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Sacramento Historic River Cruise

1. Sacramento Historic 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 Saturday, so grab your friends and head down to the only party you can't find on land!

West Sacramento: Sacramento Valley Beer Tasting Train Ticket

3. West Sacramento: Sacramento Valley Beer Tasting Train Ticket

Unwind with this train and craft beer tasting train ticket. Journey through the idyllic landscapes of the Sacramento Valley with this trip from West Sacramento. Go from car to car trying a selection of hand-picked craft beers. Embark on a train ride from West Sacramento and leave your cares behind. Once onboard, listen to music and make your way through the cars to try 8 different craft brews. Relax with your drink in hand as you take in breathtaking views of tree-covered foothills, verdant farmland, and lush vineyards. Get a souvenir tasting glass to remember your experience with. Return to your starting point in West Sacramento at the end of your trip.

Sacramento: Yolo Countryside Guided Rail Bike Tour

4. Sacramento: Yolo Countryside Guided Rail Bike Tour

Venture into the countryside around Sacramento on a guided rail bike tour. Ride on the train tracks in a unique way. Save your energy with motor assistance during your trip. Have the option to bring your own food or drinks on your trip. Be greeted by your guide at the centrally-located meeting point in Sacramento. Check in and get fitted with your bike. Listen to a short safety briefing on the bikes to ensure you are comfortable during your trip. Embark on your rail biking tour. Pedal through the countryside or use the motor assistance to glide along. Be transported to another place and time as you ditch the car on this ride along the river and through the Yolo countryside. Enjoy the breeze and the picturesque views from a whole new perspective. Bring a friend or loved one along with comfortable seating for two. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like wild turkeys, falcons, and squirrels. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

West Sacramento: Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Train Ticket

5. West Sacramento: Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Train Ticket

Explore the idyllic landscapes of Sacramento's wine country with this train ticket from West Sacramento. Hop aboard and travel through the countryside while traveling from car to car to sample a range of fine wines.  Embark on a train ride from West Sacramento and leave your worries behind. Once onboard, listen to music and make your way through the cars to try 8 different wines. Take time to appreciate the aromas and bouquet of flavors in each glass while gazing out the window at the stunning beauty of hillside vineyards. Get a souvenir tasting glass to remember your experience with. Return to your starting point in West Sacramento at the end of your trip.

Sacramento: Capay Valley Lavender Farm Tour w/ Lunch & Wine

6. Sacramento: Capay Valley Lavender Farm Tour w/ 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: Cocktails, Mocktails, and Bites Walking Tour

7. Sacramento: Cocktails, Mocktails, and Bites Walking 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 or without 3-4 world-class craft cocktails or mocktails. 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.

Old Sacramento Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

8. 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.

Sacramento: Capitol Park Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

9. Sacramento: Capitol Park Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the beautiful Capitol Park in California's capital - Sacramento. Have fun following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your private group as the game guides you through the park. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. See how much Capitol Park has to offer on this unique interactive tour. Work together with your group to solve the 27 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 2 miles. Play any time that fits your schedule. Explore Capitol Park at your own pace. See the beautiful rose garden, the diverse desert garden, the Firefighter's Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial, the Capitol Building, and much more. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages.

Sacramento: California Automobile Museum Entry Ticket

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 11 reviews

OMG, it was the best touristic attraction ever. I enjoyed everything there, and it was beyond my expectation. Warm and professional staff, great entertainment with the best DJ ever. Very good and affordable cocktails at the bar and the captain was kind. On top of that, good vibrations, good people, good music, nice river views, and clean cruise. I would give them 10 stars if I could. Thank you for making my visit to Sacramento unforgettable.

Enjoyed the cruise - Weather was not good...rainy etc. but still the cruise was great - would definitely go again. The Captain and narrator were the best!

One of our group was not able to attend and I am still slogging through the mire back and forth between Guide and Hornblower for a credit or refund.

Staff was welcoming and the tour was great and fun. The captain was funny and the history facts were our favorite

This is a very nice way to learn about some of Sacramento's history