By Andrew Ely, Clarion Staff
Sacramento is one of the biggest cities in California, serving as the state’s capital and boasting a population of 500,000 people. As seen, there are unique ways to enjoy the city. So if you plan to tour or stay in the City of Sacramento here are some things that you don’t want to miss.
Sacramento has an array of festivals and shows, Farm-to-Fork being the pinnacle of them. If you want to eat fresh foods and buy some newly picked crops this is the place to go. Farm-to-Fork is one of the most anticipated food events in Sacramento. It showcases locally grown crops. As well as, wine and brewed beer available from regional vineyards and breweries (strictly for adults). Additionally, they offer some live cooking demonstrations and live music. The next Farm-to-Fork Festival will be in Summer 2019. Admissions are free and the festival is located at 3rd Street and 5th Street in Downtown Sacramento. Similarly, Sacramento also hosts an Arts Festival for local artist and for those who are interested to see wonderful pieces. The Sacramento Arts Festival showcase a variety of quality contemporary artwork, the prices for admissions are $8 for the Adults, $7 for the Seniors and Children under the age of 12 are free. It is located at 14th and J Street, Sacramento Convention Center. The Festival will be on October 26, 27, and 28, 2018.
If you want to discover the history of the California Government, look no further than the California State Capitol Museum. The building serves as a museum and a state’s working seat. Currently the capital has special exhibit until December 31, 2018 called “Road Ahead: The Automobiles Impact on California.” The California State Capitol Museum boasts free admission and is located at 10th and L Streets.
When it comes to food in Sacramento, the city is filled with international cuisines that are affordable. If you want to sight the tower bridge while enjoying you food, Joe’s Crab Shack is the one to go. They serve American comfort dishes, mostly seafoods like bucket of crabs and shrimps. But be sure to reserve your seat as early as possible because it gets too crowded during lunch and dinner time. Joe’s Crab Shack is located at 1210 Front St, Sacramento. They are open at 11am until 12am. If you are craving for pizza, Hot Italian Pizza and Panini Bar is the one you need to look out for. The place has cycling vibe and show’s the modern generation of arts, music, design, sport, food and beverages of Italy. Hot Italian is located at 1627 16th St, Sacramento and is open at 11:30 am – 10:30 pm. If you want to taste traditional bowls of ramen, Shoki Ramen House serves healthy delicious ramen. Located at 1201 R St. Sacramento and opens at 11am until 3pm and reopens by 5pm until 10 pm. Price ranges $11- $30. If you are a fan of Mexican cuisine, El Padrino serves good “Menudo” dish. El Padrino is located at 6924 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento. They are not open during Monday and Tuesday. The Mexican Restaurant opens at 9am and closes by 6pm.
If you want to experience watching a play in an historic theater, Crest Theater is one of the best in Downtown Sacramento. The theater typically show art house films, folk, jazz, rock and pop music, offering a complete classical experience. Price for admission typically depends on the events that are happening at the Crest. The Crest is located at 1013 K St, in Downtown Sacramento. If you are one who likes to watch blockbuster films in a 3D experience, Esquire IMAX Theater is one of the best in town, Admissions ranges to $10 and above per person. The Esquire Imax Theater is located at 1211 K St, Downtown Sacramento.
If you are an adventurous person, cycling around downtown is one of the best experience to gain. You will find some hidden gem in the city, get exceptional views from many places like the tower bridge and river walk park without any hassle. Nowadays, Jump bikes are being used in Downtown Sacramento. Jump is a bike sharing system that has been deployed by Uber. The Jump bikes cost $2 for the first half-hour to rent. You can find a red jump bike anywhere within Downtown Sacramento. Lastly if you are obsessed with books, The Sacramento Public Library is your best bet, with a variety of books that can be borrowed there.
These are some of the things that you can do in Sacramento, enjoy the festivals, museums, restaurants and everything else. Explore the city as you socialize with the locals and get other recommendations from them. It can help you to get the full experience of the city as well.