park. Less than a decade later, Sutter commissioned James Marshall to build a sawmill 50 miles east of the fort along the American River. Shortly after, Marshall found the first recorded golden nugget, starting the California Gold Rush. Now restored to resemble its 1846 heyday.
Bicycle Only Trails
Sacramento is fortunate to have many great bike trails around the city and county. These bike trails can be challenging for advanced riders and simple enough for beginners. Additionally, the trails are surrounded by some beautiful scenery that will surely aid in an overall enthusiastic and satisfying bike ride.
Amador County Wineries
Experience wine country the way it used to be; quaint, family-owned and nestled along scenic back roads in some of California’s most picturesque rural settings, where chatting with the winemaker isn’t all that uncommon and unpretentious hospitality is the norm. Where gold once reigned, a new treasure is produced: the superb wines which have earned Amador County international acclaim.
Delta Farms & Wineries
Drive along winding rivers and sloughs in the heart of the California Delta. EXPLORE the Sacramento River Delta Grown farms and wineries. Visit quaint historic town, shop at rustic farm stands or pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables. Taste Delta wines, picnic by the river, and enjoy the peaceful pace among generational family farms.
An American In Paris
An American In Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season.