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Things to do in Rancho Cordova

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The Nature Center has a raptor center (hawks and owls) and educational exhibits. Accessible parking lot. Three hiking trails in woodlands along the American River. Great for birding, photography, hiking.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great thing to do in the summer when Sacramento gets unbearable hot. The river is a nice frigid cold to go frolicking in :-)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Science Museum
“GREAT for children. Really fun place with interactive science and art activities. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“American River Trail (about 30 miles long), excellent for jogging, hiking and bicycle riding. Very clean and well maintained.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy the park and cool off in the river. Great place to have a picnic, enjoy nature, or golf. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“The heart of Carmichael is Milagro Center and a 2 minute drive from your suite. There are several great restaurants including River City Brewing Company and the best Gelato in town. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“This family owner and run small Mexican restaurant has been been pleasing us the 12+ years we have lived here. Very quaint, small bar, excellent margaritas, the food is great. This place is kind of a locals favorite. They sometimes have live music in a intimate setting.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Car Repair
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. Their mimosas and bloody Mary's are delish!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Comedy Club
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Great for families. See salmons from babies to adults. You get to feed them. What a scene!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Great place for either a great breakfast or dinner or anything in-between. The mimosa selections are awesome. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This family owner and run small Mexican restaurant has been been pleasing us the 12+ years we have lived here. Very quaint, small bar, excellent margaritas, the food is great. This place is kind of a locals favorite. They sometimes have live music in a intimate setting.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. Their mimosas and bloody Mary's are delish!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent food, brewed beer, full bar, atmosphere and only a mile from home! The salmon is one of our favorite dishes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kind of a locals favorite, family owned, long history in Carmichael and excellent Italian Food. The atmosphere is very casual. It definitely has a locals feel as opposed to a fancy upscale atmosphere. They do have a full bar separated from the restaurant.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
“Visitors MUST try the Urban Fries!!! There is so much good food to choose from, and you will fall in love. A great place for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. So many fresh options made right in front of you. But all that said you must try those Urban Fries. Bleu cheese, chili oil and pepper flakes atop crispy fries make this such a memorable snack. ”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
“Great place for either a great breakfast or dinner or anything in-between. The mimosa selections are awesome. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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