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Sacramento, California

Things To Do In Sacramento

Home to a number of world-class resorts and challenging courses, you'll find all the elements of a great golf vacation in Sacramento, the California state capital.

City of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95821

The Sacramento Theatre Company professionally produces contemporary and traditional theatrical works that are engaging to the hearts and minds of a diverse regional audience.

1419 H Street Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-446-7501

At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state's working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California's rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.

10th Street and Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-324-0333

Think about Sacramento's past and the Gold Rush comes to mind. But that's only part of the story. The area's abundant resources sustained native peoples for thousands of years before the onset of European and American settlers. The city and county's vibrant history is full of surprises and contrasts. Riches and scarcity, generosity and greed, violence and beauty all mark Sacramento's early days, a time when its future was by no means certain. The Sacramento History Museum is a reproduction of the 1854 City Hall and Waterworks. The original building was completed in the spring of 1854 at cost of $120,000.00. It housed the City Waterworks, the Mayor, Council, Marshall, Police, and many other City functions, including the courtroom and the City Jail. The original structure was demolished in 1913 and the new museum opened its doors to the public in 1985. Showcased in natural brick with two stories of 14-foot double-doors across the front, the building looks out on the 1849 Scene of the Old Sacramento State Park. The Sacramento History Museum's mission is to explore, interpret and display the region's history from the days before the Gold Rush to the present. This diverse, and at times dramatic history unfolds throughout the museums galleries. The museum also offers the perfect starting point for exploring Old Sacramento State Historic Park and for understanding how the area developed and grew to the vibrant community it is today.

101 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-808-7059

Bare-board sidewalks connect storefronts along the streets of Old Sacramento, the site where the city began. Restaurants, candy stores, knick-knack shops and even a few museums are all located here. The area has been meticulously preserved to resemble a Sacramento of yesterday, with old-fashioned facades and living-history weekends.

1002 Second Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-442-7644

Rotating art from a permanent collection of more than 14,000 pieces adorns the walls and halls of the Crocker Art Museum. Of its extensive artwork, the museum claims one of the most robust and complete collections of California artists. In addition, classic pieces from Europe and Asia are also tastefully displayed.

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-808-7000

Home of the Sacramento Kings, ARCO Arena is one of the top venues for sports, entertainment and special events in Northern California. Nearly two million fans visited ARCO Arena last year for events ranging from NBA and WNBA games to Disney on Ice shows. ARCO Arena has hosted world-famous acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Garth Brooks, U2, Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Paul McCartney, and a growing roll call of the biggest names in entertainment.

One Sports Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-928-6900

During the midst of the Great Depression, Sacramento played host to a long-sunning criminal trial that captivated the nation. Trouble in River City tells the story of eighteen farm labor organizers who were tried for Criminal Syndicalism - the attempt to overthrow the government by violent means. Utilizing trial transcripts, documents and photographs, the exhibit will investigate the trial that played out for nearly four months and included such sensational elements as faked kidnappings, beatings, and media leaks.

Phone: 916-808-7059

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and the Sacramento History Museum are proud to present Gold, Greed & Speculation: The Beginnings of Sacramento City in the museum's lobby gallery. Visitors have the unique opportunity to explore the city's first fifty years. The exhibit storyline goes beyond Sacramento's origins as a gold rush boomtown, as the story is more complex than just miners seeking their fortunes in gold. Sacramento's early days are marked by surprises and contrasts, riches and scarcity, generosity and greed, and violence and beauty.

Phone: 916-808-7059

The Sacramento Theatre Company professionally produces contemporary and traditional theatrical works that are engaging to the hearts and minds of a diverse regional audience.

1419 H Street Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-443-6722

Bare-board sidewalks connect storefronts along the streets of Old Sacramento, the site where the city began. Restaurants, candy stores, knick-knack shops and even a few museums are all located here. The area has been meticulously preserved to resemble a Sacramento of yesterday, with old-fashioned facades and living-history weekends.

1002 Second Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-442-7644

Located where the Sacramento and American rivers meet, this 302-acre park provides many opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Covered shelters invite leisurely picnic lunches, and visitors may boat, bike, fish, ride horses, or participate in archery activities. Concerts and sports events are also presented from time to time.

