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Sacramento: Historic Gold Rush River Cruise

1. Sacramento: Historic Gold Rush River Cruise

Spend the afternoon on a one-hour narrated cruise. Learn about the legendary past of California's capital city, from the first days of the Gold Rush to the booming metropolis that is here today. Set in Old Sacramento, California’s capital and the center of the state’s legendary Gold Rush story, cruises here drift down the scenic Sacramento River and provide a peek at historic sites and modern developments alike.

Sacramento: Rock The Yacht River Cruise

2. Sacramento: Rock The Yacht River Cruise

Try something different for your next night out and set sail from Old Town Sacramento on a 90-minute Rock the Yacht cruise. Kick back and relax with friends and meet new ones! Enjoy the fresh breeze of the river and soak up the sights of Sacramento.  Purchase hand-crafted drinks and snacks from the yacht's two fully-stocked bars. Choose from an array of expertly crafted cocktails, beer, or wine, as you relax and take in the river views. Sail from L Street Dock in Old Town and coast under the Tower Bridge. Let your hair down and delight in the friendly atmosphere and feel-good vibes.  Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating and remember to dress according to the weather. Cruises depart every Friday and Saturday, so grab your friends and head down to the only party you can't find on land!

Sacramento: Yolo Countryside Guided Rail Bike Tour

3. Sacramento: Yolo Countryside Guided Rail Bike Tour

Ride the rails in Sacramento and pedal your way down vintage train tracks onto an adventure through scenic farmlands, verdant woodlands, and glistening waterfront views. Before departure, check in at the Old Town Square. Explore the Sacramento River-front train station before heading up the Railbike loading zone. The guides will conduct a brief safety orientation and demonstration of the bikes before you select and board your bike. Enjoy a 10-mile roundtrip excursion that accommodates a wide range of fitness levels on 2-person bikes equipped with an optionally-activated motor for additional speed and support. Each fleet departs with two trained Railbike conductors to ensure safe travels for all riders. Discover the scenery of the countryside and the Sacramento River. You can also explore local wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, hawks, and more!

Sacramento: California Automobile Museum Entry Ticket

4. Sacramento: California Automobile Museum Entry Ticket

Explore the story the profound ways in which automobiles have influenced our lives with this ticket to the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. Admire a collection of over 150 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, and early models. Admire a the largest collection Fords in the world and see some classics makes like a 1904 Ford Model C Runabout or a 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. See a range of vehicles that range all the way from the 1880s to the 2011s. Step back in time with exhibits like the 1880s Columbia penny farthing bicycle and the 1900 Locomobile steam car. Find out how automobiles have progressed over time and gain a deeper understanding of their importance in shaping the world around us.

Sacramento: Capay Valley Farm Tour with Lunch & Wine

5. Sacramento: Capay Valley Farm Tour with Lunch & Wine

Explore the scenic Capay Valley and visit three farms that produce wine, olive oil, and lavender on a guided tour. Sip local wine and tuck into small bites, olive oil, and vinegar tastings, discover a hands-on lavender activity, an olive mill tour, enjoy a farm to fork lunch, and more wine tasting. Uncover Capay Valley, an undiscovered gem right in Sacramento’s backyard, in Yolo County. It is the home of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and to some of the richest soil in the world. The valley is home to world-class farms that produce everything from fruit and nuts to award winning olive oil and wine. Start at the charming Taber Ranch Vineyards and Event Center and tour the gardens. There, enjoy a wine, olive oil, and vinegar tasting in the shaded outdoor Begonia Room. Taste small bites while you learn about the history of family owned Taber Ranch, a California ranch dating back over 100 years. From there, head up the road to Capay Valley Lavender, a farm nestled in the rolling Capay hills. After a tour of this fragrant organic farm, create your very own lavender product all while enjoying some lavender lemonade and lavender spiced almonds or a glass of bubbly. Next, continue a little further up the road to Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room. Here, learn about the Yocha Dehe tribe and how they are managing the land that their ancestors inhabited centuries ago. After a tour of this state-of-the-art olive mill, taste a variety of their award winning olive oils, vinegars, and wines. Then, relax on their beautiful outdoor patio, with views of the hills and olive groves as you enjoy lunch.

