Things To Do In Sacramento


Sacramento California offers many great things to do. Whether we live in the area or we’re just visiting, we’ll enjoy a variety of options when it comes to things to do. Here are a few to get we started. No visit to the area would be complete without a visit to the following attractions.


Sutter’s Fort


Swiss immigrant John Sutter received his land grant in 1839. He received it from the Mexican Government. He took his land and created an agricultural empire and called it the New Helvetia (for New Switzerland).


Thus, the earliest establishment for the region was developed. Originally a trade colony, it was soon an empire and the first white settlement in the area. In the year 1847, the Donner Party was stranded in the Sierra Nevada’s and Sutter extended his hospitality to provide temporary refuge for the party.


Unfortunately, less than a decade into the settlement gold seekers took it over and moved in. Today, it’s been restored to its former glory. The six acres are now open for tours.


Railroad Museum


If we’re into the railroad, we’ll enjoy standing in the shadow of the 150-year-old monument to innovation as well as engineering and history. This 40-ton monument is fascinating and a must see.


Rid the rails that played a key role in the creation and development of the Golden State. Watch as the interactive exhibits come to life and show we how the railways designed the region.


Children of all ages will enjoy this exhibit. The railway has something for everyone. From the restored engines to the rolling stock we’ll see how the railways shaped the state. Whether this is the first visit or one of several, there’s always something new to see.


Learn how the railways communicated without words and the science that made it all possible. See how they are able to communicate after dark in spite of distance and darkness. Even in inclement weather, they are able to communicate. The Without Words exhibit will give a new appreciation to the railway whistle and flags.


California State Capital Building


Although the State Capital is a working government facility, it also offers free tours of the facility. Open weekdays from 8 to 5 and weekends from 9 to 5 visitors can enjoy a free tour. Team Giving Volunteer opportunities are a fantastic way to get involved with the local community.

Keep in mind that security measures are in place due to the fact that this is a working government facility. Employee’s and visitors must all pass through metal detectors, X-rays and all packages and bags must be fully examined.


Positive Identification is a must and there is an extensive list of prohibited items that must be strictly adhered to. As this list is subject to updates, always check the website prior to visiting to ensure full compliance. We think that is a wonderful place to visit as well.


Old Sacramento


Here we’ll enjoy old fashioned wooden sidewalks and old-timey shops. We can stroll through a variety of candy stores and old-fashioned saloons. Take a step back into yesteryear and enjoy the various street vendors and actors.


We’ll have a wonderful visit when we visit Sacramento if we include these must see sights on our list of things to do in Sacramento in Northern California.