Welcome to Sacramento & the Central Valley

Like the birds that commute overhead, most travelers are just passing through – zipping along the highway to more popular parts of the state. But those who linger are rewarded with stately Victorian-era mansions, uniquely scenic byways and quirky small towns.

Top experiences in Sacramento & the Central Valley

Sacramento & the Central Valley activities

$75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Downtown Sacramento History and Food Tour

Downtown Sacramento is experiencing a 21st century renaissance. You'll be guided down Sacramento's original main street while learning about the area's rich history and architecture, from the mid-1800's through today.Discover firsthand why Sacramento is called America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, as you taste renowned cuisine from eclectic menus boasting locally sourced ingredients.Though subject to change, typical tastings on the tour include: • Heirloom tomato and provolone with spinach pesto on sweet ciabatta roll • Wine and cheese pairings from local venues • Fresh corn tortillas filled with oaxaca cheese, roasted poblano peppers and sautéed onions • Roasted creamy poblano soup with creme fraiche • Locally sourced kale and apple salad with walnuts • House mocktail with fresh watermelon, cucumber, and taji chile • Dark chocolate with chilis and mangosPlease note: If you have food allergies, please specify at the time of checkout in the Special Requirements field.

$78 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Midtown Sacramento Arts Walking Tour with Historic Murals

Midtown Sacramento is a a most vibrant part of the city! Among other things, tour guests will learn the intriguing history of murals in the city, while experiencing Sacramento’s current art scene. Guests will also try dishes from some of midtown’s finest menus, in an area of the city that has exploded with restaurants in recent years.Along the way, we’ll pop into venues with farm-to-fork ingredients and farm-to-glass libations, all sure to tantalize your palate while filling your belly. Our culinary concierge will guide the group in and out of eateries while pointing out the sights and sounds of midtown in between.Typical tastings on this tour might include: • Locally sourced sausage & beer pairing • Kale salad with apple, walnuts and herbs • Smoked BBQ pork and cheesy grits • Charcuterie board with wine pairings • Duck fat fries with homemade gravy • Drunken noodle with fresh stir-fried veggies • Chocolate ganache macaron ice-cream sandwichPlease note: If you have food allergies, please specify at the time of checkout in the Special Requirements field.

$20 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sacramento Historic River Cruise

As we tour, we’ll hear fascinating stories from the history of Sacramento—from John Sutter, the founder of Sacramento, to the wild first days of the Gold Rush and the legendary Pony Express. California's capital city is filled with lively history and beautiful sights, and you’ll have the perfect view on this Sacramento river cruise. 

$15 Tours & Sightseeing

Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure 3-Hour Walking Tour

The adventure begins near the Capitol Building and takes you on a well-designed course among historic monuments, down through the streets of Sacramento, among great artwork and to the riverfront and Old Town Sacramento! The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking, with numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play, leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the capitol and the city scenery. Great for families, friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per person. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.

$72 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sutter District Tour

The Sutter District is named for Sutter's Fort, that starting point for just about all Sacramento! Fascinating history, notable landmarks and global food await as you stroll the tree-lined streets and explore off-the-beaten-path eateries.This tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento, from Sutter's colony Nueva Helvecia to food tastings at local hidden gems! You'll learn about how many diverse immigrant groups forged this great city and created its agricultural dominance as you eat, drink, and stroll.Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice.Though subject to change, typical tastings on this tour include: • Croque Monsieur Sandwich, baked ham and gruyere cheese • Chef selected artisan cured meats and cheeses • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies • Grilled Pork Spring Rolls • Bahn mi chicken sandwich with fresh veggie toppings • Fresh roasted organic coffee with unique blends

$69.95 Kid Friendly

Sacramento Indoor Skydiving Experience

Arrive at iFLY Sacramento and get started by putting on your gear and going through a specialized training session from an expert flight instructor. You’ll learn how to safely float in an 800-horsepower vertical wind tunnel that generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air - commonly used by professional skydivers - without having to jump from a plane. Just about anyone can fly, and no experience is necessary.Once you're inside the enclosed space of the flight chamber, a tunnel operator slowly increases the wind speed until you and your instructor are airborne. Feel the adrenaline rush as you float at wind speeds reaching 130 to 175 mph (209 to 282 kph). The stable wall-to-wall airflow keeps you from falling off the column of air, and your instructor is on hand at all times to guide you.The entire skydiving experience takes about 75 minutes from start to finish. Each session includes up to six people, but you fly one-on-one with your instructor for 60 seconds in the wind tunnel twice.