Whether you’ve lived in Sacramento your whole life, or are visiting for the weekend, there is so still so much to do, taste, and see. Here are 21 things you should do in Sacramento at least once in your lifetime.


1. Eat at a Michelin-Rated Restaurant

DTN - ROS - Localis

Image Courtesy of: Localis


2. Go to a Sacramento Music Festival



3. Take a Tour of the California State Capitol

General-State Capitol(Tom Myers)

Image Courtesy of: Tom Myers


4. Watch the Sacramento Kings Light the Beam

Sacramento Kings' BeamImage Courtesy of: Francisco Chavira


5. Score Tickets to the Tower Bridge Dinner

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Tower Bridge Dinner 2022

Image Courtesy of: Francisco Chavira


6. See Mermaids at Dive Bar

Dive Bar

Image Courtesy of: Francisco Chavira


7. Take an Underground Tour of Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento Underground


8. Ride a Horse-Drawn Carriage Through the Fab 40s at Christmas Time


Each year, this neighborhood in East Sacramento puts on some of the best festive light displays in the city.Image Courtesy of: Lisa Nottingham


9. Take Photos at McGee’s Old-Time Photos


10. Visit Northern America’s Biggest Railroad Museum

California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento


11. Check out Acoustic Sanctuary at the Old Sacramento Waterfront


12. Cruise Down the Sacramento River on the Sac Brew Boat


Sac Brew Boat


13. Try out Sacramento River Fox Train’s Rail Bikes


14. Experience Arts & Culture on a Self-Guided Tour of Wide Open Walls


Wide Open Walls mural by Shonna McDaniels.


15. Try Frank Fat’s Banana Cream Pie


16. Take Photos During the Super Bloom




17. Raise a Toast with a Drink Created in Sacramento


18. Go to a Sacramento Republic FC Game


Sac Republic


19. Try Pho at Little Saigon


20. Go Whitewater Rafting Along the American River

American River Rafting


21. Visit one of the Largest Farmers Market Scenes in the Nation


Midtown Farmers MarketImage Courtesy of: Midtown Association