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Best things to do in Sacramento

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
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“Art! The Crocker Art Museum is the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West. Huge collection of California art, from the Gold Rush to present day. Love the new wing that houses the contemporary and modern pieces, and there is an extensive collection of international ceramics in the old wing. ”
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Historic Site
“Explore the old sac and get the feeling of Wild West, dine in very cool cozy cafes, try craft beers and gourmet food. When you’re in downtown you can visit the Capitol and walk in the beautiful park that surrounds it. ”
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History Museum
“Even when you live here ( in Sac) you want to visit once a month. Spend a few hours then hit up Old Sac for all it has to offer. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Good place to grab hot food, snacks, groceries, supplements or maybe flirt a bit with hot employees and customers. Enjoy!”
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New American Restaurant
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“May be the best combo of breakfast and ambiance that Sacramento has to offer. Great food and an outdoor seating area that's nothing short of magical.”
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Point of Interest
“Great for first time visitors to Sacramento. Local favorite. Great food, shopping and fun. Great views of the river. ”
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Zoo
“ Founded in 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to nearly 500 animals representing species around the world. Their mission is to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife through education, recreation, and conservation.”
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Point of Interest
“I suggest taking Uber or Lyft as parking near the arena is somewhat pricey. ”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Distance to house: - 2.5 miles Highlights: - The original cocktail bar in Sac. - Super fun speakeasy, pre prohibition era atmophere. - Live music 5 nights a week. - Great food and craft coktail happy hour M-F 4-6pm. ”
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Park
“One of the nicest place to go for a run with a lot of trees for shade all the way through the 3/4 mile loop. There's also a really nice rose garden, library and kids playground and community pool!”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Ordinary grocery store, but open 24 hours and only a five minute drive away.”
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Museum
“Chance to see the State Capitol of California. It is a lovely building with a nice tour. ”
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Baseball Stadium
“Many cities have beloved sports teams, but few treat sports events — even minor league baseball games — as much like a nightlife activity as Sacramento, where eating a Merlino’s freeze while watching a River Cats game at West Sacramento’s Raley Field is a favorite way to spend an evening.”
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Shopping Centre
“If you like people watching, window shopping, or AC in a hot summer day, come here and hang out! :-)”
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German Restaurant
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“Distance from house: - 2.8 miles Highlights: - Duck fat fries and the best burger in Sac! - All the beer and booze. - Great atmosphere for people watching and getting some drinks. - In the heart of Midtown. Close to all. ”
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Historic Site
“Gold Rush-era history buffs won't want to miss Sutter's Fort! Take a walk through history at the Fort, or, opt for a picnic in the park surrounding the Fort! ”
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