Attractions Nearby Sacramento, Day Trips and Excursions

(Sacramento, California - CA, USA)

Located near San Francisco, one of America's favorite cities, Sacramento, is not far from the world class ski attractions at Lake Tahoe, while closer to home, the wine producing Napa Valley sports the ever popular Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs.

There are also a couple of highly rated adventure parks near Sacramento including Six Flags Marine World, with its theme park attractions, oceanarium and wildlife exhibits, while America's largest waterslide park, Waterworld USA, is also situated close by.

Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs

Address: 1507 Lincoln Avenue Calistoga, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 707 942 4102
Lying in the lovely Napa Valley, Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs features mineral whirlpool and mud baths as well as offering massage and beauty treatments. The brainchild of a San Francisco native and a chiropractor, the spa attracts thousands of visitors each year and has excellent services and quality lodgings.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

San Francisco

Address: San Francisco, California CA, USA
A 90-minute drive southwest of Sacramento, down the I-80, will bring you to San Francisco, known as the 'City by the Bay'. Simply strolling San Francisco's historic streets and wharf is the best way of discovering the city, with unmissable sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts and the gay Castro. The nightlife here is particularly appealing, with bustling, authentic pubs and some of the finest restaurants in the US.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Address: Marine World Parkway, Vallejo, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 707 643 6722
Located southwest of Sacramento near San Francisco, the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (formerly the Six Flags Marine World) is unique for an aquarium and boasts a theme park, oceanarium and wildlife attractions. The theme park has an incredible 30 rollercoaster rides, while the oceanarium is the main highlight here with its Sea Lion Show, Dolphin Harbor and Walrus Experience.
Open hours: daily, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors, children under three free

South Lake Tahoe

Address: South Lake Tahoe, California CA, USA
This vibrant ski town is the main settlement of the Lake Tahoe area and sits at the southern end of the stunning lake, about 100 miles / 160 km and a two-hour drive east of Sacramento via highway 50. If you are in Sacramento during the winter ski season between December and May, there are more than a dozen world class resorts to slide on. Even in the summertime the ski resorts and the lake offer many recreational attractions and activities.

Waterworld USA

Address: 1600 Exposition Boulevard, Cal Expo, Sacramento, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 916 924 3747
One of America's largest amusement parks, featuring some fantastic water rides and slides that are perfect for the whole family. The main attractions here include Hooks Lagoon and the humungous, five-story Shark Attack, an interactive waterslide, while a manmade river offers rides down rapids on tubes. There are also picnic areas, manmade beaches with waves and plentiful refreshment and changing areas.
Open hours: daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day - 10:30 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discount for seniors and children, children under three free