LA AND SAN FRANCISCO MIGHT BE CALIFORNIA’S HOTTEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, BUT ITS HUMBLE CAPITAL OF SACRAMENTO ALSO HAS A LOT TO OFFER, 100 EXCITING THINGS TO DO TO BE EXACT.
What is there to do?
THE PEOPLE, THE PLACES, THE VIBE.
Seven times Emmy Award-winning television producer, TV host, and director of multiple feature films, Mark S. Allen, reveals his hometown’s best kept secrets in his new book called 100 Things to do in Sacramento Before You Die.
WHERE TO EAT
The book does a wonderful job balancing between expensive and thrifty. Here are some editor’s picks for featured restaurants:
The Kitchen, perhaps the swankiest restaurant in the capital region. This bucket list-worthy dining experience is a four-hour feast prepared by one of the best chefs in the world and paired with fine wines. It’s a bit pricey, but worth every penny. The restaurant is normally booked months in advance, so make reservations early.
The Underground Tasting Room presents quite possibly one of the most romantic and charming nights you can find in Sacramento. There you can enjoy fine local wines paired with cheese plates and succulent chocolates in a brick courtyard that feel like a rural French countryside.
SactoMOFO, or Sacramento Mobile Food Events, is a local food festival on a move. More than thirty once-in-a-lifetime-experience food trucks come together to offer authentic, diverse, and hip dining experience. Check their social media and website for locations and dates.
You can find 100 Things to do in Sacramento Before You Die in local bookstores or online to get more information about the featured items or discover more things to do in the capital region. Have a night out on the town.
From chill to thrill, Sacramento offers plenty of options for fun and entertainment!
Ever thought of throwing an axe while drinking beer? What could possibly go wrong? Surprisingly, it can be totally safe and lots of fun. Sacramento is now home to Smart Axe, one of America’s premier axe-throwing pubs. It’s about the biggest you’ll find on the West Coast! Try it, you won’t regret it! Many people have described axe throwing as “darts on steroids,” and upon trying, are instantly addicted.
This is equally great for a date night and a night out with friends. Located onboard a historic moored riverboat, this adventure starts with a fantastic dinner party and transitions into a thrilling live game. You get to solve a murder mystery onboard a historic steamboat where you can stay overnight if you book a cabin in advance.
PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL
This is a great option for those looking for a fun, relaxing night out. It’s a twenty-five-thousand-foot playground wonderland or karaoke, bowling, virtual reality, billiards, table games, darts, and vintage arcade machines.
If you want to go big, Punch Bowl Social is within the complex of the ritzy Sawyer Hotel. Get a room and make it a small getaway!
Sports & Leisure
Ever wanted to dangle upside down while climbing an arch? It’s not as dangerous as it sounds! Sacramento Pipework offers more than forty thousand square feet of climbing terrain and the largest indoor bouldering area on the West Coast. Whether you are an experience rock climber, or a first time walk-in, this place offers an amazing way to stay active while having a great time!
AMERICAN RIVER RAFTING
Want to enjoy nature while being lazy? Float down the American River on a raft while sipping drinks and munching snack! Park your car, rent a raft, enjoy yourself while floating down the river, and have them drop you off back at your vehicle afterwards! It’s that easy!
BIKE AMERICAN RIVER TRAIL
Looking for something more physical to stay fit? A 32-mile long American River Bike Trail offers a great way to stroll along the river edges while enjoying beautiful scenery. You can choose your own adventure by making this an entire day or just a great hour!
Sacramento is officially the nation’s farm-to-fork capital! Experience food from local farmers at the most extravagant gala in town – the Farm-to-Fork Taste of Summer dinner on the Tower Bridge!
You can find 100 Things to Do in Sacramento Before You Die in local bookstores or online. 100% of proceeds from book sales go to THE FIREFIGHTERS BURN INSTITUTE!
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