Your Sacramento City Guide for Summer 2021

Whether you are a local or a visitor, Sacramento has a lot to offer. Are you looking for something new to do this weekend or planning a staycation? Sacramento is where it’s at and we’ve built a Sacramento City Guide just for you!


There is plenty of things to do to fit any interest. Do you enjoy exploring the city? How about spending the day at a museum learning about Sacramento’s history?


No matter your interest, there is something for you to do!


We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best things to do this summer in Sacramento. If you’re new to the area, this is the perfect Sacramento City Guide for you!


Don’t waste any time, explore the capital of California in the most unique ways this summer. Whether you enjoy the food, entertainment, or the outdoors there is something for you in our city guide!


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Your Sacramento City Guide for Summer 2021


  1. Explore the amazing delights of the city by enjoying the Downtown Sacramento Historical Food Tour.

This tour takes you on a 3-hour journey through the current local hot spots while also providing insight to the history of Sacramento. This tour can accommodate up to 14 travelers ages 21 and older, so get your group of besties together and enjoy a day eating your way through this fabulous city.


  1. Go on an adventure and go Whitewater Rafting down the South Fork of the American River.

This half-day trip is full of exhilarating experiences as you raft down 6 miles of the American River. Paddle your way through Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar before ending your trip at Folsom Lake. The trip is guided by a professional tour guide and is safe for riders of all skill levels.

Whitewater rafting

  1. Take the Family to the California State Railroad Museum.

Perfect for the entire family, the California State Railroad Museum is home to a 150 –year-old, 40-ton monument that tells the story of the innovation and history of the California Railroad. You will learn about the impact the railroad had on the development of the state as you view the numerous engaging exhibits.


  1. Go visit the Spirit of Sacramento.

This boat has been around since the early 1940s and has plenty of stories to share. From being a snagboat for the Army to being owned by John Wayne, the Spirit of Sacramento is a sight to behold. Today, you can view the boat from the road since it sits on private property so be sure to be aware of the traffic.


  1. Spend a weekend at the HI Sacramento Hostel.

Many places you visit boast of the hotels and resorts in the area. Sacramento has one of the best hostels in the country at the HI Sacramento. With co-ed or gender specific rooms, you can stay and enjoy the city around you. The hostel provides free breakfast, activities for guests and is located near the State Capital and Old Sacramento for your exploration.

  1. Enjoy a walk along the River Parkway Trail with you family or friends.

This 9.5 mile trail, out and back, is heavily populated. The trail takes you along the river and is great for all skill levels, so bring the kids! You can also bring your dog along as well! The trail is paved and is also popular for bikers. Bring your water and enjoy the day in the sun!


  1. Take a trip through your favorite story at Fairytale Town.

This 3.5-acre park combines themed play areas from over 35 fairytales turning each into its own magical world. With real animals to beautiful gardens, there is truly something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Not only can you meet Peter Rabbit and the Three Little Pigs, but there are also theater performances that are put on in the Children’s Theater. Open year round, this is the perfect place to spend time with family this summer.


  1. Explore the beauty of nature and the creatures who live in it at the Sacramento Zoo.

With over 400 species of wildlife to observe, the Sacramento Zoo is a great adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Look a giraffe eye to eye or take the Zoo Train up Big Cat Row. The zoo is over 14 acres and houses some of the best animal exhibits in the state.


  1. Take a trip to the California Automobile Museum (Sacramento).

Open 7 days per week, the California Automobile Museum provides education and entertainment all at once. The mission of the museum is “to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives.” To say that they accomplish this mission is an understatement. Enjoy exhibits that tell the story of the automobile as family or on a quiet afternoon by yourself. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Take a trip through the city with Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure.

Enjoy the city like never before with a small group of friends or family on this 3-hour scavenger hunt through the heart of Sacramento. Pass iconic stops while racking up points to see how your team stacks up against others who have completed the scavenger hunt. This is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the city and see all the sights and sounds of Sacramento while adding some friendly competition to the mix.


One last thing …

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