Tarshes Drive and San Lorenzo Way Ancil Hoffman County Park
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-489-4918

Food & Drink In Sacramento

Located in the historic Old Tavern Building, just minutes from the State Capitol, Biba Caggiano, celebrated chef, cookbook author, and TV personality, brings a bit of Italy to Sacramento. Savor the flavors of Biba's award winning authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly but refined ambiance, with attentive service that will make you feel instantly welcome.

2801 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-455-2422

In the heart of Downtown, the family behind The Kitchen and Selland's Market Cafe brings you the region's most anticipated new dining destination, Ella Dining Room and Bar. Ella offers warm, welcoming ambiance in an inspiring space that evokes effortless European rustic luxury. Ella brings together the finest quality ingredients from this bountiful region and all over the world to create authentic and honest fine food that will nourish body and soul.

1131 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-443-3772

Cafeteria 15L offers an innovative approach to conventional dishes, served in a fun, urban-casual environment. Menu items include traditional comfort foods with a twist! From homemade burgers to creamy mac 'n cheese, the scope of the menu extends well beyond Mom's meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, Cafeteria 15L is perfect for the fun lunch, after work drink and happy hour bite, meeting friends for dinner and dessert, or closing out the perfect night on the town!

1116 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-492-1960

The Kitchen Restaurant is one of the most unique and exhilarating dining experiences in all of California. The renowned 6-course Demonstration Dinners feature Chefs Randall Selland and Noah Zonca preparing a creative and sumptuous feast for all your senses right before your very eyes. After 16 years, this family affair is still a true original, blending the innovative cuisine, engaging entertainment, award-winning wine list and genuine hospitality that have continued to make it one of the most sought after reservations in the state.

2225 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-568-7171

Located at the corner of 15th and K, Capitol Garage is within walking distance of the Capitol, convention center and Sacramento Community Theater, and has been a midtown icon for over 18 years. The menu spans the globe and has an eclectic mix to satisfy your culinary desires! Chef Jonathan Clemons uses only the finest ingredients in his crowd pleasing dishes and offers them to you at an affordable price.

1500 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-444-3633

With Kids In Sacramento

Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento's underground has long been the capital's best-kept secret. Today, you can join thousands of residents and visitors in uncovering the facts behind the legends that lie below the buildings and sidewalks. Explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while your tour guide recounts the tales of devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California's only successful street-raising project. These hour-long guided walking tours check in at the Sacramento History Museum before descending below several historic Old Sacramento buildings. Be prepared to walk in areas with uneven surfaces and low ceilings and get ready to learn and have fun all along the way!

101 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-808-7973

The William Land Park Zoo opened on June 2, 1927 as the City of Sacramento brought together an assortment of animals from area parks. The focus of zoos has shifted from showcasing as many animals as possible, to creating a recreational and fun experience while providing educational messages about animals and their wild habitats. Zoos today have three distinct purposes: education, conservation and recreation.

Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 916-808-5885

Fairytales aren't just left to the imagination anymore. At Fairytale Town, kids get to play in 23 child-sized structures built from the whimsies of their favorite stories. King Arthur's Castle, Cinderella's carriage, and even Mr. McGregor's Garden from the story of Peter Rabbit are among the kid-ready play areas.

3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 916-264-7462

Fairytales aren't just left to the imagination anymore. At Fairytale Town, kids get to play in 23 child-sized structures built from the whimsies of their favorite stories. King Arthur's Castle, Cinderella's carriage, and even Mr. McGregor's Garden from the story of Peter Rabbit are among the kid-ready play areas.

3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 916-264-5233

The William Land Park Zoo opened on June 2, 1927 as the City of Sacramento brought together an assortment of animals from area parks. The focus of zoos has shifted from showcasing as many animals as possible, to creating a recreational and fun experience while providing educational messages about animals and their wild habitats. Zoos today have three distinct purposes: education, conservation and recreation.

Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 916-808-5888

Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento's underground has long been the capital's best-kept secret. Today, you can join thousands of residents and visitors in uncovering the facts behind the legends that lie below the buildings and sidewalks. Explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while your tour guide recounts the tales of devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California's only successful street-raising project. These hour-long guided walking tours check in at the Sacramento History Museum before descending below several historic Old Sacramento buildings. Be prepared to walk in areas with uneven surfaces and low ceilings and get ready to learn and have fun all along the way!

101 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-808-7973