Discover Sacramento’s Hidden Gems
View the city’s attractions and sweet eats while you’re in town
Sacramento keeps a piece of its golden history as more than just a keepsake. Visit Old Sacramento and step into the Gold Rush era for a day full of unforgettable festivities.
Car lovers can head over to the California Automobile Museum to check out the permanent and seasonal exhibits that are showcased. The museum offers over 150 vehicles ranging in models, made from 1885 through 2011 and offer insight into how cars have impacted California’s culture. The interactive and educational events and exhibits offer more ways to learn and admire automobiles, such as the Model T Basics & Driving Class, Classic Car Appreciation Weekend, the All Access IndyCar Experience, and many more.
Address: 2200 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818
All aboard and visit the California State Railroad Museum to view the 225,000 sq. ft. of restored locomotives as well as exhibits about the history of the railroading industry in the West. The railroad played a major role in the development of the state of California and you can experience a popular excursion railroad first hand. Take a train ride in the first-class observation car, being pulled by a Granite Rock no. 10 steam locomotive, and once you’re aboard the train make sure you admire the scenic Sacramento waterfront view.
Address: 125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Take in the beauty of the city on the Sacramento River Cruises! You’ll get a chance to see every piece of scenery the city offers while setting sail on the Sacramento River. Choose from the historic river cruise, which will teach you all about the Gold Rush era, the founder of Sacramento, and the legendary Pony Express. If you’re looking for more of a party on the water, you can book tickets aboard the cocktail cruise that features a DJ spinning the hottest music and perfectly crafted cocktails from the bar.
Address: 1206 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Candy Barrel which fits in perfectly with the throwback vibes of Old Sacramento. They offer specialty candies sitting in barrels lining the store so you can fill your candy bag up to your liking. There are over 100 flavors of candies, toffee, chocolates, and other delectable items to choose from. Once you run out, order online to get their amazing sweets delivered straight to your door.
Address: 1006 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will take your chocolate cravings to the next level! Upon entry, you can watch as they hand make their sweet treats, which are made fresh daily. If you’re a fan of candy apples, watching them being made from scratch right before your eyes and dipped in whatever topping you desire will send your taste buds into overdrive. Ever wonder how fudge is made? They’ve got you covered! Just linger around and you’ll see the process and enjoy a free sample once it’s done!
Address: 1039 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Stage Nine's old-fashioned candy and confectionery store is a specialty entertainment and candy store that makes you feel as if you’re walking on a movie set when you enter. It’s more than candy, it’s the ultimate destination for pop culture, TV, movies, animations, clothing, and more. The store carries over 30,000 collectible items, including new-aged toys, a wide selection of artwork, and, of course, candy!
Address: 102 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814