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.
The new home of the Sacramento Kings is Golden 1 Center, opening October 2016, but exciting events continue to occur at Sleep Train Arena, including acts like Janet Jackson, Pitbull, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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.
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.
The Sacramento Theatre Company professionally produces contemporary and traditional theatrical works that are engaging to the hearts and minds of a diverse regional audience.
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.
The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to Sacramento's rich and diverse history. Our galleries and exhibits explore the history and stories of the area's first inhabitants, the pioneers who settled here during the Gold Rush, life on the farm, and more. The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the people and events of Sacramento and its unique place in the history of California and the nation. Don't miss the Old Sacramento Underground Tour, which departs from the museum before descending below.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Visitors to this park in downtown Sacramento enjoy more than three developed acres of public space, with amenities including picnic areas, a fountain, seasonal farmer's market, and a Friday night summer concert series.
Founded in 1982, Harlow's is Sacramento's favorite entertainment venue, featuring prominent, nationally renowned musicians as well as acclaimed local acts performing in a casual art deco setting. From blues to soul to rock 'n' roll, live music venues don't get better than this, with an excellent view of the stage from anywhere in the room and a spacious dance floor. The state of the art sound and lighting system in an acoustically mastered room guarantees a concert experience you won't soon forget. For those that are early to bed and early to rise, Harlow's offers an extensive lineup of "dinner shows" tailored just for you.
Kasbah is an oasis filled with rich fabrics and pillows, a hand made brass bar, warm, subtle lighting, and fine Middle Eastern music. A belly dancer or tribal troupe punctuate the ambience nightly. Kasbah's kitchen is open daily until 3:00am. Top shelf cocktails are offered with a unique selection of interesting sipping spirits, and a selection of over 500 fine wines from around the world, Turkish Coffee and Mint Tea. Kasbah also offers several other top-notch teas, all served in fine ceramics, pottery and glassware. Hookah pipes are available on the patio.
Tell the Wolves is a genre-bending rock act out of Sacramento, California. The band aims to create groundbreaking music that keeps the heart of rock and roll alive. They formed in 2013, when Ryan Griffith (guitar) and Ian Moch (Drums) met with Leryan Burrey (vocals/guitar). After writing some material, they met Zack Davis (bass) and started gigging in the Sacramento area, gaining a small following. In August of 2014, they added Arianna Kinsella (Vocals/Keys) to add a larger, atmospheric quality to their sound.
With over 165 shops, eateries and department stores, Arden Fair Mall invites visitors to enjoy a complete shopping and dinning experience. Shoppers can enjoy stores like Lululemon, MAC, Macy's, Nordstrom, Sephora, the Apple Store and more.