Sacramento’s hidden gems are worth taking time to discover.
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, spend a day in Old Sacramento and step into the Golden Rush era for a day full of unforgettable festivities.
There are so many ways to have fun in Sacramento, check out some cool places.
Old Sacramento State Park is a historic gem that keeps visitors coming for more than just the sights. There are plenty of ways to keep your day full of fun attractions. Car lovers can head over to the California Automobile Museum to check out the permanent and seasonal exhibits that are showcased through a variety of mediums. The museum offers over 150 vehicles ranging in models made from 1885 through 2011 that offer an 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:1014 2nd St #200, Sacramento, CA 95814
California State Railroad Museum
All aboard the California State Railroad Museum to view the 225,000 sq. feet of restored locomotives and exhibits about the history of the railroad 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 Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento River Cruises
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. Sail out on the 6 pm cruise for Alive After Five or the 8 pm Rock The Yacht.
Address: 1206 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Take a tasty tour of the city!
The Candy Barrel
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 ordered to your door.
Address: 1006 Second Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3202
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
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
The Old-Fashioned Candy and Confectionary Store
Stage Nine 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, from new-aged toys along with a wide selection of artwork and candies.
Address: 1107 Front St Sacramento, CA 95814