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2 Days in Sacramento

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Sacramento, hailed as the America’s most diverse and livable cities, is full of history and advancing every year. The city is on the move! Travelers can experience the Western charm and elegance through riverboat cruises, horse-drawn buggy rides, and several historic exhibits. Those inclined towards contemporary fun and entertainment can tour the wineries, hit the nightclubs, or bike the river parkway. The city has something for everyone! Know the city closely through our guide and get in as much as you can in fun and entertainment filled two days-

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Day 1: Have Fun in the Sactown Sun!

8:00am- Take a walk at the McKinley Park!

Jump-start your day with a walk at the McKinley Park and enjoy the nature’s beauty and other wonderful sights. Walk paths, tennis court, playgrounds, trees and rose garden, trails, this park has it all to keep you relaxed.

Address: 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States
Phone: 1 916-452-8011
Website: www.cityofsacramento.org/parksandrecreation/recreation/rosegard

9:00am- Hearty Breakfast at Tower Cafe!

Head over to the Tower Cafe for a yummy breakfast having international flavor. The cafe serves Spanish, Asian and classic breakfast. It is regarded as an international bakery and restaurant.

Address: 1518 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818, United States
Phone: 1 916-441-0222
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-11:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 8:00am-12:00am; Sunday: 8:00am-11:00pm
Website: www.towercafe.com

Distance from McKinley Park: 2.6miles or 6minutes drive

10:00am- Wander through the Art Foundry!

After a hearty breakfast, head over to the Art Foundry that features traditional art to modern art to experiment works.

Address: 1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States
Phone: (916) 444-2787
Website: www.artfoundrygallery.blogspot.com

Distance from Tower Cafe: 1.1miles or 5minutes drive

11:00am-Walk the halls of the California State Capitol!

Time for some state history! Head on to the California State Capitol, an architecturally beautiful spot, steeped in history. Check out the State’s past governor’s history, and antiques, art and displays about the state’s political process. Stroll around the beautiful garden outside on the Capitol grounds that have several species of trees and flowers.

Address: 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 916-324-0333
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov

Distance from Art Foundry: 0.4miles or 2minutes drive

12:00pm- Browse the Gold Rush Era Art at Crocker Art Museum!

Head over to the Crocker Art Museum that houses over 14,000 pieces in its permanent collection. The museum features nineteenth century, including American art, African, European and Asian art, modern pieces, paintings and photography. The paintings not to be missed from the gold rush period are: “Fandango”, and “Sunday Morning in the Mines”.

Address: 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 1 916-808-7000
Opening hours: Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Thursday: 10:00am-9:00p; Friday-Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.crockerartmuseum.org

Distance from California State Capitol: 0.9miles or 4minutes drive

1:00pm- Lunch!

Head to the Tower Bridge Bistro (100 Capitol Mall) that serves French cuisines, or go to the Il Fornaio (400 Capitol Mall Wells Fargo Center) that serves Italian fare. For some American fare, head over to the Rio City Cafe (1110 Front Street); for seafood, drop by the Joe’s Crab Shack (1210 Front St).

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2:00pm- Live thorough the Pony Express Period at Old Sacramento!

To get the taste of history, walk through the streets of the Old Sacramento, a riverfront neighborhood that comprises of more than 50 historic buildings. Take a tour of the underground and check out the historic buildings, exhibits of the Gold Rush, artifacts, excavated foundations, and enclosed walkways. Get a glimpse of the days gone by while traveling underground!

Also, at the Old Sacramento is located the California State Railroad Museum (125 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States) that features an impressive collection of restored locomotives, cars, model trains and railway coaches. Restaurants, shopping spots, bars, theaters, hotels and museums dot the Old Sacramento.

4:00pm- Browse the California Museum!

Learn about the California history and development at the California Museum. The museum has exhibits of California’s ethnic and cultural past. It has exhibits that emphasize on the pioneers and local art and traditions.

Address: 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 1 916-653-7524
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.californiamuseum.org

Distance from Old Sacramento: 1.3miles or 6minutes drive

5:00pm-Spend an evening at the Sacramento Theatre Company!

Head over to the Sacramento Theatre Company which hosts productions, such as Broadway, music, piano and other stage shows, for all ages and interests.

Address: 1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 1 916-443-6722
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Website: www.sactheatre.org

Distance from the California Museum: 1.0miles or 5minutes drive

6:00pm-Shop local style at Sacramento Downtown Plaza!

Shop your fav brands at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza, an open-air mall that features more than 75 stores, such as Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Forever 21, Outfitters, Macys’, and more.

Address: 547 L Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States
Phone: 916-442-4000
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Website: www.sacdowntownplaza.com

Distance from Sacramento Theatre Company: 1.1miles or 6minutes drive


Time for evening drinks! Head over to the Revolution Wines (2831 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States), a small industrial-trendy winery with free wine tastings.

8:00pm- Taste the Farm-to-Table Cuisines!

Dine at the Ella Dining Room and Bar (1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States) that serves New American and French food. It focuses on local produce.

