Activities


Camp Sacramento

Spend your family vacation in the peaceful Northern California mountain site located in the Eldorado National Forest. Camp Sacramento is the perfect affordable family vacation. Supervised recreation programs, river play, cool nights, warm days, friendly and entertaining staff, lots of leisure time, a beautiful setting, campers of all ages and great food are all part of this terrific Camp Experience.

Camp Sacramento offers eight mini Camp (4 days/3 nights) and four week-long (6 days/5 nights) vacation sessions during its 2010 Family Camp season . We provide guests with 3 meals a day and a vacation full of recreation activities. This is all included in the camp fees . Come and join us as we begin our 90th year of Family Camping Adventures.The last week of the season at Camp Sacramento is Senior Adventure Camp , open only to adults age 50 and older.

Sacramento Zoo - Wildly Inspiring!

Who we are!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo is wholly managed by the nonprofit Sacramento Zoological Society and inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.

Fairy Tale Town

Children learn through play, and that's what Fairytale Town is all about!

Let your imagination run wild at Fairytale Town, a 2.5-acre children's play park and outdoor children's museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life!
Located in William Land Park in Sacramento, Fairytale Town has delighted millions of guests, inspiring imagination, creativity and literacy since it opened in 1959. Over 25 bright and colorful play sets give young children a backdrop to act out their favorite stories, to encourage creative discovery, and to exercise their minds and bodies on child-friendly slides throughout the lush grounds.
Home to a friendly menagerie of animals from the pages of favorite children's stories, children can meet Peter Rabbit at Mr. McGregor's Garden and see the sheep that Mary brought to school one day. Small gardeners can help water seasonal vegetable beds and seek out a sprouting alphabet of exotic plants.
Small adventurers can join Robin Hood's band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest's extensive new play fort. Children can go down Jack's Beanstalk, ride in Cinderella's carriage, and burn off extra energy walking on The Crooked Mile, a favorite play structure for many of our guests young and old.
King Arthur's Castle has been the place for unforgettable birthday parties for three generations.
Annual memberships make it easy for today's families to make Fairytale Town part of their lives, with free admission and park discounts for twelve whole months.
Year-round special events, theater performances and educational programming celebrate holidays, introduce multicultural themes, promote literacy and offer creative experiences to thousands of visitors.

Sacramento Marina

The Sacramento Marina is nestled amidst a beautiful riverfront park, just minutes from downtown Sacramento, California. Our Marina is the largest along the Sacramento River, providing the only off-river dockage in the area. The location offers the convenience of easy vehicle-access to the entire metropolitan freeway system.

The Sacramento Marina recently completed a major renovation in the South Basin of the Marina and fuel dock. It has a total of 475 slips varying in sizes from 25' -50', including end ties. The Marina is open to the boating public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Sacramento Marina administration building is open Monday thru Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Saturday 9:00AM to 3:00PM, and closed on Sunday. The fuel dock is open every day, including holidays. The hours of operation vary depending on the season. Please call the Marina Administration Office at 916-808-5712 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 916-808-5712 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or the Marina Cell Phone at 916-807-0838 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 916-807-0838 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for current fuel dock hours.

The Sacramento Marina is easily accessible from US-50, I-80 and I-5. Its natural, serene setting and proximity to the Sacramento and American Rivers offer abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. Boating and water sports can be enjoyed on the area's lakes and rivers, and along over 1,000 miles of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta's waterways.

Marina Features

Beautiful 57-acre riverfront park with picnic facilities and restrooms:

  • Four-lane concrete launch ramp with boarding floats, available 24 hours a day. For more information, please see our FAQs section.
  • Ample, free parking
  • Free pump-out station
  • 24 hour Security Program
  • Heated, tiled restrooms and showers
  • Telephone service available at slips
  • Individual water hookups (hose bibs)
  • Dock locker-boxes available to rent or own
  • 475 berths varying in length from 25' to 50'
  • End ties: up to 52 feet
  • Average Marina depth: 8 feet

Fuel dock and store:

