Sacramento – California’s capital city – is a city rich in history, culture, and endless things to explore, like its old Gold Rush days. When you visit Sacramento, you can enjoy a range of cultural and recreational activities that you might not expect.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Depending on the type of experience you prefer, Sacramento can be a year-round destination. Summers are typically hot, and winters can get cold. We recommend traveling from March-June or September- November for the ideal weather. The winter off-season offers reduced pricing for flights and hotels.
— Sacramento has a unique drive-in movie theater that you must see.
— For transportation in the city, use Lime Scooters or Jump Bikes. It is mostly flat so getting around is pretty simple.
— Known as “the city of trees, there are many hiking trails, arboretums, and gardens to explore.
WHAT TO SEE
DID YOU KNOW…?
Sacramento is home to California’s biggest ‘Certified Farmers Market.’ Due to the environment and ability to cultivate high-yielding vegetables, the city has at least 50 farmers markets.
WHERE TO STAY
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5 Free things to do in sacramento
- Folsom Lake State Recreation Area – Windsurfing, swimming, and fishing are popular activities at the park, which also has miles of hiking trails.
- Admire the Leland Stanford Mansion – This 19,000-square-foot estate, built in 1856, is brimming with Victorian elements, such as dark carved-wood moldings, crystal chandeliers with gas fittings, 17-foot ceilings, and original furnishings from the home’s famed second owners.
- Sacramento Mural Tour – Sacramento is brimming with amazing street art. Throughout the city, there are pieces of art. It is simple to create your own mural tour.
- The American River Bicycle Trail– The American River Bicycle Trail is a 32-mile picturesque trail that connects Sacramento’s downtown core to Folsom Lake’s Beal’s Point.
- Visit Tower Bridge – In the evening, the views of the Sacramento River from the Tower Bridge are breathtaking.