Quality Inn Sacramento North
3796 NORTHGATE BLVD
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 927-7117
Fax: (916) 646-1433
With its 302 acres studded with stands of mature trees and grasslands, this park where the American River flows into the Sacramento River, is a favorite of local fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Amongst the greenery, there is an archery range, horse and human trails and plenty of great picnic spots. During the spring and summer, the park is the setting of summer concerts that attract nationally known bands and a diversity of local acts.
Spanning the American River, this 23 mile long park is the outdoor crown jewel of Sacramento. From lush marshlands to vista points and trails, the American River Parkway is a favorite among the outdoor enthusiasts of the city. Water activities include, fishing, boating and swimming, while land lovers can take advantage of the many picnic spots, tours and wildlife.
Located in the Arden area of Sacramento, Cal Expo hosts a variety of concerts and expo shows, a sports wagering center, and the California State Fair. Its venues (18 at the present) are also available for private party rentals. Cal Expo is also home to Raging Waters, a popular water park open during the spring/summer. Check the website for information about upcoming events at Cal Expo.
With summer temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Sacramento locals flock to Raging Waters for relief from the heat. Featuring slides of dizzying heights, an 800-foot river that lazily snakes through the park and a man-made beach replete with simulated waves, this water park has attractions for the whole family. It is located within Cal Expo and offers season passes. Check the website for dates and hours as they vary greatly from day to day.
The Governor's mansion, built in 1877, has 14-feet ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings, Persian carpets, Italian marble fireplaces and French mirrors. Many Governors' wives, including Nancy Reagan, have remodeled the home. Among the famous guests who stayed in the mansion were Teddy Roosevelt and Jack Kennedy. Each room is furnished from a different era, so the tour is also a history of furniture. Tours are on the hour and guides must accompany visitors.
This river is a popular spot for locals and visitors during Sacramento's infamously hot summers. While it is prone to flooding during the rainy season, it's common to see boats and jet-skis dotting the river landscape on nice days. There are also hiking trails around the area that offer spectacular views of the river and the city. There are a host of recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking, and swimming that can be enjoyed on the river.
Surrounding the California State Capitol Museum, Capitol Park is a quite retreat away from the city. Featuring lush landscaping and trees from around the world and various memorials, this park is great to an afternoon history lesson or a moment in the sunshine. The Civil War Memorial Grove was planted in 1897 with saplings from famous battlegrounds and honors those who served. Also located within the park is the life size statue of Father Junipero Serra and the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
This is the most photogenic park in Sacramento. This park, recently refurbished, is also a haven for amateur sports enthusiasts. Baseball fields, horseshoe sand pits, a soccer field, and tennis courts are available. Picnickers will find tables and barbecue apparatus scattered around this large park, measuring four blocks square. The wholesome atmosphere is reinforced by plenty of sturdy wooden playground equipment, jungle gyms, swings and slides for the kids. Joggers living in nearby Midtown neighborhoods make extensive use of the trail circling the park.
More than 20,000 pioneers from the Gold Rush era (1840s) "rest in peace" here, including John A. Sutter, Jr. (founder of Sacramento), Edwin Bryant Crocker and Mark Hopkins (two of the "Big Four" of railroading). This well-maintained Historic City Cemetery was established in 1849. You will find fresh air, beautiful flowers, art sculptures and historical facts. You can easily spend several hours exploring the history entombed on this 28-acre site. Self-guided tour maps are available at the entrance.
This scenic little 3,074-yard, nine-hole layout runs right along the American River near the J Street Bridge. Although owned and operated by Sacramento State University, Campus Commons Golf Course is open to the public. While there are some testing holes, this course is considered a good course for beginners or for a quick round after work. Wind can be a factor both for your golf shots and your skin.
Home to the Sacramento State Hornets football team, this stadium is one of the largest facilities in the Big Sky Conference. Watch 17,000 screaming fans having the time of their lives, especially during the World League Divisional Playoffs. Used also as a concert venue, Phil Collins and Genesis were the first musicians to perform here to absolutely packed crowds.
Fun is what this attraction has to offer, with a variety of activities for all ages. You can play miniature golf on one or both of the Scandinavian-themed 18-hole golf courses. If you enjoy batting or want to practice your swing, this is the place for you. You can also test your skills behind the wheel of an Indy car or bumper boats.