Today’s travelers are more connected than ever. Friends, work and information of all kinds are never further away than the tap of a touchscreen. And while smart phones, iPads and other technologies have made travelling easier and more enjoyable in many ways, sometimes you just want to disconnect and enjoy your surroundings.
Sacramento offers travelers many opportunities to separate themselves from their everyday lives and electronic devices so they can enjoy all the great attractions Northern California has to offer. From Sacramento recreation to wineries, you can put down the smartphone and enjoy yourself on your Northern California vacation.
The American River Parkway in Sacramento is one of the area’s finest way to get away from it all. With over 30 miles of paved trail that weaves through riparian forests and wetlands alongside its namesake river, riders on the bike trail won’t even feel like they’re in the city. Bike rentals are available at several shops in town and some Sacramento hotels even have rental bikes right in their lobbies.
The American River also offers adventure seekers great whitewater rafting opportunities. From a quick 3-hour trip to multi-day camping and rafting excursions, there are whitewater experiences for all skill levels. Many of these guided trips start in the Gold Country near the Gold Rush town of Coloma where you’d be lucky to get mobile service at all. But you wouldn’t want to have your phone with you on the river anyhow. Rafting trips through rapids with names like Troublemaker, Satan’s Cesspool and Meat Grinder will leave you soaked and are not exactly phone-friendly.
For those looking to disconnect in a slightly more relaxed manner, there are over 200 wineries in the Sacramento region. Turn off the phone and enjoy the small wineries that dot the foothills of the Gold Country. After a few glasses of wine, you probably shouldn’t be responding to work emails anyhow. Wine tours and limo rentals are available from downtown Sacramento so you won’t even need your GPS.
Of course, after enjoying a day disconnected from your smartphone and enjoying these great Sacramento tourist attractions, you can return to all the modern day comforts and wi-fi capabilities of your Sacramento hotel.
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