Sacramento: Gold Rush & Ghosts SmartPhone App Walking Tour

6. Sacramento: Gold Rush & Ghosts SmartPhone App Walking Tour

Discover the history of Old Sacramento, the Gold Rush, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the ghosts that now linger. Why take this to - Go at your own pace and schedule. The tour NEVER expires. - Stop anytime, get a drink, meal, explore, and continue when ready. - Listen again after taking it in person. - Professionally produced with top notch narration and music to set the atmosphere. - 10's of 100's take our tours around the USA, and love them. You see, Sacramento is a beautiful city with an amazing story. But like all good stories, there needs to be some adventure. And what's more adventurous than the gold rush, floods, fires, underground tunnels and murder? On our tour I’ll share with you the history of Old Sacramento including its railroad history, underground tunnels, gold rush days, skid row times, how Stanford was established, River boat rides and much more. And at each stop, you’ll also hear the tales of those that are said to still linger here.

Sacramento: Midtown Walking Food Tour

7. Sacramento: Midtown Walking Food Tour

Explore Sacramento's vibrant Midtown on a guided walking tour. Stroll past hip street art and stop in to savor some delicious starter plates at 3-4 restaurants. Have the option to choose a tour with 3 world-class craft cocktails or mocktails or beer or wine. Meet your guide at the centrally-located Saigon Alley restaurant and begin your walking adventure. Marvel at the local art scene as you dive into some profound street art. Hear about local history as you go. Walk in the shade as you head down tree-lined streets. Visit eateries and hear about the history of the chefs and the restaurants. Get the scoop on the inspiration behind the ingredients and listen as your guide provides you with culinary insights.

Sacramento: Pedal Bar Tour with 2 Stops

8. Sacramento: Pedal Bar Tour with 2 Stops

Immerse yourself in the bustling nightlife of Sacramento by jumping aboard a moving pedal bar for a special evening tour. Make your way through the Midtown streets as you sip on your own drinks and stop at two of the city's most famous bars along the way. Meet your group and receive a safety briefing before hopping onto your vehicle for the night. Make use of the onboard coolers to keep your drinks fresh throughout your journey. Explore the vibrant atmosphere of Midtown Sacramento as you make new friends with your tour buddies. Visit two of the most popular night venues in the city and receive amazing drink discounts to get the party going. Hop back aboard the tour bike, crack a beer, and turn up the music as you pedal through the charming city streets.

Sacramento: Romantic City Exploration Game

9. Sacramento: Romantic City Exploration Game

Get ready for an adventure that will show you some of the most picturesque and romantic spots that Sacramento has to offer. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Solve clues. head to some amazing spots, and watch the story unfold as you explore Sacramento. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Begin at Subtile By Federico Díaz. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game at any point and resume anytime from that location. Finish at State Capitol Park World Peace Rose Garden.

Old Sacramento Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

10. Old Sacramento Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Old Sacramento while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. See the major attractions as well as lesser-known gems of Old Sacramento on a unique interactive tour. Work together with your group to solve the 21 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 2 miles. Play any time that fits your schedule. There is no in-person guide you have to wait for. See the bustling the historic Eagle Theatre, stroll the Sacramento river front. Board the iconic Delta King riverboat hotel. Cross the beautiful Tower Bridge. Enjoy many interesting and lesser-known sights. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages.

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What people are saying about Sacramento

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4.4 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Very interesting trip. "Captain Jack" was great, even with his pirate jokes. Very informative. Took my 13 year old grandson who is not easily impressed and he had a great time.

Great way to spend an hour !! I highly recommend it! get there early & get a seat along the rail on the 2nd floor. !!

Great music, dancing and cruising! I took my best friend and she loved the experience!

It's about my 3rd time taking this cruise, but still no lees enjoyable.

Your captain was both informative and funny we loved it.