California’s Capital

“California is the diamond on the diamond ring.” – John Aidan 

As the capital city of California, Sacramento is surely something special! According to the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, “Sacramento is home to Gold Rush-era attractions, California State Capitol tours, outdoor adventures, and hotels, dining and cultural arts for every taste and budget.” So, as you can see, there are definitely enough activities to suit everyone’s wants and needs. Also, we’re having a “Stay Gold” Sweepstakes and we’re giving away an evening trip for two on the Sacramento RiverTrain. So if you’re interested in a good combination of scenery, food, and entertainment, you should enter!!

Explore Sacramento

Enter the “Stay Gold” Sweeps to explore Sacramento and win an evening trip for 2 on the Sacramento RiverTrain!

Old Sacramento

If you aren’t familiar with the history of Sacramento, then the Old Sacramento Underground Tours are just the thing for you!! While on this tour, you can “Explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while your tour guide recounts the tales of devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.” Visiting Old Sacramento’s underground means learning about the capital’s “best-kept secret.” This season of tours will run through December, so you still have time! If you’re interested in the gold rush history or the architectural history, then there are other Walking Tours that will resume in summer 2013. Also, there will be Ghost Tours given on October 26th and 27th that will allow you to walk the streets of Old Sacramento while listening to eerie stories dating back to the Gold Rush era. Check out this video that describes the Underground Tours:

Safe & Super Halloween

If you’re looking for a place to trick-or-treat and have fun with the whole family, then Fairytale Town is the place for you! This weekend on October 26th, 27th, and 28th, Fairytale Town is hosting their 26th Annual Safe & Super Halloween celebration. The theme this year is “A Grimm Halloween” and you and your family will be able to “trick or treat at 17 candy stations as you wander through Fairytale Town and explore the Grimm brothers’ classic fairytales come to life!” There will also be a costume parade as well as fun hands on activities. I would have loved to go to something like this as a kid!!

Fairytale Town

Check out “A Grimm Halloween” at Fairytale Town!

Sacramento RiverTrain

As I mentioned before, we are giving away an evening trip for two on the Sacramento RiverTrain. “This train features a sparkling gold exterior reflecting the area’s Gold Rush heritage and 1,000-feet of blue waves that are a tribute to the Sacramento River that follows the train’s route.” There are two well-furnished dining cars where you can enjoy sunset dinners, murder mysteries, and brunches. Most trips last about three hours and you are always brought back to your starting point. The train moves along at about 10-20 miles per hour so that you can comfortably explore the different cars on the train. Also, beer and wine are available in certain cars and sometimes there are live music performances!

Sacramento RiverTrain

The Sacramento RiverTrain!

If any of those activities sounds appealing to you, then that’s fantastic!! If not, then you should check out Things To Do in Sacramento. There are a lot of activities and I’m sure you’ll find something fun to do! Don’t forget that you can always use the  My Explore Hertz NeverLost Mobile Companion to guide you around California’s capital! Have a good time exploring Sacramento!

Melissa Woodring 🙂


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