California Map

Request Free Visitor Guides
  • Places To Go

    A summary of what Sacramento has to offer.

    Summary list of destinations near Sacramento.

    Explore travel information for California cities, towns, parks, regions and more.

    Coverage for every state in the United States.

    Explore neighboring countries (and soon countries throughout the world).

    Sequoia - Kings Canyon

    Stunning Sierra Nevada landscapes in Sequoia National Park range from cool high-alpine wilderness and quiet caverns to mammoth sequoias, gentle foothills and scenic footpaths, hikers and mountain bikers welcome.

  • Things To Do

    Searchable list of Sacramento tour companies, guides and outfitters, rental companies and more.

    Full information on Sacramento Tourist Attractions, Scenic Drives and other easy vacation activities…

    Detailed information on active pursuits in Sacramento such as biking, hiking, golfing and much more.

    Searchable lists of Sacramento museums, parks, galleries, and more.

    Introduction to all the things to do in California.

    Searchable list of tour companies, guides and outfitters, rental companies and more.

    Full information on Tourist Attractions, Scenic Drives, Sightseeing Tours and easy vacation activities..

    Detailed information on active pursuits such as biking, hiking, golfing and much more.

    Museums, parks, galleries, zoos, and everything else you could want to do in California.

    Things To Do

    When summer sunshine melts the snow and warms hidden valleys, California's lakes once more see a steady stream of houseboaters, come to beat the heat at water's edge.

    Learn More
  • Sleep + Eat

    Searchable listings of Sacramento hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast, and more.

    Searchable listings of Sacramento RV parks and campgrounds.

    Experience the best that Sacramento has to offer. Rent a motor home or RV and explore.

    Searchable listings of California hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast, and more.

    Searchable listings of California RV parks and campgrounds.

    Rent a RV or motor home, and start your vacation tour of California.

    Searchable listings of California restaurants, bars, diners, and more.

    Lodging and Hotels

    Use our easy Lodging Search to find exactly the type of accommodation you are looking for at the right price.

    Search Now
  • Travel Planning

    Request Free Travel brochures for Sacramento.

    Travel articles related to Sacramento…

    Transportation companies, driving directions and more for Sacramento.

    Sacramento weather report, historic temperatures and climate info,…

    Travel and tourism books and maps for Sacramento.

    Searchable lists of Sacramento tourism offices and other helpful government agencies.

    Explore destinations near Sacramento.

    Request Free Travel brochures from destinations throughout California.

    Travel articles related to California…

    Transportation companies, airports and interactive maps for California.

    Travel and tourism books and maps for California.

    Basic facts about California, including a guide to every city and town in California.

    Searchable lists of California tourism offices and other helpful government agencies.

    Tourism Planning

    To request Free Travel Planners, click on the image above.

    Learn More
  • Photos + Videos

    Searchable slide shows of California photos.

    Searchable slide shows of California videos.

    Searchable slide shows of Sacramento photos.

    Searchable slide shows of Sacramento videos.

    Photo and Video Gallery

    Browse photos and videos from across the state, take a virtual tour, search for the imagery you want to see.

    View Now
  • Map It!

Sacramento, California: Tackling the State Capital With Your Young Ones in Tow

Description

Stop reading right now if you feel children should be kept at home under lock and key. If, on the other hand, you’ve personally had occasion to brave major urban centers with a traveling troupe of young ones: this is for you. Because we’re here to tell you how to have a good time and keep stress to a minimum while touring Sacramento, California, the Golden State’s capital city. Despite the fact that there’s no longer a Swarzenegger around to play kindergarten cop.

Topping our list of family friendly things to do in good ol’ Sacramento, California? The Sacramento Zoo. It’s not too big, it’s not too small and it’s a fabulous place to let your charges stretch their legs before you tackle downtown.

From here it’s an easy hop onto Interstate 5 for the trip into downtown Sacramento, where you’ll find most of the main tourist sights. For lunch, try a family-friendly spot like the Old Spaghetti Factory, housed in a former train depot several blocks up from the Capitol building. Thus revived, consider a stroll through said California State Capitol, or some child’s play in the 40 acre Capitol Park surrounding.

The heart and tourist soul of this pleasant city, however, is along the Sacramento River west of the Capitol, in Old Sacramento. Wooden boardwalks link Old West-style souvenir shops, saloons and candy stores while the occasional car rattles down cobbled streets. If your troops are getting restless, skip the salt-water taffy and head for the California State Railroad Museum (sure to please any budding train enthusiast) and buy a ticket for the seasonal steam-powered train ride that runs along the riverfront. Next door, the Sacramento History Museum may inject just the educational tone you’re after, particularly if your offspring are older. Otherwise, we can only recommend retreating to the American River Parkway for a restorative evening picnic close to the water.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select one or more Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Sacramento. More Visitor Guides are available in California. Click here to view them all!

Sacramento. Discover Gold! Sacramento. Discover Gold! Sacramento. Discover Gold!
Sacramento is home to Gold Rush-era attractions, California State Capitol tours, outdoor adventures, and hotels, dining and cultural arts for every taste and budget. When you visit Sacramento, you're sure to "Discover Gold!"
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Sonoma County Sonoma County Sonoma County
Wine CountryVisit Sonoma Wine Country. Eat, drink and converse like a local. Because when you're here, you're more than a guest, you're a new friend. Whether you want to sightsee, shop, dine, take in a show, relax or play (or all of the above), simply request our free Visitor Guide to help you get started.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma CountyWelcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming downtown lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike. So come, dip into California's Cornucopia, and fill up on our place of plenty.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.