“Light the Beam!” – a new phrase for Sacramento locals and visitors alike supporting the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Not only is Sacramento home to one of the grandest basketball stadiums on the West Coast, the Golden 1 Center, it is home to the stunning Capital of California, downtown, Old Town, numerous museums (California Automobile Museum, California State Railroad Museum, and California State Indian Museum, to name a few), Sacramento State Historic Park, and a scene you just can’t pass up. Here are ten things worth spending your day on in Sacramento, California.
The California State Capitol is in Sacramento California and has beautiful views as you approach it. Check out all the historical plaques throughout, and the gorgeous garden behind this beautiful landmark. Lit up at night, the state capitol is beautiful for a nighttime stroll.
Whether it is a game or a concert or performance, the Golden 1 Center is a showstopper both inside and out. “Light the beam!” is the new success symbol for the Sacramento Kings, where a purple beam reaches to the sky after a big win for this basketball team being seen all over the city. With plant walls surrounding the building, not only is this stadium the perfect place for a nighttime spectacular but also a beautiful photo spot and shopping center on your trip to Sacramento, California.
Catch a glimpse of the Old Sacramento Waterfront to view the stunning golden, Tower Bridge and walk the side of the Sacramento River with surrounding restaurants. Enjoyable for photos enthusiasts and foodie lovers alike, this waterfront is the perfect spot for all your travel needs in Sacramento, California. Across see all the knick-knack stores such as Evangeline’s and Stage Nine where you can find Disney paintings from Thomas Kincade and many other artists.
Fun for all ages and family friendly, come walk the Sacramento Zoo, feed some animals, take a train ride around the park, and engage with the sounds and faces of the animals surrounding you. With specials such as ice cream days and interactive shows throughout the park, the Sacramento Zoo will fill your day with wonder as you see animals from monkeys to giraffes to anteaters spread across the exhibit.
Get your boot scootin’ boogie on at this line dancing bar full of a variety of line dancing music, a dance floor, mechanical bull, pool, karaoke, and more. With specialty nights for college students, and others for those over 21, Stoney’s Rockin Rodeo caters to all ages and skills of those willing to strap on their boots and own that dance floor. Tip: Get there early for lessons to get your boogie on.
The Barn is fun for all ages on a nice summer night for those who enjoy the outdoors, a good meal, live performances, and corn hole. This two-acre community venue has a family-friendly environment with adult specialties, such as a variety of beers and shots for big parties to enjoy the night. With a beautiful view of the Sacramento River Cats Stadium from the distance, the ambiance is unmatched when you visit The Barn in Sacramento, California.
Have a laugh at the best low-key comedy shows and classes for those who want a good giggle after a long day in Sacramento, California. With different performers at night that bring joy to all who come out, and classes for those interested in the art of comedy, this spot is perfect for you and your friends. Whether your jam is open mic, improv, or even murder mysteries, the Sacramento Comedy Spot is calling your name!
Grab some friends or family and take a blast to the past with McGee’s Old Time Photos for keepsakes that last forever. Take your pick of any decade raging back to the 1900’s and dress up with props and old fashion quality photos for you to take home. Add to your fun day in Sacramento and book a time slot for these photos to last a lifetime.
If the little games rooms in the back of mom & pop shops aren’t enough, catch up on your old gaming habits at Coin-Op Game Room. Old arcade games such as Pacman, Tetris, Tron, and Donkey Kong reign supreme, as do pin ball machines, racing games, and in-person games like Skee-Ball, beer pong, and basketball. Pair a game with a cocktail, food, and fun.
Catch a musical with different shows rotating regularly. Less expensive than the Broadway theater in Sacramento, the Broadway at Music Circus is a perfect alternative for closer seats, terrific prices, and a magnificent production put on in a rotating stage, perfect for all ages. Have a blast at this circus that brings joy to all who join in on the fun.
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