Sacramento Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Sacramento; our list of the best things to see, including Crocker Art Museum, Ella Dining Room and Bar and Arden Fair Mall.
  • The best place in Sacramento: Crocker Art Museum

    Crocker Art Museum

    216 O St
    The oldest continuously operating museum in the West, home to a premier collection of California art. Free on Sundays
    Downtown food nearby
  • Ella Dining Room and Bar

    Ella Dining Room and Bar

    1131 K St
    Ella serves its fabulous food, family-style and encourages diners to share. Their great bar serves fantastic concoctions like home made gin and tonics and "limeade," making for a perfect place for friends and family alike. The fabulous interior was created by award winning design firm, UXUS.
  • Arden Fair Mall

    Arden Fair Mall

    1689 Arden Way
    M-Sat: 10AM-9PM, Sun: 10AM-7PM; restaurant hours vary. Anchored by Nordstrom, Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears, Arden Fair Mall is home to more than 165 national retail shops, boutiques, and restaurants. The adjacent Market Square at Arden Fair is home to additional shopping and restaurants, including a movie theater and a Cheesecake Factory.
    Arden Fair
  • California State Capitol Museum

    California State Capitol Museum

    1315 10th St
    M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa Su 9AM-5PM. Free. The California State Capitol Museum includes the historical state capitol building and the surrounding 16 square city blocks, known as Capitol Park. Inside, tours of the capitol, its legislative chambers, and its restored historic offices are available daily. Outside, the public is free to visit the many gardens, memorials, and monuments located throughout the 40-acre park's grounds. You can get a view up to the Capitol from the Tower Bridge at the southern end of Old Sacramento.
    Downtown food nearby
  • California State Indian Museum

    California State Indian Museum

    2618 K St
    Children 5 & under: free. Contains displays of Native Californian basketry, beadwork, clothing and exhibits about the ongoing traditions of various California Indian tribes.
    Midtown eat nearby
  • California State Railroad Museum

    California State Railroad Museum

    111 I St
    $8 adults, $3 ages 6-17, 5 and under free. A huge museum of railroad history with a large collection of old yet well-preserved trains and equipment. If possible, take Amtrak to the Sacramento station to get into a trainy mood for it.
    Old Sacramento restaurants nearby
  • Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

    Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

    2701 L St
    Children 5 & under: free. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is the oldest restored fort in the United States. Built by John Sutter in the 1840's, the fort now hosts a collection of pioneer and early California artifacts. Self-guided audio tours are available.
    Midtown food nearby
  • Westfield Downtown Plaza

    Westfield Downtown Plaza

    547 L Street
    It contains a Macy's department store, several chains like The Gap and numerous smaller shops.
  • Raging Waters

    Raging Waters

    1600 Exposition Blvd.
    Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 water attractions, slides, pools and activities for children and adults of all ages.
    Point West restaurants nearby
  • Sacramento History Museum

    Sacramento History Museum

    101 I St
    Open daily from 10am-5pm. $5 adults, $4 ages 6-17, 5 and under free. The Sacramento History Museum explores the region’s history from the days before the Gold Rush to the present throughout the museum's two stories of interactive galleries. The museum also offers the perfect starting point for exploring the Old Sacramento State Historic Park!
    Old Sacramento food nearby
  • Steam train rides

    Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
    Hourly, on weekends April through September. $8 adults, $3 ages 6-17, 5 and under free.. Operated by the Railroad Museum, these forty minute excursions are pulled by an historic steam locomotive along the nearby levees.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Shop the Grid

    Midtown Sacramento
    More than 50 boutique shops in Sacramento's original street "grid" cater to a variety of interests, including fashion, beauty, gifts, specialty items, home furnishings, antiques, sporting goods, health and wellness. Shops are located throughout the Downtown and Midtown areas, but the largest cluster of shops are located within a few blocks of the intersection of 24th and J Streets.
  • Country Club Plaza Mall