Distance from Revolution Wines: 2.0miles or 8minutes drive

Or head over to the Biba Restaurant (2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States) that serves authentic Italian food and has an impressive wine list as well.

Distance from the Revolution Wines: 0.6miles or 4minutes drive

10:00pm-Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of the Sactown!

Sactown nightlife has grown in the recent years, with nightclubs, bars of all kinds, wine bars and pubs dotted throughout the city. Hit the Harlow’s NightClub (2708 J Street, Sacramento CA, 95816, United States); sip a few drinks while enjoying the live music that ranges from jazz to reggae, R&B, blues and salsa. Or hit the dance floor at the Faces (2000 K Street, Sacramento CA, 95811, United States), a popular gay bar club in the Sactown.

12:00am- Late-night eats and drinks at Blue Cue!

Grab a drink, enjoy a game of pool and relish the delectable late-night eat at the Blue Cue.

Address: 1004 28th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States
Phone: 1 916-441-6810
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 4:00pm-2:00am
Website: www.bluecue.com

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9:00am- Partake of breakfast at 33rd Street Bistro!

Kick off your mornings with a healthy breakfast at the 33red Street Bistro. This casual eatery serves regional American and Pacific Northwest-inspired fare.

Address: 3301 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States
Phone: 1 916-455-2233
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 8:00am-10:00pm
Website: www.33rdstreetbistro.com

10:00am-Check out the Gold Rush Era Artifacts at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park!

Head over to the Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where the guides are dressed in period clothes and demonstrate the explorer’s life during the early 1800s. Explore the gold-rush era artifacts and other exhibits. This spot recaptures the essence of the nineteenth century!

Address: 2701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States
Phone: 1 916-445-4422
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.parks.ca.gov

Distance from 33rd Street Bistro: 0.6miles or 3minutes drive

11:00am-Tour the Governor’s Mansion!

Head over to the Governor’s Mansion that housed thirteen governors. Take a stroll around the garden with exotic plants that encompass the mansion. This place exudes history!

Address: 1526 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 1 916-323-3047
Opening hours: www.parks.ca.gov
Distance from Sutter Fort to Governor Mansion: 1.4miles or 6minutes drive

12:00pm- Saunter at California Automobile Museum!

Browse the California Automobile Museum that has exhibits of classic and antique automobiles from the late 1800s to the early 2000s. The museum describes the history of four-wheels!

Address: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818, United States
Phone: 916-442-6802
Website: www.calautomuseum.org

1:00pm- Out to Lunch!

Head over to the Crocker Cafe (216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States) that serves American fare, or Pilothouse Restaurant (1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States); for some contemporary Southern fare, head over to the South (2005 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818, United States).

2:00pm-Face-to-face with animals at Sacramento Zoo!

Visit the Sacramento Zoo features more than 400 exotic animals from all across the world. Some of the famous exhibits at the Sacramento zoo are Asian Forest, Tall Wonders, Reptile House, Australian Outback, and more. The zoo offers fun and exciting events and educational activities as well.

Address: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822, United States
Phone: 916-808-5885
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.saczoo.org

3:00pm- Stroll around the Fairytale Town!

Walk around the Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822, United States), a theme park for children where nursery rhymes and fairy tales come to life. Then, go to the Funderland Amusement Park (1350 17th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95822, United States) which has kids-friendly rides. Experience the thrill of the rides, enjoy the merry-go-round and relish the cotton candy at the Park. Have some family time at this spot!

Distance from Sacramento Zoo to Fairytale Town: 1minute

5:00pm- Catch a show at an historic theater!

Watch an art house flick at the Tower Theatre (2508 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95818, United States). Or attend a concert or event or see a show at the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States), or see a play or a movie at the Guild Theater (2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, United States).

6:00pm-Therapy time folks!

Shopping time! Head over to the Arden Fair Mall that features some of the popular brands. It has 165 specialty stores, such as Macy’s JCPenney, the Disney Store, Sears, Nordstrom, Apple, and more. Get everything you want under one roof!

Address: 1689 Arden Way Suite No. 1167, Sacramento, CA 95815, United States
Phone: (916) 920-1167
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Website: www.ardenfair.com

7:00pm- Grab a glass of wine at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. wine bar!

Head over to the 58 Degrees & Holding Co. Wine Bar that has a great by-the-glass wines selection. Grab a glass of wine and have a bar grub at this spot.

Address: 1217 18th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States
Phone: 1 916-442-5858
Opening hours: Monday-11:00am-10:00pm; Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday:
11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Website: www.58degrees.com

8:00pm- Sate your appetite!

Dinner time it is! Head over to the Frank Fat’s (806 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States) serves Chinese cuisines with a new flair, or go to the Tres Hermanas (2416 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States) that serves classic Tex-Mex fare made from fresh ingredients. Craving for Italian, French and California fare, head over to the Waterboy (2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States).

10:00pm-Go out and paint the town red!

Time travel to the 60s nightlife with music, dance, scotches and martinis, dim lights and red velvet walls at Back Door Lounge (1112 Firehouse Alley, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States). Groove to the DJs dance music at the Park Ultra Lounge (1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States), or dance the night away at the MIX Downtown (1525 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States)

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