77 Fun Things To Do In Sacramento

There is quite an array of fun things to do in Sacramento, California’s state capital. From the iconic Tower bridge that connects the city together, to waterfront activities on the two rivers, historical sites, parks, and more, Sacramento is a city you need to stop in at and look around. Enjoy this hand picked list of our top attractions!

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California State Railroad Museum

Delve into Sacramento’s history at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Enchambered

Escape exciting themed environments full of secrets at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room

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Capitol Park

Tour the architecturally stunning Capitol Park, which is rich with history and free to the public

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Sacramento Zoo

Delight in Sacramento Zoo’s almost 400 species of wildlife

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Fairytale Town

Walk the Crooked Mile at Fairytale Town

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Raging Waters

Catch a thrill on the water at Raging Waters

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American River Bicycle Trail

Pedal around American River at Bicycle Trail

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Old Sacramento

Meander down to the Delta King at Old Sacramento

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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

Relive the interesting history of Sutter’s Fort at State Historic Park

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City Water Intake Facility

Pop over for a great view of the river at City Water Intake Facility

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The Undergound Tasting Room

Tantalize your taste buds on a gourmet tasting tour with The Undergound Tasting Room

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Crocker Art Museum

Browse the Crocker Art Museum for great Asian & European art exhibits

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Tahoe Park

Throw a ball around or take a dip at Tahoe Park

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Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Take in the breathtaking elegance of the historic residence at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

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McKinley Park

Stroll through the McKinley Park Rose Garden

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Escape Sacramento

Challenge your mind and confound your senses to find your way out at Escape Sacramento

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Alopex Eco Adventures

Visit Yosemite and see breathtaking views with Alopex Eco Adventures

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Tower Bridge

Take in spectacular sunsets and views of river from Tower Bridge

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California Exposition & State Fair

Go for some fun at the California State Fair

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Governor's Mansion

Enjoy a bit of history at Governor’s Mansion

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Loch Leven Lakes Trail

Go jump in a lake at Loch Leven Lakes Trail

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Curtis Park

Sit back & gather your thoughts at the Curtis Park

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American River Parkway

Hit the scenic trail at American River Parkway

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Arco Arena

Visit Arco Arena during the basketball season for a game

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Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

Work out on the bike trail at Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

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Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink

Do some ice skating at Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink

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Westfield Downtown Plaza

Wander around or grab a coffee at Westfield Downtown Plaza

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Funderland

Ride the “Dragon Roller Coaster” at Funderland—and try not to scream

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Oshima Sushi and Fugu Lounge

Have a sushi lunch at Oshima Sushi and Fugu Lounge

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Festival de la Familia

Experience the area’s cultural diversity by attending the annual Festival de la Familia

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William Land Park

Do some birdwatching or feed the ducks at William Land Park

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Local Roots Food Tours

Explore and connect with some amazing communities and their culinary dishes with Local Roots Food Tours

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Marco Dog Park

Let your dog party at Marco Dog Park : )

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Discovery Museum Science & Space Center

Explore space at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center

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McClatchy Library

Cozy up with your favorite book in a fabulous old home at McClatchy Library

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Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Hit some golf balls at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

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Arden Fair

Stroll through Arden Fair for some window-shopping fun

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Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

Take a quick look around at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

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Sacramento Convention Center

Check out “Dirty Dancing” performances at Sacramento Convention Center

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Sac Brew Bike

Bar hop the city with Sac Brew Bike

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Marriott Park

Stop and smell the fresh air at McKinley Park

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Land Park Lanes

Grab a bite to eat in the café, relax in the bar or challenge your friends to a game of pool or arcade-style games at Land Park Lanes

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Velocabs

Experience Sacramento’s Gold Rush history with a 2-hour bicycle tour in the grid with Velocabs

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WET River Trips

Go rafting and get wet with WET River Trips

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The Penny Farthing

Find unique and hard to find western collectibles & antiques at The Penny Farthing

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Sutter's Fort

Visit Sutter’s Fort for a historic field trip

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K1 Speed Sacramento

Feel the excitement of live car racing with K1 Speed Sacramento

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Track 7

Choose from many tasty beers at Track 7

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de Vere's Irish Pub

Grab an after work meal and a drink at de Vere’s Irish Pub

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Discovery Park

Stretch your legs at Discovery Park

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California Automobile Museum

Sit in a vintage car and get your picture taken at California Automobile Museum

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Cal Expo Horse Racing

Witness the thrill & joy of horse racing with Cal Expo Horse Racing

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Stevens Trail

Amble up the hill along American river on Stevens Trail

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Gallery 2110 & The Sacramento Art Complex

Immerse yourself in the vibrant social scene at Gallery 2110 & The Sacramento Art Complex

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Laughs Unlimited

Enjoy a comedy show at Laughs Unlimited

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Off the Chain Bike Bus Tours

Party on wheels with Off the Chain Bike Bus Tours

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Cesar Chavez Park

Take in spectacular views from trails and vista at Cesar Chavez Park, including the San Francisco Bay to the west and the hills to the east

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Raley Field

Cheer on the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field

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River Park

Enjoy waterfront dining and drinks at River Park

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Country Club Lanes

Enjoy Laser Tag, Arcades & Bowling at Country Club Lanes

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Old Sacramento Underground Tour

Embark on a unique journey through the history of Sacramento with Old Sacramento Underground Tour

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William Land Park Golf Course

Try the innovative “FootGolf” at William Land Park Golf Course, it is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf

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Climbaroo

Take your kids for hours of jumping, sliding and climbing fun at Climbaroo

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Wells Fargo History Museum Downtown Sacramento

Discover an impressive collection of gold specimens from the nearby foothills at Wells Fargo History Museum Downtown Sacramento

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Practical Cycle

Rent an electric bike from Practical Cycle to pedal through Downtown’s tourist attractions

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Capitol Casino

Hit the jackpot at Capitol Casino

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Sacramento Music Festival

Do some dancing at the Sacramento Music Festival

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Eppie’s Great Race

Compete in the world’s oldest and only nonswim triathlon: Eppie’s Great Race

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East Portal Park

Bring a Novel and relax under a tree at East Portal Park

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Punchline Sacramento

Laugh out loud on a night out at Punchline Sacramento

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California International Marathon

Go the distance or cheer on others at the annual California International Marathon

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Torch Club

Grab a beer and listen to the music of the best blues artists in town at Torch Club

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Capitol City Paintball

Take your team to glory in Capitol City Paintball’s most thrilling paintball skirmish challenge!

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Sacramento Antique Faire

Score some antiques and collectibles at the Sacramento Antique Faire

You don’t seem to hear enough about the variety of things to do in Sacramento. And there’s definitely more that can be added! Got an attraction in the city that needs to be named and wasn’t on the list? Let us know!

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