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Top Five Family-Friendly Things To-Do in Sacramento

Many people may not think of Sacramento as a tourist destination, but the city has so much to offer for everyone with attractions suitable for people of all ages.  From its restaurant scene, coffee shops, museums, city art and up-and-coming sports teams, visitors will leave the capital city of California with a new appreciation for America's Farm-to-Fork Capital and City of Trees!

If you're planning a trip to Sacramento, be sure to check out my top five family-friendly things to do in the capital city of California:
  • Step back in time and visit an era gone by in Old Sacramento
    • See the past, present and future of trains and visit the CA State Railroad Museum. 
    • Take a train ride along the Sacramento River
    • Grab a bite to eat at the riverfront restaurant and visit the shops throughout Old Sacramento 

  • Explore the sights and sounds of William Land Park:
    • There are so many kid-friendly things to do in Wailliam Lan Park including visiting the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, taking a pony ride, strolling through the WPA Rock Garden, feeding ducks and just enjoying everything the park has to offer!

  • Explore your creative side 
    • Spend an afternoon at the Crocker Art Museum which is the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River and hosts one of the state's premier collections of Californian art.
    • Go on a Mural Tour
      • Sacramento is home to more than 500+ murals and artwork - a number that grows each year with the Wide Open Walls Mural festival.

  • Explore the State Capitol Building and Grounds
    • Take a tour of the Capitol - It is architecturally stunning, rich with history and free to the public. 
    • Be sure to walk the grounds of the Capitol as well 

  • Grab a Ticket for one of our Local Sports Teams
    • Catch a Sacramento Rivercats baseball game at Raley Field
    • Watch the young and exciting Sacramento Kings at the most technologically advanced arena in the NBA, the Golden 1 Center, located in the new Downtown Commons (DOCO) center  
    • Cheer on the Republic FC, at Papa Murphy's Park at Cal Expo, who were just recently awarded a spot in Major League Soccer (MLS).  The new downtown stadium opening in 2022 is going to be awesome!

There is tons of things to do and see for families in Sacramento!  The next time you visit, be sure to take the time to explore the city and not just pass through on your way to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe or Wine Country - And if you're a local be sure to explore more and experience everything Sacramento has to offer!