Sometimes you can get stumped on what to do with the whole family. Finding something everyone will enjoy isn’t always the easiest task, but in Sacramento, there are plenty of activities that those of any age will enjoy.
Who wouldn’t love a day in the sun, scouring the city as you solve clues and decode the city’s secrets? This is a great way to engage kids in something that’s historic and educational, but also entertaining. Teach your young ones how to work together to solve the various challenges around the great city of Sacramento.
There are Tuesday train rides (get there promptly as it’s first-come, first-serve), weekly story times, and exhibits that will give you an immersive railroad experience. Current exhibits include one about Abraham Lincoln and the Union Pacific Railroad, an interactive high-speed rail one, and more that teach you all about the engineering and technological advances of the train industry.
Sometimes, you just want a fun theme park day with the kids. Fairytale Town has been going strong for 60 years, and, you guessed it, it brings fairytales to life. Experience the magic of King Arthur’s Castle, the Sherwood Forest, and more classic staples from your favorite childhood stories. Maybe you’ll end up liking it more than the kids!
Just an hour east of Sacramento is where you’ll enjoy a gold rush tour brought to you by Gabby, a retired teacher whose knowledge of pioneer and gold rush history will leave you entranced. There are different tours depending on what you’re interested in, whether it’s historic wineries, local cemeteries, or stories revolving around California’s golden days. Maybe leave the kids at home if you’re opting for the winery option.
This 100-acre nature preserve will give you that much needed reprieve from the city. Learn more about river animals—40 of which they take care of, who have been injured or orphaned—and walk through the exhibit hall to have an informative experience revolving around the history of the Lower American River.
These family-friendly activities are perfect for everyone, and are sure to give you memories to cherish.