What to Do around The Westin Sacramento
Collected by Westin AFAR
Things move a little more slowly in Sacramento than in California's other big cities. Local food and wine, an eclectic vibe, beautiful weather, and history—being the state capital and center of the Gold Rush—make Sacramento a fun yet laid-back place to explore.
20th St & J St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
The Second Saturday Art Walk is an evening event on the second Saturday of each month. Galleries, cafes, and other businesses open their doors to the public for a tour of local art. In the warmer months, live music, street performers, and small...
1315 10th St B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
This Neoclassical building from the mid-19th century stands at one end of a large urban park. The interior of the Capitol is worth a visit—its rotunda and historic rooms reflect the history of lawmaking and governing in this state. The small...
Land Park, Sacramento, CA, USA
Sacramento has been called "City of Trees" because of the abundance of trees that fill the neighborhoods and many parks. Land Park is a favorite place to enjoy the shade these trees provide. The park features large, open patches of grass flanked...
2405 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA
It's All Yoga is a special place. It's where teachers embrace their students, both with hugs and with gentle encouragement, kind words, and even poetry. This studio openly encourages people of all backgrounds, experiences, and body types to come...
2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is what remains of the first settlement in Sacramento. John Sutter was given a land grant from the Mexican government in 1839 (when California was still part of Mexico). He used this land to develop agriculture...
2829 S St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
There are many cafes in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento, but none has stolen the hearts of city residents like Temple has. Temple serves a variety of high-quality, award-winning coffees, some espresso drinks and others prepared in a French press....
1515 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
With sunny days and mild weather throughout much of the year in Sacramento, walking tours are a great way to see the city and enjoy the outdoors. Sacramento Heritage Inc. has created a resource page of self-guided walking tours (see link below),...
800 N St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
While San Francisco and L.A. often steal the limelight from Sacramento, I often remind myself that Sacramento has long been the center of much of California's history. The Leland Stanford Mansion is one place where that history is reflected. The...
L St & 18th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
Zanzibar is a place I enjoy returning to whenever I am in the area. Located on a trendy strip of Midtown Sacramento, next to wine bars and upscale restaurants, this quirky shop sells fair-trade products from around the world. Despite its global...
Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, California, USA
Sacramento has an average of 270 sunny days per year, and local residents love to take advantage of the nice weather on the city's extensive bike trails. One trail runs along the Sacramento River, starting in Old Sacramento and continuing down the...
1526 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
The Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is a Victorian-style mansion in central Sacramento. The interior's details, including marble fireplaces from Italy and decorations from France, are beautifully maintained and evoke the rich history of...
3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
This is a place where kids can be kids and burn off lots of energy while feeding their imaginations. Fairytale Town is a cute non-profit park across the street from the Sacramento Zoo. Kids love this place (mine included!). Nursery rhymes and...
125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
At one end of Sacramento's historic center, Old Sacramento, is the California State Railroad Museum. The museum is great fun for both children and adults. Kids love playing with the tables of train sets and pressing the buttons to make model...
448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616, USA
When I want to experience nature and get away from the city, I head to Davis, just 20 minutes from Sacramento. Davis is home to University of California at Davis and the university's 100-acre arboretum. I love walking the winding paths of the...
3930 W Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
The Sacramento Zoo makes for a perfect family outing in Sacramento. Located in one of the city's loveliest neighborhoods, Land Park, the zoo covers 14 acres and houses 140 native, rare, and endangered animal species. Highlights include lemurs,...
400 Ballpark Dr, West Sacramento, CA 95691, USA
The River Cats are Sacramento's AAA farm team, and if they're in town while you are, stop by Raley Field for some quality baseball at an affordable price. There's not a bad spot in the stadium, but sitting along the third-base line will give you a...
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