    2310 Watt Ave.
    Country Club Plaza is ideally located between I-80 and Hwy 50 at Watt Avenue and El Camino, the dominant retail intersection of metropolitan Sacramento with established tenants Macy’s, Ross, Sport Chalet, and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.
  • Story Land

    Route 16
    Rides, shows, play areas. $22 covers all.
    College Glen eat nearby
  • Zocalo


    1801 Capitol Ave
    M-W 11AM-10PM, Th 11AM-11PM, F 11AM-midnite, Sa 9AM-midnite, Su 9AM-10PM. A newer Mexican restaurant affiliated with the legendary Ernesto's, the food is great and the place is usually busy.
  • Rick's Dessert Diner

    Rick's Dessert Diner

    2322 K Street
    Tue-Thu: 10AM–12AM; Fri & Sat: 10AM-1AM; Sun: 12PM-11PM; Mon: 10AM-11PM. Designed as a retro 1950's style diner, Rick's is a popular and award-winning Midtown destination for dessert lovers. Open late for post-dinner date sugar cravings.
  • Centro Cocina Mexicana

    Centro Cocina Mexicana

    2730 J Street
    M-F Lunch, Dinner Sat-Sun Dinner. A staple in the Sacramento dining scene for over 15 years, Centro Cocina Mexicana offers the finest regional Mexican cuisine in a festive and colorful atmosphere.
    East Sacramento
  • Zocalo


    1801 Capitol Ave
    Zocalo is Regional Mexican at its best! Join us on Twitter - @Zocalo_Sactown The original Zocalo is located on the corner of 18th Street and Capitol Avenue in Midtown. (916) 441-0303
  • Hot Italian

    Hot Italian

    1627 16th St
    The Official Facebook Page of HOT ITALIAN
  • Delta King

    Delta King

    1000 Front St
    Delta King is a 285-foot-long paddlewheel steamboat. Delta King is the sister ship to Delta Queen, both christened 20 May 1927, traveling between Sacramento, California and San Francisco, California on 10-hour trips.
  • Tower Cafe

    1518 Broadway
    Su-Th 8AM-11PM, F-Sa 8AM-midnite. A great breakfast spot, busy at any time of day. There's sometimes a line, but absolutely worth it. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast served 8-11am, Monday through Friday. Brunch served 8am-2pm, Satuday and Sunday. Voted Best Breakfast and Best Sunday Brunch in the 2009 Sacramento magazine readers poll. Voted Best Outdoor Dining and Best Breakfast in the 2008 Sacramento News & Review readers poll. Located in a historic and very interesting building, with lots of art from around the world. International, eclectic menu.
    Land Park
  • Tower Theater

    Tower Theater

    2508 Land Park Dr
    The Tower Theater is located in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania at the intersection of 69th and Ludlow Streets. It is adjacent to 69th Street Terminal and is just west of Philadelphia. Since the 1970s, it has been a popular venue for music acts. Known for its natural acoustic properties, the venue has been used for recording live albums by many bands.
    Land Park food nearby
  • Crest Theatre

    Crest Theatre

    1013 K St
    The Crest Theatre is an historic theatre located in downtown Sacramento, California.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Sacramento Valley Chorus

    Sacramento Valley Chorus

    2331 St Marks Way
    The Sacramento Valley is the portion of the California Central Valley that lies to the north of the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta in the U.S. state of California. It encompasses all or parts of ten counties.
    restaurants nearby
  • Kathmandu Kitchen

    Kathmandu Kitchen

    1728 Broadway
    Most dishes hover around $10-12. Serves excellent Indian and Nepalese food - the Mismas Tarkari thali is delicious.
    Land Park
  • Jack's Urban Eats

    1230 20th Street
    A modern-day diner with a retro feel, Jack's grills and roasts meats for sandwiches and salads and offers comfort food side dishes like mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and garlic fries. Additional locations in the greater metropolitan area.
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