3-Day Journey Through Sacramento

Old Town Sacramento Courtesy California State Parks 2017

Old Town Sacramento Courtesy California State Parks 2017

3-Day Journey Through Sacramento

Day 1 You'll See:

  • Old Sacramento
  • Sutter's Fort
  • Hornblower Cruise

Day 2 You'll See

  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Esquire IMAX

Day 3 You'll See

  • Raging Waters Sacramento

Day One

Old Sacramento - Welcome to Old Sacramento, the historic district that allows guests to eat, shop, play, and learn all in one spot. This entire district takes up 28 acres, the spot also referred to as ‘Old Town’. Within Old Sacramento, you can take a riverboat ride or railroad trek, or perhaps opt in for a horse-drawn carriage ride or bike journey along the river bank. There are fun underground tours, plus, of course, plenty of historic education opportunities along the way that will give you insight into the city beginnings and life in the Gold Rush era.  

Sutter's Fort - Costumed guides, on-site exhibits, and hands-on learning experiences galore, welcome to Sutter’s Fort. This fort is considered to be the oldest restored fort in the U.S, a truly great option for groups looking for important local history and cultural background. Located in Midtown Sacramento, this fort is a part of the larger Sutter’s Fort State Historical Park, a park dedicated to John Sutter’s contributions to the Sacramento area during development. 

Hornblower Cruise - Entertaining, educational, and exceptionally scenic, a Hornblower Cruise in Sacramento is never a bad idea for any type of group. These fun cruises take your group along the river way and provide you with some of the absolute best riverfront views in the city, and that’s saying a lot!  Choose between the Historic Riverboat Cruise or the Educational Sacramento School River Tour, each option providing your group with top-notch local history, the subjects of the settlement, Gold Rush, and the Pony Express all discussed in an exciting way. 

Day 2



Effie Yeaw Nature Center - To experience some natural bliss within the bustling urban Sacramento head to Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center, one of the best spots in town to experience local nature and wildlife. This nature center is full of educational exhibits, indigenous animals, and nature trails, the entire site a part of the 100-acre American River Parkway Nature Preserve. The preserve is full of riparian and oak woodlands, meadows, aquatic habitats, and shrublands, plus, of course, plenty of wildlife.‘Watchable Wildlife’ viewings here are highly reliable, so be sure to bring some binoculars and your hiking boots!

California State Railroad Museum - The California State Railroad Museum is a true Sacramento gem, a historic and entertaining attraction that will teach your group all there is to know about railroading history in the area and across America. Within this museum, you can explore railroad history via locomotives, exhibits, and rides. You will learn all about the ‘iron horse’ connecting California to the rest of the nation through easy transport, plus you will see astounding examples of locomotives from the past throughout. 

Esquire IMAX -At Esquire IMAX your group will be able to experience the best 3D entertainment in the area, this K Street entertainment mecca offering guests both educational documentaries and new hit blockbusters. This ‘affordable and exciting’ opportunity has an extensive film library for guests wishing to participate in a field trip, group outing, scout group, YMCA group, or camp group viewing.

Day 3

Raging Waters - Get ready to get wild at Raging Waters Sacramento, one of the most family fun attractions in the city! At Raging Waters your group can enjoy over 25 different rides, slides, and thrills, the entire park providing a tropical getaway amidst an urban city setting. Take a ride on the Shark attack slide, Cliffhanger, Dragon's Den, or Honolulu Half Pipe while here, or maybe just take it easy in the wave pool or lazy river!

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