110 L Street At Front Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 552 2933
Take a cruise on this riverboat, Spirit Of Sacramento, and enjoy its saloon, dining room and open-air dance floor. The wide-windowed saloon provides a scenic view of a variety of river vistas. The "Captain's Cruises" are in the afternoon and are two-hour river jaunts which include brunch and champagne. The sightseeing tours are narrated excursions to the upper reaches of the Sacramento River Delta. Specialty evening cruises feature a DJ and dancing. Hours and charges vary according to the cruise package chosen.
1000 2nd Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 440 4263
The Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Sacramento showcases a 140-year history of the Pony Express, gold discovery and banking long ago. The museum is housed in the original building where the bank managed the Pony Express. Exhibits include gold, money, treasure boxes, guns, tools and original papers. Museum staff dressed in period costume guide tours and explain the bank's connection with the Pony Express and banking during the Gold Rush. Admission is free.
1020 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 653 7524
The California Museum offers the history of the state in a dazzling array of high-tech, multimedia displays and exhibits. The museum makes the subject of history an entertaining treat for the entire family. It uses interactive displays (including holograms) to depict the "People, Place, Politics, and Promise of California" in its four main galleries. A highlight of the museum is the display of the original California Constitution.
10th Street & L Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 324 0333
Operating continuously since the day the doors opened in 1869, California State Capitol Museum is where the State of California's legislature met. By the late 1970s, the building was declared seismically unsafe and had become an eyesore. The Legislature decided to stay in its traditional home and authorized a massive restoration. Today, from the intricate tile work on the front lobby floor to the lovingly etched filigreed detail in alcoves under the rotunda, the craftsmanship of a bygone era is evident. Docent guided tours are free.
9425 Jackson Road Sacramento, CA 95826 +1 916 362 1196
Cordova Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf strip that is beautifully lined by trees, lakes and cart paths, and covers an area of 5,000 yards. This par-63 course is fully accessible to the public and offers excellent facilities including a practice green, a full driving range and a ProShop that stocks necessary golf gear. The Stu`s Bar and Grill at the course is the ideal place to binge on sandwiches, steaks and spirits after a few rounds of golf. Cordova Golf Course also offers private video and group lessons. Visit website for more details on the course and tee timings.
Aside from being one of the area's most popular sources for cameras, photographic and darkroom equipment, this shop is also noted for its monthly photo shows. The shows are truly "open," meaning anyone is welcome to display. Displayed works are also featured at a reception held from 6p-9p as part of its participation in the Second Saturday downtown art festival. If you are inspired by the photo show, the expert staff can help you select the equipment needed to become a featured artist.
11257 South Bridge Street Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 +1 916 635 6400
For a great summertime day adventure, a self-guided rafting trip on the American River is hard to top. Take a relaxing three-hour drift down the Lower American River to Goethe Park. The raft rental season runs from mid-April through September.
3200 Freedom Park Drive McClellan, CA 95652 +1 916 643 3192
Aviation or military buffs can spend hours at the Aerospace Museum. Planes of U.S. military significance from World War II to the present day are on display. Actual restoration projects are undertaken here. If you look around you might be lucky enough to see one of the F-117 Stealth Fighters sometimes serviced at the base. Tables are available for picnics, and a gift shop is full of fun souvenirs. See website for museum news, admission pricing and more.
7200 Garden Highway Sacramento, CA 95837 +1 916 922 5209
Teal Bend Golf Course may sound like a tough track, but it really plays shorter than its posted 7,061 yards from the back tees. No long carries over hazards are required, and the par-five 17th hole gives up lots of eagles to players who choose to hit over the lake. Fees include a cart and a bucket of balls for loosening up at the driving range. Note: Non-metal spikes are required here.
1 Shields Avenue University of California Davis, CA 95616 +1 530 752 4880
Thousands of school children come here to learn about the native plants on this unique 80-acre preserve. During day camps in July and August, children get an up-close-and-personal look at nature. Other year-round activities for children include guided tours through the redwoods and occasionally the staff offers stargazing sessions. The Arboretum is not just for children. The staff offers gardening and landscaping workshops for adults.
If you want to learn a water sport from pros
or just spend time enjoying a well equipped urban recreation area, The Associated Students of CSUS have just the thing for you. The unruffled waters of the lake offer ...
The museum is set in a grove of ancient olive
trees. The building is supported by massive Ionic pillars around the front porch. Throughout the museum are various 1850 1930 artifacts and furnishings. Exhibits feature the history of Yolo ...
Thousands of school children come here to learn about the
native plants on this unique 80 acre preserve. During day camps in July and August, children get an up close and personal look at nature. Other year round activities ...