Celebrated as one of the most diverse and livable cities in America, Sacramento is bursting with some of the best food, art, and history a city has to offer.
Sacramento offers plenty to see and do!
- Love the arts? Residents of the Sacramento area enjoy catching live concerts, visiting one of many museums, attending a variety of theaters, checking out our 800+ murals, or any number of other activities. A wide array of live music venues and events can be found in Sacramento. Ranging from large venues and events such as Golden 1 Center, Country in the Park, and the Aftershock Festival to smaller events and concerts like Ace of Spades, Harlows, and Concerts in the park.
- Foodie at heart? Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital! There are more restaurants with high Zagat ratings in Sacramento than anywhere else in Northern California. Fine dining can be found scattered among the many favorite pizza and burger joints.
- Beer Lovers Unite! More than 50 local breweries operate in and around the city, and many of them source their ingredients locally, ensuring unique flavor profiles and truly local beers. Today’s Sacramento beer scene is vibrant and includes tours of hop yards owned by local brewers to beer dinners, multiple beer festivals, the Farm-to-Fork Celebration, and craft brew tasting rooms scattered throughout the downtown and Midtown core; it’s more accessible than ever before.
- Want to shop ’til you drop? A shopper’s dream! Besides the many small boutiques and large malls, Old Sacramento Waterfront is a National Historic Landmark full of shopping and small eateries.
- Night owl? Between the nightclubs, breweries, small music venues, and Broadway shows, residents can enjoy nightlife the way they want to. Live music can often be heard at local breweries, coffee shops, and restaurants.
- Love to Travel? Weekend trips to Tahoe, Wine Country, and San Fransisco are all under 2 hours away. The Sacramento International Airport will happily bring you to any destination you may be craving.
- History Buff? Stay home and ramble the cobbled streets traversed by horse-drawn carriages herald a throwback to the Sacramento of the 1850s and 1860s. Reconstructed buildings and re-enactments provide plenty of intriguing sightseeing opportunities. If you’re a braver soul, feel free to venture below to explore the abandoned tunnels of the original, flooded-out city.
- Love the outdoors? Only 3 hours from Yosemite National Park and 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, adventurous residents are offered some of the best hiking and scenic views the country has to offer. Don’t feel like driving too far? With 250 days of sunlight, Sacramento offers river rafting, bike paths, and many parks for you to enjoy nearby. Read more about things local offerings here.