THINGS TO DO
There is no shortage of things to do in Sacramento, California. With more than 230 days of sunshine annually, Sacramento is the perfect place to explore the outdoors, soak up the California sun, go wine tasting or attend sporting events. But the things to do here aren’t limited to the outdoors. World-class museums, performing arts groups and other family fun activities make every day unique in California’s capital.
Sacramento365.com is our year-round events calendar for the Sacramento area. The easy-to-use calendar lets you sort by event type, date and venue for fun things to do in the region.
Whether it’s your first time, a weekend whim aboard the train, or your 10th time on a trip to see friends and family, you’ll find plenty of things to do on your visit to Sacramento.
Sacramento has more restaurants highly rated by Zagat than anywhere else in Northern California – including San Francisco. Sacramento is also America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, with fresh seasonal food available year-round at a variety of restaurants for all budgets.
Almost 30 museums in the city showcase everything from Gold Rush history and aviation to the State Capitol museum, the Crocker Art Museum and the expansive California State Railroad Museum.
Families can find an authentic California experience in Sacramento, whether it be for an outdoor adventure or fun times together doing a variety of activities. Several pet-friendly hotels are scattered throughout the city, meaning even the furry family members are welcome.
Arts and Culture
Numerous professional arts groups call Sacramento home, and there are many art galleries and artistic events – from the Crocker Art Museum to the popular Second Saturday Art Walks in Midtown.
The National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings call the city home, as do minor league baseball’s River Cats and the new Sacramento Republic FC soccer team. For those who’d rather get out of a stadium seat and be sporty in Sacramento, there are more than 30 miles of paved bike trails, two rivers for rafting and many other opportunities for recreation.
More than 200 wineries dot the countryside around Sacramento. Five wine regions are within an hour’s drive, and Sacramento is closer by car to Napa and Sonoma than San Francisco.
Regardless of when someone books a visit, Sacramento has something going on. Several dining events scheduled throughout the year are topped only by the annual Farm-to-Fork Week, where Sacramento celebrates its agricultural bounty. Arts events, beer and wine events and Gold Rush Days – where Old Sacramento is transformed back into the Gold Rush era – round out some of the most popular events.