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Things to do in Sacramento + Central California

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Sacramento + Central California. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Sacramento + Central California attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Sacramento + Central California to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Sacramento + Central California.

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  • Blossom Trail

    In spring, drive—or bike—along the scenic, 62-mile Blossom Trail, which winds through abundant citrus, almond, apricot, and peach orchards. More
  • Forestiere Underground Gardens

    Explore the unique Forestiere Underground Gardens, a maze of subterranean passageways, courtyards, and grottos hidden from the hot Fresno sun. More
  • Iceland Skating Rink

    Take a few spins at the sweetly dated Iceland Skating Rink (its retro-fab neon sign offers a photo op). $7 adults, $6 kids 12 and under; $2 skate r... More
  • Le Petit Paris

    Pick up a straight-from-France scarf at the boutique. More

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