Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California. It is the main center for government policy for the entire state. It is located at the confluence of American river and Sacramento River in the Central Valley. It is a center for culture, education, business and governmental policies. It was founded in 1849 and is the first charter city in California. It is the main tourist center in California and hosts the world’s largest Dixieland Jazz Jubilee. This city operates under council and has a population of 1.5 million.
Fairy Tale Town: This is a great place for toddlers and preschoolers to explore their favorite bed time stories, nursery rhymes and pint sized play areas such as jack and Jill hill or block of Swiss cheese. There are many life sized kids friendly areas in this park. For older kids there is Children’s theater and the Mother Goose Stage.
Funderland Park: It is a great amusement park for children between the ages 2-12 years. It has roller coaster rides, trains, tea cups, a carousel or a log flume. You can also have hot dogs, churros, coffee which is available in the snack bar.
Raging Waters Sacramento: If you want to have aquatic fun, this is the right place. It is situated at Cal Expo. It is open during summer and has many water rides and slides for the young and old to have fun. It has bowl ride, half pipe slide, body slides, tube slides, racing slides, wave pool, lazy river, dragon’s den, dual racing slide, cliffhanger, splash down, volley ball courts and interactive water play area.
Sutter’s Fort: It is a place to learn the early history of Sutter’s Fort State park. Its main attraction is an actual fort which is 17 feet high with 2 feet thick walls. The place also provides opportunities for many hands-on activities.
Sacramento Zoo: It has around 400 species. It also has several gardens, playgrounds and hands-on activities for kids
Sacramento Capitol Park: The trees in this park were planted in 1880’s. There are many unusual plants in this park including conifers like bunya, Chinese fir, umbrella pine, oak trees like water oak, pin oak and red oak etc. It is situated on the banks of McKinley Park pond. It is known as “city of trees” as there are said to be the same number of trees as people in the city.
Kid’s Castle Indoor Fun Center: It is a place for both infants and upto 3 year olds. It has an area filled with colorful play equipment and exciting games.
Purple Crayon: It is a crafts studio where children can express their creativity.
Jelly Belly Candy Tour: It is a factory where chocolate, apricot, cinnamon, pineapple flavored candies are prepared. You can know their preparation and the cooking secrets. It is a real working factory where 150 different varieties of treats are cooked each day. It is located in Fairfield, California.
California State Railroad Museum: It is the largest railroad museum in North America. It draws approximately 500,000 visitors annually.
California State Capitol and Museum: It is a 19th century granite building that is home to California legislature. It has a public museum.
Crocker Art Museum: It was established in 1885 and is the first U.S. art museum. It has fine collections international ceramics as well as European, Asian, African and Oceanic art.
California Military and Museum: It has large collections of weapons, uniforms, and is a rich storehouse of military history.
Discovery Museum Science and Space Center: It is Sacramento’s only public planetarium. It exhibits live animals, reptiles, insects etc. There are also exploration stations that exhibit natural sciences, geology and space programs.
Some "little-known" attractions for kids are Paradise Island, Laguna’s Awesome party place, Explorit Science Center, Aerospace Museum of California, Scandia family center, Willie’s woodshop, A Magical Place, Golfland Sunsplash, Bounceopolis, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, Nut tree, Micke Grove Zoo, The Serpentarium, Scandia family Center, Western railway Museum, Antioch Water park, Golf n Games Family center, Children’s museum of Stockton, Pixie Woods, Water world, Sunoma Train Town, Pixieland Amusement Park, Adventure Cat Sailing Woods, Mantecca Family Bowling Center, Petrified Forest, Hall of Health, Sunshine rafting adventures, Old Faithful Geyser of California, Sharpsteen Museum Association, Randall museum, California academy of sciences, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Zeum, Alcatraz Island and Recess Urban Recreation.
Biba is one of the upscale restaurants owned by Italian cook, book author and cooking show host Biba Caggiano. Since it opened in 1986 it has won many accolades and awards for its authentic Italian cuisine. It serves pasta and meat, Saltimbocca di Anatra which is sautéed duck breast topped with prosciutto, sage and Parmigiano in butter port wine sauce and mashed potatoes and roasted fall vegetables. Besides, Opa! Opa!, Azukar Sushi, Lalo's Restaurant, Heat Shabu Baru, YD House, The Kitchen Restaurant, Shaz Restaurant, Café Rolle, Oz Korean BBQ and Chando's Tacos are some of the most popular restaurants in the city.