The best things to do in Sacramento! From popular attractions to historic sights, craft beer, and where to stay and eat, there’s a lot more to California’s capital than just politics and cows.
When deciding where to stop on a California road trip, it’s easy to pass over the state capital.
Sacramento might not be as popular as San Francisco or Los Angeles with tourists, but that’s where its charm lies.
You would be amiss to think there aren’t enough things to do in Sacramento, just because of its focus on politics and farming (weird combo, I know).
If you’re having a mental tug-of-war about whether it’s worth going so far inland for a visit, do it.
There is so much to explore and experience in Sacramento, and it’s well worth the journey inland from the coast to check out everything that this sleepy big city has to offer.
At the very least, you’ll be able to see Arnold’s smiling portrait in the capitol building and look back on that time when California decided to elect the terminator to public office.
In Sacramento, there are politicians everywhere and suits walking the streets as you would expect, but the city is more layered than most people realize as well.
Most notably, there is endless street art, a delicious local craft beer scene, and history around every corner.
These are my picks for the top things to do in Sacramento, whether it’s your first time to the city or you’re a regular visitor.