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Sacramento City Trip - Attractions

Old Town Sacramento
Old Town Sacramento

What to See & Do in Sacramento

Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Sacramento.

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PARKS/ACTIVITIES

American River Raft Rentals
11257 S. Bridge St.
Gold River, CA 95670
916-635-4300
www.raftrentals.com
Float down the scenic American River and enjoy Sacramento's natural beauty.

American Whitewater Expeditions offers rafting trips near Sacramento
American Whitewater Expeditions

American Whitewater Expeditions
P.O. Box 4280
Sunland, CA 91041
800-825-3205
www.americanwhitewater.com
Indulge your thirst for adventure by joining one of the many guided trips down the American River.

City Bicycle Works
2419 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-447-2453
www.citybicycleworks.com
Hit the trails on a two-wheeler to see Sacramento the way the locals do.

Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
1526 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-323-3047
www.parks.ca.gov
Home to more than a dozen California governors, this restored Victorian mansion offers daily tours.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park/Visitor Center
1002 Second St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-7644
www.oldsacramento.com
Take a step back in time at this Gold-Rush era enclave of shops, restaurants and historic sites.

The Governor's Mansion in Sacramento
Governor's Mansion

State Capitol/Capitol Park
Between 10th & 15th Streets, L & N Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-324-0333
www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov
www.parks.ca.gov
Learn all there is to know about state politics at the most recognizable structure in town, or stroll through the acres of manicured gardens.

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
2701 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-445-4422
www.parks.ca.gov
Educate yourself on the history of the Gold Rush era at this replica of the city's first official settlement.

TOURS

Hysterical Walk/Ghost Tours
Begin at the Pony Express Statue, 2nd & J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-441-2527
www.hystericalwalks.com
Explore a lighter — or darker — side of Sacramento's past with a tour led by costumed volunteers.

Old Sacramento Living History Program/Historical Tours
1101 Second St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-3101
www.oslhp.net
Follow a costumed docent through the streets of Old Sac with an insider's look at life in the nineteenth century, or go below the streets with an Old Sacramento Underground Tour.

CRUISES

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Leaves from Old Sacramento L St. Dock at Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
888-979-7108
www.hornblower.com
Learn about the city's early days on a narrated one-hour cruise along the Sacramento riverfront, or enjoy a two-hour Sunday brunch cruise.

MUSEUMS

California Museum for Women, History and the Arts
1020 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-653-7524
www.californiamuseum.org
See the state's history through the eyes of its remarkable female residents and enjoy the California Hall of Fame, which highlights the unique contributions of Californians throughout history.

The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento
The California State Railroad Museum
California State Military Museum
1119 Second St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-2883
www.militarymuseum.org
The role of California in the nation's military heritage is relived through artifacts, photographs, documents and a substantial library.

California State Railroad Museum
111 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-6645
www.csrmf.org
Find out how the railroad shaped California at one of the most comprehensive railroad museums in the nation.

Crocker Art Museum
216 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-808-7000
www.crockerartmuseum.org
View one of the largest collections of California art in a nineteenth-century Italianate mansion, and view expanded galleries in the contemporary pavilion completed in 2010.

The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum

Second Saturday Art Walk
www.sacramentoartwalk.com
During this monthly event, in which galleries stay open late, art lovers walk from gallery to gallery to discover new work and meet local artists.

Wells Fargo History Museum
1000 Second St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-440-4263
www.wellsfargohistory.com
The history of commerce is on display with a stagecoach, mining tools, gold coins and a working telegraph at this Old Town museum.

PERFORMING ARTS

Broadway Series
1301 L St.
Sacramento, California 95814
916-264-5181
www.californiamusicaltheatre.com
The Big Apple comes to Sacramento with its world-class musical performances.

Mondavi Center
One Shields Ave.
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
530-754-2787
www.mondaviarts.org
Dance, music, theater and spoken word: This on-campus venue features a variety of traditional and modern performing arts.

Music Circus
1419 H St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-557-1999
www.californiamusicaltheatre.com
Enjoy a musical at the largest nonprofit musical theater in the state, in operation for more than 50 years.

Sacramento Ballet
1613 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-552-5800
www.sacballet.org
Sacramento's own dance troupe has been offering world-class performances for more than a half-century.

SHOPPING

Old Sacramento
Between Front & 3rd Streets, I & L Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-7644
www.oldsacramento.com
Browse the unique boutiques or pick up a hard-to-find collectible at this enclave of specialty shops.

Old Sacramento Waterfront
Old Sacramento Waterfront

Pavilions
563 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-925-4463
www.shoppavilions.com
This upscale outdoor shopping center is home to high-end fashion, gourmet cookware, unique home furnishings and other specialty shops.

Sacramento Midtown
916-455-0460
www.exploremidtown.org
Browse the designer boutiques and unique shops of the midtown area.

WINE TASTINGS

Revolution Wines
2116 P St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-444-7711
www.revolution-wines.com
Using grapes grown throughout Northern California, Revolution Wines offers tasting, flights and small plates at its midtown bistro.

Rail Bridge Cellars
921 11th St., Penthouse
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-492-2530
www.railbridgecellars.net
With its tasting room housed in the Penthouse Suite of the historic Elks Tower building, Rail Bridge has expanded its releases to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and several red and white blends. Several small plates are also available to nibble on while tasting.

RESOURCES





Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau

1608 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
800-292-2334
www.discovergold.org


MORE SACRAMENTO INFORMATION

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