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Things to do in West Sacramento

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more. The Museum has also dedicated the historic building’s entire first floor as an education center, which includes four classrooms, space for student and community exhibitions, the Gerald Hansen Library, and Tot Land. It is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a recognition given to fewer than 1,100 of the nation's 33,000 museums. AAM accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly, and provides quality service to the public.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is a historically preserved part of Sacramento that has really cool shops and you can see the Sacramento tower bridge.”
  • 104 locals recommend
History Museum
“This place is located in Old Sacramento and was a very informative tour for very low cost.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great for first time visitors to Sacramento. Local favorite. Great food, shopping and fun. Great views of the river. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Zoo
“Really fun little zoo that is also across the street from William Land Park and Funderland Amusement Park.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“next door to the home. great venue for concerts and the home of the sf giants team the rivercats”
  • 36 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Specialty grocery store chain features natural and organic groceries. Just on the other side of William Land Park, only one mile away, 15 min. walk. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“William Land Park contains 167 acres of walking or jogging paths, gardens, duck ponds, picnic areas, the zoo, a 9-hole golf course, and more. We are only five blocks from the park. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“The freshest seafood, flown in or delivered daily from around the world, served by a well trained and knowledgeable staff in a comfortable atmosphere. Located along the banks of the mighty Sacramento River.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food
“Vics (Est. 1947) is just a close 5 min. walk. Great ice cream (29 flavors). They've added Vic's Cafe next door recently. The Cafe is perfect for breakfast and serves Temple Coffee (the best) & Grateful Bread pastries. Their menu is in our binder. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Visiting the California Automobile museum is a unique and interesting experience – and that is in large part due to the expansive collection of over 150 vehicles on display. Walking through the exhibits will take visitors past cars from 1885 and all the way through to 2011. It is walk through the history of cars and California culture! Our collection is known for being representative of what was actually on the roads over the years. This means that we may even have the car you, your parent, or your grandparent used to drive! From affordable kit cars and Model Ts to luxurious Packards and Lamborghinis, our collection represents all spectrums of cars driven in California over the last 120 year”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“Good place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Summer time live music, lively bar as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“It's got everything: Picnic areas, beaches, 34 mile bike trail, ballfields, fishing & boating and more. Our favorite place to ride electric JUMP bikes (get the App and rent all over town). Fun, Scenic and Effortless (seriously!!). One of our favorite things to do with visitors!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“The former Arco Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings. There are also circuses, motocross, ice skating, concerts. It's the event venue in town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bridge
“The iconic golden tower bridge - walk or bike out on it for lovely views of the river!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun place to grab some delicious food and then walk around Old Town Sacramento. Very festive environment and we have never been disappointed with their crab pots. All of them are good! Be sure and ask them what they recommend as certain items are in season and extra fresh.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The freshest seafood, flown in or delivered daily from around the world, served by a well trained and knowledgeable staff in a comfortable atmosphere. Located along the banks of the mighty Sacramento River.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“The best Banh Mi sandwich in town. Their burgers and loaded fries are equally delicious. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun place to grab some delicious food and then walk around Old Town Sacramento. Very festive environment and we have never been disappointed with their crab pots. All of them are good! Be sure and ask them what they recommend as certain items are in season and extra fresh.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Awesome food! can't say enough good things about this place. more on the expensive side, but worth it. Love the location of Old Sacramento. Fun place to explore after dinner. Very upscale place. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are in the mood for a good burger and craft beer, this is a great place to go!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast, lunch, or dinner floating on the river. Small, local, good food, bar. You walk down an old airplane jetway to get into restaurant, and its level changes with the height of the Sacramento River. Cozy on a winter's afternoon, great place to relax on the River anytime.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“This place has it all - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a full bar. But its biggest selling point is its patio overlooking the Sacramento River. This is a great place to enjoy a meal and watch boats pass by on the river.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brewery
“So many choices of craft beer, live local bands on certain days, great views of downtown Sacramento and the baseball stadium, kids and pet friendly.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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