  • Open 7 days a week all year.
  • Please call the Marina Administration Office at 916-808-5712 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 916-808-5712 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or the Marina Cell Phone at 916-807-0838 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 916-807-0838 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for current fuel dock hours.
  • Payment methods accepted: cash, check, MasterCard or Visa
  • Fuel: Unleaded 87-Octane
  • Supplies: food, drinks, ice, boating accessories

Play Golf

Haggin Oaks Golf Course

75 Years Of Storied History - The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Story

If the century-old heritage oaks at The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex could talk, they'd tell remarkable tales of players who have become household names in the golf world and once teed it up at this Alister MacKenzie masterpiece - names like Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret, Toney Penna, Walter Hagen, Al Geiberger, & George Archer.

Haggin Oaks is the track where the legendary Ben Hogan won his first professional check--$350.00 for third place-- in the 1938 Sacramento Open. Gene Sarazen, The Squire himself played here in the 1935 Sacramento Open, finishing eighth and taking home $72.00 for his efforts. Since its inception in 1932, Haggin Oaks has played host to dozens of PGA professionals.

Bing Maloney Golf Course

Sacramento Offers You Bing Maloney, a Historic Golf Treasure

Nestled along fairways lined with majestic oak trees stands one of Sacramento's most beloved golf facilities – the Bing Maloney Golf Complex.

This is a historic golf club, including both an 18-hole course, built in 1952, and a 9-hole course, built in the 1980s, both part of the City of Sacramento's outstanding family of courses. We pride ourselves on our friendly service

Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course

Bartley Cavanaugh, Setting New Traditions In Sacramento

The youngest in the City of Sacramento's family of great golf courses is Bartley Cavanaugh, with a layout created by Perry Dye, a member of the renowned golf design family that has created famous courses throughout the world.

Farmers Market

Certified Farmers' Markets are an effort to reestablish the traditional link between farmers and consumers in California. Certified Farmers' Markets are "the real thing;" places where genuine farmers offer only agricultural products they grow themselves for direct sale to the public. By eliminating the middleman's additional costs and multiple product handling, both the farmers and the consumers benefit.

Although the Certified Farmers' Markets are strictly governed by the high quality and growing standards of California, their farmers can bring field and tree ripened fruits and vegetables which are too delicate for the packing and shipping processes of traditional food distribution systems. In addition, consumers are assured of obtaining only California grown fruits and vegetables, fresh and in season, at attractive prices.

California farmers are the most regulated farmers in the world, but high standards add to the cost of farming and put our farmers at a competitive disadvantage with produce shipped from other areas. By shopping at Certified Farmers' Markets, consumers directly support our responsible California family farmers, help save our vanishing farmland and maintain a safe food supply in the state where they raise their families.

Certified Farmers' Markets have become social gathering places and are the face of the communities they serve. They are where the agrarian community and the urban community relate to each other. The markets serve as great communication vehicles whereby patrons come face to face with their food source, enjoy the enlightenment of a multicultural experience and learn from the exchange of information.

A Green Market to get Greener!

A developing negative and insecure situation has stimulated the creation of a positive opportunity for long term farmers' market site security. On March 6th a popular Saturday morning market will move to a new location.

The most important factor in maintaining the viability of a farm is that once all the money and labor have been expended in growing and harvesting the crops, there is an established place or outlet to sell those crops in order to recoup those costs and make enough profit to sustain the farm. The need and assurances for stability in a location prior to the start of the new round of seasonal harvesting in the coming Spring is paramount. The mantra is “unless you have a home for it, don't plant it”.

Also paramount is the maintenance of low overhead costs at those sites. Since the farmers work on about a 10 to 15 % profit margin, there is not a lot of room for absorbing overhead without significantly raising their prices. Among other reasons, the Certified Farmers' Markets system in California was created in 1979 to eliminate the “middle-man” so that farmers and the community could directly deal with each other for their mutual cost savings benefit.

In addition to the elimination of the wholesale “middle-man”, the farmers were also given an exemption from mandatory packing, grading and labeling regulations if they brought to sell at the Certified Farmers' Market only what they grew themselves on their own farms. This eliminated the need to pick on the green side of ripe for shipping and packing purposes, and allowed for the availability of the fragile truly tree-ripened and vine-ripened fruits and vegetables to be available to the public without them having to travel great distances to the fruit stands located in the farming regions.

