You’ve hit up Exit Strategy Games in Elk Grove and had a blast. Now, you have the rest of the day or evening to kill, and you’re so pumped up that the last thing you want to do is go home or back to your hotel room.
Fortunately, we have the insider scoop on all the best places to go in Old Sacramento and the region.
Grab Some Grub
Sacramento isn’t just a northern California hotspot. It’s also a place where you can get any kind of fare under the sun. For instance, if you’re in love with Italian food but need some vegetarian eats that taste great, try out Biba on Capitol Avenue.
Sushi more your speed? Mikuni Japanese Restaurant on J Street is worth a visit. Even if you’re not into the raw stuff, you can always find something on their expansive menu. It’s a bit pricey, but that’s what you want from the best sushi.
Add some Latin spice to your life by stopping in to Zocalo, which is also along Capitol Avenue. Word on the street is that the blackberry margarita is a must-purchase treat.
Visit the Historical Sites
Okay, so you might not remember from your civics classes, but Sacramento is the capital of California. As such, the town has tons of historical sites that make for a nice mix of learning and sightseeing.
First, visit the California State Capitol Museum. It’s located on 10th Street and certainly isn’t hard to find with its classical architecture punctuated by a high dome. There, you’ll discover more than you probably knew about one of the largest states of the union.
Afterwards, continue to drill down into the historical significance of Sacramento itself. Along I Street, the Sacramento History museum offers all the ins and outs of how the city came to be. No doubt you’ll be amazed by what you see and hear, even if you’re a lifetime Californian.
Hit Some Niche Museums
Feel like you haven’t quite satisfied your brain cravings? Go museum-hopping!
The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento will give you a new appreciation for the importance of the emerging train industry and how it helped improve economics and commerce. The California Automobile Museum is similarly situated to teach about transportation through visuals like old-time automobiles you just don’t see on the road anymore.
Into the arts scene? The Crocker Art Museum has a beautiful facility and well-educated staff. Wander around the exhibits for as long as you like during business hours. Even if you can’t tell a Renoir from a Warhol, you’ll appreciate something in the Museum’s galleries.
Get Fresh Air
Finally, why not give your legs a power walk around a place like William Land Park? Stroll the trails or just bird watch for some fun in the sun. Have someone who’s exploring colleges in your group? California State University, Sacramento has a gorgeous, walkable campus.
You’re never far from something awesome to do in Sacramento. From escape rooms to escapism via tour guide reenactors, the town appeals to all ages.