10 things you must do in Sacramento, CA

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There is so much to see and do in Sacramento as it’s full of rich culture and history. There is a famous saying from Sacramento “California starts here” and we want to show you why.

You’ll also find some of the best hotels in California in Sacramento, including the comfy and budget-friendly GoodNite Inn.

We’ve put together a list of 10 things you simply must do on your next trip to Sacramento:

Visit the Old Sacramento State Historic Park

This historic park covers the whole of the 1850’s business district. It actually became a National Historic landmark in 1965. The park is full of historic buildings such as The Eagle Theatre. There is a stunning waterfront, that people flock to from all over the world to see.

  • Visit the California State Railroad Museum

This is one of the most popular museums in the whole of Sacramento. Visitors come to learn the history of the railroad, and see the restored railroad cars and locomotives. You’ll really step back in time and see how the railroad impacted California.

  • The Crocker Art Museum

This museum has been open since 1871, and is full of international ceramics collections. If you’re looking to spend a day soaking up some art and culture you’ll be able to explore these arts dating back to the Gold Rush, all day.

  • Go to the Sacramento Zoo

Introduce yourself to over 400 animals at the Sacramento Zoo, where you’ll find animals from all over the world.

After a long day at the zoo, you’ll be looking for one of the aaa hotels Sacramento, CA, so look no further than the Good Nite Inn which is just a 10-minute drive away.

  • Visit the California State Capitol Museum

Soak up California’s history as well as exploring its current government buildings. You can explore the museum, and enjoy the stunning building it’s in.

  • Catch a game at The Sleep Train Arena

Sacramento is home to the NBA team the Sacramento Kings since 1988. They are the longest running NBA franchise, so whilst visiting you must take a trip to The Sleep Train Arena and catch a game if you can.

It’s just a 16-minute drive from our Good Nite Inn hotels.

  • Get wet and wild at Raging Waters Waterpark

On a hot day, there is nothing better than heading to the largest waterpark in Sacramento, Raging Water. There are over 25 water rides, slides and pools. It is right in the center of the cityand has something for everyone.

  • Take a walk over Tower Bridge

This is the bridge that connects West Sacramento in Yolo County to Sacramento County East. The bridge was built in 1935 and when it opened they sent 100 homing pigeons across the state to tell people of the news.

  • Go to the Sacramento Museum

Whilst most people think about the Gold Rush when they think of Sacramento, there is actually so much more to the city. You can explore the history of the city thanks to its interactive attractions that bring the past to life.

Visit the Eagle Theatre

This was the first ever permanent theatre in California. It was a wooden structure built in 1849, and was originally built for the gold miners looking for a place to relax. But, be careful because the building is said to be haunted and has actually featured on many TV shows where the from Ghost Adventures caught an image of a chair rocking by itself.

And after all the exploring you’ll need a place to rest your head. The Good Nite Inn Sacramento, is the perfect place.