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Things to do in Sacramento

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.
Art Museum
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“Founded in 1885, the Crocker Art Museum is the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River. It holds one of the state's premier collections of Californian art.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Old Sacramento is the riverfront historic district, with Gold Rush-era buildings, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages. It’s home to numerous museums, excursion train rides, souvenir shops, antiques, and several restaurants and bars.”
  • 102 locals recommend
History Museum
“This place is located in Old Sacramento and was a very informative tour for very low cost.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Good place to grab hot food, snacks, groceries, supplements or maybe flirt a bit with hot employees and customers. Enjoy!”
  • 46 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Our absolutely favorite place to eat in Sacramento!!! Has the most beautiful garden area”
  • 46 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Watch the Sacramento Kings play, keep your eye out for concerts, shows, etc.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Modern speakeasy with a vintage vibe & live music, plus seasonal Southern bites & classic cocktails.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great for first time visitors to Sacramento. Local favorite. Great food, shopping and fun. Great views of the river. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Zoo
“ Founded in 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to nearly 500 animals representing species around the world. Their mission is to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife through education, recreation, and conservation.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“East Sacramento is known for its leafy streets and parks, especially McKinley Park, which has a large rose garden, playground, seasonal pool, trails, and hosts many events.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Museum
“The State Capitol is worth a visit. This historic building has lots to see and the grounds are beautiful. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Ordinary grocery store, but open 24 hours and only a five minute drive away.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Sutter’s Fort is a historical Sacramento landmark. Often filled with school children on field trips. Next door to the Indian Museum too.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“next door to the home. great venue for concerts and the home of the sf giants team the rivercats”
  • 33 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“This modern-rustic German beer hall offers draft brews & pub grub, including various sausages.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you like people watching, window shopping, or AC in a hot summer day, come here and hang out! :-)”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Our absolutely favorite place to eat in Sacramento!!! Has the most beautiful garden area”
  • 46 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Modern speakeasy with a vintage vibe & live music, plus seasonal Southern bites & classic cocktails.”
  • 45 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“This modern-rustic German beer hall offers draft brews & pub grub, including various sausages.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you like people watching, window shopping, or AC in a hot summer day, come here and hang out! :-)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This place has it down - great drinks and some of the best Mexican food in downtown. It's a lively place with a great atmosphere. It can get loud during the weekend, so be warned! The bar is big and the margaritas are on point. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Possibly the best breakfast restaurant in Sacramento that is a must visit destination.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in the hometown of co-founder, Bill Dalton, the original Fox & Goose has been in operation for over two hundred years in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, a small town located near the scenic Moors of Northern England. Sacramento’s Fox & Goose, although not nearly as old as the original, has captured the traditional qualities and added an atmosphere all its own. Offering a tantalizing selection of the finest draught beers, most of which are from Great Britain and Ireland, fine wines and a full section of liquors, Fox & Goose remains true to its roots. The varied menu, which includes traditional English dishes along with vegetarian dishes and American food, offers something for everyone. Fox & Goose has a reputation for the “Best Breakfast” in Sacramento, winning awards in this category numerous times. In addition, Fox & Goose offers Lunch, Dinner, and Live Music five nights a week.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cafe
“A local favorite in Midtown. Good food, beer, and coffee found here. Enjoy your beverage on Weatherstone's large patio. Cool place.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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