One of the best things about living in Whitney Ranch is its proximity to the sights and sounds of Sacramento! Explore our great state’s capital, revisit favorite places, discover new ones, and be a tourist in your own backyard. We’re helping you plan a day out this summer in Sacramento, so read on for our recommendations!
California State Fair
Mark your calendar, ‘cause the state fair’s next month and is fun for the whole family! Shop the exhibits, get a thrill on the rides, and eat your weight in fried food. Plan your visit HERE.
Visit the Capitol Building and Museum
A field trip destination for thousands of California school children, the California State Capitol Museum is both fun and educational for kids and grown-ups alike. Learn more about our state and government’s rich history and the legislative process. Visitor information HERE.
Old Sacramento State Historic Museum
Check out the early Gold Rush historic buildings and structures, including the western terminus of the Pony Express and Eagle Theatre. Visitor information HERE.
Explore the Old Sacramento Waterfront
A national historic landmark, the waterfront is living history with lots of things to see and do! From riverboat and railroad rides to local shops and dining experiences, there’s something for everyone. Check out all of the attractions HERE.
Go wild with the animals this summer and make a day of it at the zoo! Maybe even take advantage of the half-price days on July 4, July 5, and August 22. Plan your visit HERE.
Let the kids live and play in their favorite fairy tales (and get the wiggles out!). Be sure to check out their calendar for special events like puppet shows, concerts, and campouts. More HERE.
Get wet, stay cool, and have a blast at Raging Waters. There are lots of thrilling water slides and attractions for the kids, and you’ll love the meandering lazy river. Admission and park info HERE.
California Railroad Museum
Train lovers young and young at heart will love the restored locomotives and train cars at this and interactive exhibit. Train rides are offered throughout the summer, too! Visitor information HERE.
Check Out Street Art
Fill your grid with Instaworthy murals across the city. There’s a host of public and street art downtown that’s a feast for the eyes. Check out a complete list (map included!) HERE.
Sacramento’s called the farm-to-fork capital for good reason. The surrounding farmlands nearby provide deliciously fresh bounty all year long. Certified farmers’ markets occur downtown weekly on Wednesdays and Thursday. Details and map HERE.
Downtown Sacramento Food Tour
Enjoy even more of our region’s hyperlocal produce, meats, and dairy on a food tour in downtown! Eat your way through the city that many are saying is in the middle of a cultural/food renaissance, talk to the chefs and artisans, and discover new flavors from our region. There are quite a few companies that provide tours. A simple Google search will give you lots of options and reviews.
Make a family day out in Sacramento part of your staycation plans this summer!