Top 10 Things to do in Sacramento When Visiting 2024

Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Jerardo Gomez

Sacramento is the state capital of California offering different sightseeing attractions to visitors. In this article, you will find the best things to do if you a visiting.

10. Ice Skating

Ice Skating is an activity Sacramento has to offer during the wintertime.

When the weather in Sacramento is cold and chilly, a lot of teens and adults like to go to the ice-skating rink for some fun.

ice skating in sacramento

9. Crocker Art Museum ~2 hours

Step into the Crocker Art Museum and immerse yourself in a world of captivating artistry.

For $15, adults can explore the museum’s rich tapestry of artworks, while college students enjoy a discounted entry fee of $10.

From classical to contemporary pieces, the museum’s diverse collection promises to inspire and engage visitors.

Wander through its halls from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and embark on a visual journey through artistic narratives.

crocker art museum

8. Hiking in Sacramento!

Nature beckons just a short 35-minute drive away from Sacramento. Auburn’s picturesque hiking trails at 150 CA-193, Auburn, CA 95603, offer a serene escape for outdoor enthusiasts.

With lush greenery and invigorating trails, this outdoor paradise is perfect for hiking adventures, inviting visitors to connect with nature’s beauty.

man hiking on a path

7. Restaurants!

Sacramento’s culinary scene is a melting pot of flavors. From the tantalizing aromas of Korean BBQ to the sizzling delights of Japanese Teppanyaki, the city’s restaurants cater to every palate.

Among the gems is The Rind, a cheese-themed haven that speaks to the hearts of cheese enthusiasts. Here, indulge in a symphony of flavors with delectable cheese-based dishes complemented by a curated selection of beer and wine.

Sacramento has one of the best Mexican Food Scenes in California in my opinion.

cheese board

6. Local Brewery

Sacramento’s reputation as a hub for craft breweries precedes it. The city boasts an array of breweries, often accompanied by food trucks serving up mouthwatering treats.

Delve into the rich flavors of handcrafted brews while soaking in the vibrant brewery culture.


5. Golden 1 Center

The Golden 1 Center stands as a beacon for entertainment aficionados. This modern architectural marvel, unveiled in 2016, hosts an array of concerts, shows, and diverse events.

Offering state-of-the-art facilities and a dynamic atmosphere, the center is a hub for top-notch entertainment. Stay ahead of the game by checking the center’s schedule to secure tickets for your preferred events.

Be sure the check out the events ahead of time to book.

4. Sacramento Zoo

Embark on a wild adventure at the Sacramento Zoo.

Ticket prices, ranging from $18 to $22, grant access to a fascinating world of animals.

Spend 2-3 hours immersed in diverse ecosystems and engaging exhibits while encountering captivating creatures from around the globe.


3. State Capitol

Discover the State Capitol’s halls and delve into the rich tapestry of California’s history. Wander through its corridors, absorb the grandeur of its architecture, and learn about pivotal moments that shaped the Golden State.

state capitol

2. Roseville Galleria Mall > Arden Mall

There are two malls in this area. Arden Mall in Sacramento and Roseville Galleria if you are willing to take a 25-minute drive which I say is well worth it. Both of these malls offer what you need, a place to hang out, shop, and food. So if you are in the area, make sure to spend some time in the mall. I’d recommend Roseville Galleria due to the store selection, dining, and overall larger mall with a theater in it.

1. Visit Old Sacramento

    Old Sacramento is located at the heart and downtown of Sacramento by the river. With beautiful scenery for pictures, you wouldn’t want to miss this for the gram. Many shops, eateries, architecture, Sacramento History Museum, a rail museum, bars, and a waterfront. That is why this is my number 1 pick and the most recommended place to go.

    If you didn’t go to Old Sacramento did you really go to Sacramento?

    bridge, sacramento

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