If you’re a newbie to the Sacramento area, I suggest entrenching yourself in the Sacramento lifestyle and quickly see what the city has to offer you so you know what to do for the rest of the time you are here.
Quite contrary to the downers who are always complaining that there is nothing to do in Sac, they are usually the people who sit inside their home and play video games and watch TV. There is nothing to do exciting for them because their brain is zapped by electronics that the exterior environment is no longer fun for them. Their satisfaction comes from technology and it’s tough to satisfy those kind of people.
But if you are a person who can appreciate the outdoors, there is so much to do. One of my go to activities that never fails in giving me a good time is heading down to the American River for some fun. A hot summer it is in Sacramento, and no doubt, one of the best ways to cool down is swimming in that river. Since the water comes from the icy mountains of the Sierras, and then exits from the bottom of the Folsom Lake, you are never going to fill like you are swimming in dirty murky water like you may at the Sacramento River. There is so much fun activities to do on the river, that, whatever you decide to do, just know it’ll be a blast. My friends and I have a tradition of going out to float on inner tubes on the river at least once a month over the summer, and usually, without fail, we will find a rope swing on the side of the river that we will hit up and enjoy some beached fun.
If not being entrenched in the water is your type of thing, visit the grid of downtown Sacramento. The night life is actually poppin’ off the hook throughout the week, and if you go on a weekend, it’s finna be lit! Downtown Sacramento isn’t even the only place to go on a night, there are clubs all throughout the city, and if you are looking to get away for a night, San Francisco is about an hour and fifteen away, and Folsom and El Dorado is about 35 minutes from downtown Sacramento, where if you can’t have fun there, maybe you should be sitting in front of the TV anyways.
Anything joyous thing I do around Sac is go to an event. Sacramento has concerts on a regular basis and music shows too. We have an amphitheater, two arenas, a whole lot of nightclubs, giant parks, and we also host music festivals. TBD fest is one of the main staples around here for great musical artists to come visit and show off their talents.
The county and state fair also come by here often, and, during the summer months, there are other fairs that take place on the outskirt cities around. Rancho Murieta, which is about 25 minutes from downtown Sacramento has a summerfest every year in October where it is mostly younger people hanging out along with their older parents and grandparents. If you are looking to avoid the 24-35 year old range of people, this is definitely an event you want to hit up.
No more complaining Sacramento residents. There is always something exciting to do if you have good people to hang around, and even by yourself. Get out there and get away from the TV and enjoy what the environment around you has to offer!