We all have been very fortunate to have had the site location security and low overhead needs provided at the Sunrise Mall property for the past 23 years. We are truly grateful to the owners of the mall for their past and present gracious civic patronage. But change in a dynamic world is inevitable and therefore it is not completely unexpected that changes have come and will continue to come to Sunrise Mall. A dramatic increase in the potential for inevitable new building construction at the present Sunrise Mall market site, coupled with steadfast demands from the new owners for a substantial amount of monetary payment for the site use, caused us to question and reassess our ability to satisfy our low overhead and location security needs at that location. In the process of reassessing, we found an opportunity to create a new relationship that would alleviate our fears and provide the long term site security we need to support our farmers.

On March 6, 2010 we will begin a new chapter in the successful existence of the Certified Farmers' Market that has grown to be so popular with both farmers and consumers. The Saturday Morning market at Sunrise Mall will move to the parking lot of the Sunrise Light Rail Station located at Sunrise and Folsom Boulevards.

This new location is about 10 minutes away from the present site and provides a whole new dimension in the world of our farmers' markets. Not only does it have a large number of parking places to accommodate customer and farmer vehicles, it also provides access to the market via the light rail system. We will be “green” on so many different levels. Most importantly, it has all the elements that we need to provide the long term stability, location site security, and low overhead needs that are essential for our continued success in preserving the present farmers' market character. We will be permitted to continue operating at the present site throughout the month of February.

The new location will accommodate the existing farmers' market entirely and intact. Placement of the farmers within the market will be the same. It was important to us that relocation confusion is minimized and that the present farmer and customer relationships are maintained. Perhaps one of the most important consistencies that will occur is that Renae, the present market manager, will continue her gregarious connection with both the farmers and the community, providing recipes and advice to the customers while making sure that all the farmers are obeying the special rules that make this market so unique.

 

California State Railroad Museum
Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North America's most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone! Throughout the year, experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events.

 

River Otter Taxi Company
From Old Sacramento to marinas, restaurants and shops along the Sacramento River, River Otter Taxi Company—the sturdy 24-seat boat makes the placid round trip in about an hour and a quarter. Some of the notable destinations along the way include Chevy's, Crawdads and Woody's. Sacramento River Cats (minor league baseball) fans travel on the river taxi from convenient parking in downtown Sacramento to Raley Field on the West Bank of the Sacramento River.

 

Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum Gold Rush History Center is one of several museums operated under the auspices of a nonprofit organization also in charge of the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center and Challenger Learning Center. The Discovery Museum History Center is a recommended stop in your vacation or journey to Sacramento. While many visit the California State Capitol, Old Sacramento features world class museums displaying artifacts, exhibits and information about California's golden past and Sacramento's growth during the discovery of gold in the mid-1800's.

 

California State Capitol Tours
Free guided tours of the State Capitol are given seven days per week (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, when the Capitol is closed). Tours are approximately one hour in length. Tour size is limited, so tickets for public tours are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes before each tour. Groups of 10 or more cannot be accommodated on these tours -- please see GROUP TOUR RESERVATIONS below. The Tour Office is located in room B-27 in the basement of the historic wing of the Capitol (near 11th and L Street entrance).

 

Sutter's Fort
Sutter's Fort stands as the oldest restored Fort in the United States. Today, the Fort is furnished and reconstructed to reflect its 1846 appearance. Many activities and programs recreate the past thanks to the volunteers who give their time to share their love of California History.

 

Governor's Mansion Tours
The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian marble fireplaces and French mirrors. Many Governors' wives, including Nancy Reagan, have remodeled the home. Among the famous guests who stayed in the mansion were Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Kennedy. Each room is furnished from a different era, so the tour is also a history of furniture. Tours are on the hour and guides must accompany visitors.

 

Crocker Art Museum
The longest continuously operating art museum in the West, the Crocker Art Museum was founded in 1885 and remains the leading art institution for the California Capital Region and Central Valley. The Museum, which is housed in one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture in the United States, offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European and Asian artworks, and International Ceramics.

