Best Things To Do & See In Sacramento, California

California Carpet | © Marc Cooper/Flickr
California Carpet | © Marc Cooper/Flickr
Photo of Nikita Washington
9 February 2017

As the capital of California, Sacramento is the home of an impressive array of landmarks, parks, and hidden gems. With its beautiful weather, friendly community, and rich history, Sacramento is one of California’s premier top destinations to visit. Check out our list of fascinating things to do and see in Sacramento.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park

Located within the Old Sacramento Historic District, this historic park is home to the California State Railroad Museum, the Suspects Dinner Theater, and Laughs Unlimited. Whether you’re stopping in for lunch at the Indo Café or enjoying a sit-down meal the Firehouse restaurant, the park has a variety of tasty selections from which to choose. Don’t forget to visit one of the many shops, ranging from apparel to toys, before you head home.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park, 922 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA, USA

Crocker Art Museum

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Crocker Art Museum | © glenngould / Flickr
Built in 1871, the Crocker Art Museum, formerly the E.B. Crocker Art Gallery, is the first public art museum founded in the Western United States. Opened Tuesday through Sunday, the museum offers tours and studio art classes for all ages. On March 13th, the Crocker Art Museum opened its first-ever Andy Warhol exhibit – it will be available until June 19th. In addition, don’t forget to check out their permanent collections of European Art, Asian Art, International Ceramics, African and Oceanic Art, and Californian and American Art.

Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge © John Pastor/Flickr
Tower Bridge | © John Pastor / Flickr
Whether you already live in Sacramento or plan to visit, the Tower Bridge is a must-see attraction. Opened in 1935, under the supervision of architect Alfred Eichler, the now golden-hue bridge is a popular destination among Sacramento residents. This iconic bridge is great for bike riding and walks to and from the downtown Sacramento area. It’s also a great place to get a glimpse at the beautiful river and the historic Old Town – not to mention the bridge looks extremely beautiful when it’s lit up at night.

B Street Theatre

If you’re a fan of plays, then visit the B Street Theatre, which has been recognized as one of Northern California’s top professional theaters. With current shows such as A Masterpiece of Comic…Timing, Frankenstein, and Love and Baseball, the B Street Theatre is sure to delight any fan. Interested in becoming an actor? The theater offers classes for both kids and adults to improve their acting chops. Even sweeter, check out the website to snatch up one of their awesome daily deals.

B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 443 5300

California State Capitol

The building with its neoclassical style should definitely be on your list of things to see while in the city. The State Capitol is not only a beauty simply because of its design but also because of the colorful gardens that extend over several blocks, with tall palms and numerous other species of trees. Open Sunday through Saturday, reserve a free tour of the museum to explore the historic flag collection, the capitol collection, and the limited special exhibits.

California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 324 0333

Sacramento Zoo

Children and adults alike delight in this zoo’s almost 400 species of wildlife. Open 363 days a year and located in William Land Park, the zoo has numerous animals from the black-and-white ruffed lemur to the bobcat. It’s the perfect location to visit on a beautiful day and become educated on the animals. For more information on admission costs, history, and the animals, check out the Sacramento Zoo website.

Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 808 5888