Once a sleepy town, Sacramento is now a bustling city filled with diverse cuisine and nightlife options—not to mention nature escapes on the American River. For those with just one day, here’s how to maximize time in the Golden State’s capital.
Sacramento’s food scene has blossomed into an exciting culinary mecca. Opt for a lighter breakfast and make room for a food walking tour in the Downtown or Midtown districts. Sample some of the area’s best fare while your guide acquaints you with the state capital, and learn about the city’s history, arts, and culture.
Next, it’s time to explore Sacramento’s American River with an exhilarating guided rafting trip. Choose between a variety of rafting tours, including family-friendly options. For those looking for a dry, though equally exciting activity, consider indoor skydiving or a scavenger hunt that takes you to unique spots around town.
For a casual, cool evening in Sac, kick back and relax with a drink on a sunset cruise along the easy-flowing Sacramento River. Float under the Tower Bridge and watch as the city lights up the night sky. Once the yacht has returned to port, disembark and grab a bite to eat while getting crafty at a local paint night, or eat aboard a train during a dinner theater experience filled with plenty of mystery and intrigue.