Sacramento is an ideal location for relaxation with an overall down-to-earth feel and 250+ days of sunshine. Enjoy paddle-boarding combined with yoga, peruse the Farmer’s Market, eat the freshest foods from local farms and sip award-winning wines. This three-day sample itinerary highlights some of Sacramento’s best ways to help you relax, unwind and have fun.
Apple Hill: Visit the beautiful scenic roads filled with apple and fruit farms, bake shops, wineries, a spa, and flower gardens. Taste red wines at Boeger Winery, relax with a beer at Jack Russell Farm Brewery and don’t miss hot apple cider donuts at Rainbow Orchards or a walkin’ pie at Kids Inc.
The Handle District: Start your evening at The Rind, a cheese-centric bar where you can experience unique and inspiring artisanal cheeses paired with delightful and complex wines and beers. Finish with dinner at Mulvaney’s, a restaurant that specializes in hand-crafted New American cuisine, a farm-to-table devotee that celebrates the efforts of the growers, ranchers, brewers, and winemakers. After dinner, grab a decadent chocolate or Parisian macaron ice cream sandwich from Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates.
Live Entertainment: Catch a live show at Harlow’s, Old Ironsides or the Torch Club. Go to Sacramento365.com for a complete listing of Sacramento events.
Midtown Farmers Market: This free, family-friendly market takes place year-round, every Saturday and features local agriculture, prepared foods, artisans and crafters.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Unwind on the water. Enjoy private stand-up paddle boarding lessons on Lake Natoma. This class will incorporate yoga for a truly relaxing and mind-clearing experience.
Asha Baths: Rejuvenate with a soak and massage. Asha Baths bring the modern and cultural fusion of the old-world bathhouse, a center for healing and rejuvenation and a gathering place to restore wellbeing with heat and water.
Hook & Ladder Cocktail Class: Join Hook & Ladder Beverage Director Chris Tucker for the ultimate cocktail class including a lecture and demonstration, tasting and hands-on drink creation. Enjoy your creation over a true farm-to-fork dinner.
Sun & Soil Juice Company: Start your day off right with a cold-pressed juice or organic smoothie made with the freshest ingredients from local farms. They also offer organic food, snacks and coffee.
Old Sugar Mill: Just a short drive out of downtown Sacramento along the Sacramento River, explore each of the 15 wineries and taste wines in a beautiful historic building.
Bogle Winery: Pick up lunch at Husicks Taphouse and enjoy it at Bogle Winery in their beautiful picnic area while sipping their award-winning wines.
Local Roots Food Tour: Meet in downtown Sacramento for an evening tour that explores the restaurants, chefs, architecture and history that make the Sacramento region an amazing culinary destination.