 

Sacramento Zoo
Within our 14.5 acres there are over 600 animals comprised of over 140 different species at the Zoo. We specialize in rare and endangered animals from Reptiles to Mammals, Birds to Amphibians and more. You can find: photos, animal facts sheets and details about all your favorite creatures at the Zoo.

 

Hard Rock CafÉ
Featuring memorabilia from rock's most legendary performers. Serving the best down-home American food, seasoned with a healthy dose of Rock n' Roll! (916) 441-5591

 

Downtown Plaza
Sacramento's vibrant landmark shopping complex featuring Macy's, Hard Rock Cafe, United Artists Theaters plus two sunlit levels of specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment places that create worlds of downtown excitement. Located between 4th and 7th on K Street.

 

Fairytale Town
Let your imagination run wild at Fairytale Town, a 2.5-acre children's play park and outdoor children's museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life!

 

Towe Auto Museum
Explore the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives – past, present & future. Enjoy the California Automobile Museum’s exciting collection of over 160 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, hot rods and early models displayed throughout 72,000 square feet of museum space.Â

 

Thunder Valley Casino
Thunder Valley Casino has over 85,000 square feet of gaming floor. The spacious layout allows guests the opportunity to move freely about the gaming floor in search of their favorite slots or table games. Step onto the gaming floor and enjoy over 2,400 slot machines. If live gaming action gets your juices flowing, pull up a seat at one of the 98 table games and you’ll experience complete satisfaction.

 

Sacramento River Train
Enjoy dinner, brunch or lunch aboard the Sacramento RiverTrain. This train features a sparkling gold exterior reflecting the area’s Gold Rush heritage and 1,000-feet of blue waves that are a tribute to the Sacramento River that follows the train’s route. While you roll along, enjoy a great combination of scenery, food & entertainment.

 

Sutter Gold Mine Tours
1 hour guided tour provides a chance to see the famous Mother Lode quartz vein structure from the inside. Ride the Boss Buggy Shuttle deep into the mine and see the inner workings of a modern gold mine. Learn about the history of the Gold Rush and the geology of the area. Above ground activities: gemstone mining, gold panning, mining movies in the Gold Theatre, picnicking.

 

Leland Stanford State Historic Park
The Leland Stanford Mansion is a stunning example of the splendor and elegance of the Victorian era in California.

 

McKinley Park
Located on H Street near 33rd Street, this 1.5-acre garden, created in 1928, features more than 1,000 rose bushes, tree roses and blooming annuals. New award-winning varieties are planted in the garden each year. This site is a favorite Sacramento park for weddings and outdoor seasonal events.

 

William Land Park Golf Coarse
This 9-hole layout, at 5208 yards, has the length and difficulty of many 18-hole courses. With a pair of par-four holes and one par-five, even low handicappers will find their skills challenged. In fact, many regulars consider the par-three, third hole to be one of the best holes north of Pebble Beach. William Land Park Golf Course maturity is evident in the large trees lining the fairways and lush, manicured greens.

 

K-Street Mall
Starting at the fountains and grove of dwarf palms outside the Convention Center at 13th and K Streets, the mall extends six blocks west to the Downtown Plaza. Along the way there are two specialty movie theaters (Esquire IMAX and The Crest, a renovated repertory theater), diverse shops, bars, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Through the years, artists have graced some of the old buildings with murals.

 

California State Fair
The Cal Expo fairgrounds come alive every summer as the State Fair becomes a "city within a city" that hosts nearly one million visitors. Folks come from near and far for the memorable delights of this 156-year-old extravaganza that includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment, and the Magnificent Midway.

 

Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento and are members of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

 

Raging Waters
Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages. Raging Waters, Sacramento is the perfect destination for families of all ages!

 

Hornblower Cruises
Join the legendary Hornblower dining experience as you leisurely cruise on the Sacramento River. Unlike any other Sacramento dining experience the Hornblower combines great food, nautical surroundings and ever-changing views.

 

 

 


 

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