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Debbie from San Francisco asked

Hidden gems in Sacramento?

I haven't explored much of this capitol city, so I'm thinking of hitting it up for a weekend trip.  Does Sacramento have any hidden gems/off-the-beaten-path spots I should check out?  I'm looking for good food, activities, and adventure.  Thanks!

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Jesse from Oroville

Make sure and do Old Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum it is well work the small fee to go through it. Also head to the California State Capitol Museum and do a walk through, it is an amazing building and has lots of photo ops.


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Debbie
Thanks for these suggestions, Jesse! :)
 

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Gaia
Old Sacramento is such a delightful surprise! :)
 
 
 

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Darleen from Sacramento

Sacramento is one of the nations most diverse cities. This translates to an awesome amount of diverse restaurants and food related things.

The south area of Sacramento has a wonderful mix of Latino and Asia restaurants and markets worth visiting. Check out Little Saigon which starts near 65th and Florin Road. The hub is the warehouse sized S.F. market (Sun Fat) and extends several blocks north.

In this area you will find great little spots like "Vampire Penguin" a fast growing shaved custard shop, and "BAMBU Desserts & Drinks" tapioca drinks desert shop. Another one of my favorites is Dim Sum at Asian Pearl Restaurant just a block away. 


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Thank you, Darleen! I'll have to check out Little Saigon! :)
 
 
 

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Jeff from Portland

You can just walk around the Capitol for your own "self-guided tour" which is pretty a fun time. There is a Filipino bakery called Starbread which is fantastic; same with Chando's Taco cart. Ella Dining Room & Bar restaurant is not off the beaten path but an amazing restaurant and they have a nice bar. Rio City Cafe is fun for brunch but only if the weather is nice so you can sit on the water and eat. Frank Fat's has infamous banana cream pie. 

For drinking, it is all over the board. You can party like a drunken college person like at The Zebra Club or the Torch Club. The Back Door Lounge (a 1 drink type of place) is old school Sacramento. Or go to 58 Degrees & Holding Co. or The Rind (wine bars) or Der Biergarten (if the weather is nice).


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Debbie
Ooooh, I love Filipino bakeries. Señorita bread ftw! Thanks for all these amazing suggestions. Can't wait to check them out! :)
 
 
 

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Peter from Munich

Hi Debbie, I just recently been to Sacramento and found some great things to do.

Make sure you visit Old Sacramento. There is so much to do and to see. It's a really historic place and you can take a train ride along the river. They also have some great restaurants like on the old steam boat.

http://gatetoadventures.com/old-sacramento-place-full-history/

There is also a California State Railroad Museum if you like such things. Also make sure you check out the state capitol They have tours which are for free.

http://gatetoadventures.com/touring-the-california-state-capitol/

There are a lot of cool restaurants in the downtown area, next to the state capitol. Just browse through the streets. There are bars, coffee shops, restaurants and many more. Really good food there. 


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Thank you, Peter! I've only briefly been through Old Sacramento a couple of times, but will definitely give it a more thorough walk through this time around! :)
 
 
 

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Travis from Houston Heights

Midtown  is your best bet. It is the tree lined neighborhood just East of Downtown. 


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John from Rancho Cordova, California

Must go to a Rivercats game they're awesome! Also if you are coming on the second saturday of the month then you should go Downtown off of 20th and J street. 


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