6. Point of Interest
The menu of activities to enjoy and the places to visit in the community are endless; however, we have compiled a list of fabulous must-see points, landmarks, parks and amenities that you cannot miss when you and your family move to Sacramento.
The city boasts numerous state-of-the-art history, science, wildlife and art museums, as well as many historic and cultural sites such as: the California Gold Rush’s commercial center (located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park), the California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts; the Maidu Museum & Historic Site; Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park; Sacramento Historic City Cemetery; the California State Capitol Museum & Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park; Sacramento History Museum; Sojourner Truth African American Museum; California Statewide Museum Collection Center; Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Sacramento; California State Railroad Museum; California Automobile Museum; Aerospace Museum of California; Crocker cheap jerseys Art Museum; Verge Center for the Arts; California Agriculture Museum; Wells Fargo History Museum in Downtown; Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum; Museum of Medical History; Powerhouse Science Center Campus; the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and the Sacramento Zoo (which features a museum as well).
6.b Historic Places
Old Sacramento consists of a vibrant shopping and entertainment district, and a very popular destination among national and international tourists. The preserved historic buildings (from the 1850s and 1860s) are one of the major attractions, along with steam-hauled historic trains and paddle steamers.
Some of the most famous buildings include: the Lady Adams building, the Eagle Theatre, the B.F. Hastings building and the Big Four building.
Public guided tours are available at the California State Capitol, which apart from being a historic landmark, is also home of the government of the state, the house of the legislature and the office of the governor.
An iconic symbol of the city is the Tower Bridge that serves as a vehicular and pedestrian connector between Sacramento and West Sacramento.
The American and the Sacramento Rivers waterfront features numerous entertaining options, including dining, boating, swimming and much more.
In Sutter’s Fort (a California Historic Park) you can enjoy tours and events to learn about the gold rush era.
The City Historic Cemetery is an outdoor museum where visitors can appreciate lush gardens, beautiful statues and dramatic markers.
The William Land Park is considered a community in itself (more than a simple park). Besides its convenient location, close to the Sacramento Zoo and the Fairytale Town, it boasts several neighborhoods and dozens of amenities, including water features, a golf course, picnic areas and much more.
The McKinley Park has tennis courts, play structures, open grass fields, running tracks, water features and much more amenities.
Southside Park, located one block from the Southside Community Garden, is one the favorite parks in the community thanks to the large number of great amenities on its grounds, such as: a swimming pool, amphitheater, lake with fishing piers, wading pool, three-quarter mile jogging trail, Southside Clubhouse, accessible playground, par course with four fitness stations and picnic areas.
We highly advise you to visit the Midtown Business Association’s webpage www.exploremidtown.org, in order to find events, farmer’s market information, arts, shops, dining, parks and many more entertaining options.
Another great source for things to do in Sacramento is DowntownGrid’s webpage (www.sacramento.downtowngrid.com), where you can find a large variety of amenities in the central downtown grid of Sacramento, including: arts and culture, coffee shops, lodging, beauty, fitness, health dining and much, much more.
On the website of Sacramento365 (www.sacramento365.com) you will be able to check updating calendars for events of arts, music, film festivals, museum related events and more.
As you can see, residents of Sacramento enjoy an exceptional quality of life, great weather, many parks with a wide array of amenities, trails, great transportation services, and hundreds of local and regional attractions.
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