75+ Fun Things to Do in Sacramento, CA

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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Tour the architecturally stunning Capitol Park, which is rich with history and free to the public
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Walk the Crooked Mile at Fairytale Town
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Pedal around American River at Bicycle Trail
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Meander down to the Delta King at Old Sacramento
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Relive the interesting history of Sutter’s Fort at State Historic Park
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Pop over for a great view of the river at City Water Intake Facility
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Take in the breathtaking elegance of the historic residence at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
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Visit Yosemite and see breathtaking views with Alopex Eco Adventures
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Take in spectacular sunsets and views of river from Tower Bridge
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Go for some fun at the California State Fair
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Enjoy a bit of history at Governor’s Mansion
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Go jump in a lake at Loch Leven Lakes Trail
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Sit back & gather your thoughts at the Curtis Park
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Visit Arco Arena during the basketball season for a game
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Work out on the bike trail at Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
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Experience the area’s cultural diversity by attending the annual Festival de la Familia
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Let your dog party at Marco Dog Park : )
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Cozy up with your favorite book in a fabulous old home at McClatchy Library
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Take a quick look around at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
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Check out “Dirty Dancing” performances at Sacramento Convention Center
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Visit Sutter’s Fort for a historic field trip
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Stretch your legs at Discovery Park
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Amble up the hill along American river on Stevens Trail
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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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Enjoy waterfront dining and drinks at River Park
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Discover an impressive collection of gold specimens from the nearby foothills at Wells Fargo History Museum Downtown Sacramento
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Do some dancing at the Sacramento Music Festival
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Bring a Novel and relax under a tree at East Portal Park
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Go the distance or cheer on others at the annual California International Marathon
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Walk your dog at Broderick Boat Ramp
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Score some antiques and collectibles at the Sacramento Antique Faire
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fun things to do in Sacramento CA

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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