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#1 FlyontheWall



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Posted 23 June 2003 - 11:42 AM

I'm going to be a newbie to the Sacramento area... anyone have any particular suggestions for what's happenin' in Sacramento? Besides, the Kings, of course (closet Warriors fan).

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Posted 23 June 2003 - 01:33 PM

Welcome! I'll give you my little list of things to do:
1. Kayak the American river
2. Ride the American river bike trail (outstanding)
3. Visit some of the museums, particularly the Railroad museum
4. Go to a Rivercats game
5. Take a downtown walking tour
6. Have dinner at the Esquire grill
7. Go to a show at Harlow's
8. Visit the gold rush towns, i.e. Placerville, Auburn, Grass Valley
9. Bar hop in Old Sac
10. Hang out in Folsom for 24 hours

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Posted 23 June 2003 - 01:41 PM

11. The State Fair at least 1x a year
12. Punch line comedy club
13. Catch an indie flick at the Tower theater
14. Sac State football (Causeway Classic is our version of the "little big game")
15. local bands at Press Club, Cattle Club (I forget the new name for this place)
16. Paintballin'

..anyone have any more ideas?
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Posted 23 June 2003 - 02:18 PM

17. We have a GREAT Farmer's Market in many little niche's around downtown, Greenhaven/Pocket Area, Davis, etc.

18. There is a Thursday Night Band at Cesar Chavez Park downtown that is free. It is next to a cute little cafe and La Bou.

19. Asian Festival in May is a great event to go to. I went last month and they had awesome Polynesian, Tahitian, Loation, Hmong dancers. I felt like I was back on islands when I went there. It was great!

20. The baseball games at Raley Field & July 4th Fireworks.

21. The Winery's up the Hill (Placerville).

22. Apple Hill is a great drive in the fall where you can watch the leaves turn color, pick up an awesome Apple Pie and visit all the Apple farms & pick your own apples. I love taking my kids up there! You can also pick and cut down your own Christmas trees there as well.

23. Camping at Folsom Lake ~ This is cool now that the water level is up.

24. Folsom Zoo and it's Ice Cream Nights.

25. Shakespear in the Park at South Land Park.

26. Freeport Bakery ~ You need to visit them at least once to enjoy their fine cakes and baked goods.

27. Vic's Ice Cream Parlor ~ this is a great stop during the summer. Their ice cream dishes are unbelievably delicious & huge!

There are so many wonderful things about Sacramento County and it's neighbors. You just have to be adventurous and seek them out. smile.gif

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Posted 23 June 2003 - 05:51 PM

28. Denio's farmers market in Roseville
29. Music Circus - downtown Sac in the summer
30. Sacto Jazz Jubilee - Memorial Day weekends
31. Sacramento Monarchs (OK, I'm stretching)
32. check out Vlade Divac's new restaurant 'Tunel 21' in Old Sac (apparently a big NBA hangout)
33. Sutter's Mill up in Coloma

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Posted 23 June 2003 - 06:03 PM

34. Bradshaw Drive-ins
35. Granite Arch (indoor rock climbing)
36. UC Davis' new Mondavi Center
37. Folsom Lake (somebody said it for camping, but it's great for boating too)
38. Thursday Night Market on Sutter Street
39. US Olympic Trials at Sac State (2000, 2004, hopefully more to come)
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Posted 23 June 2003 - 08:11 PM

40. Discovery Park
41. River Otter Water Taxi
42. Crawdad's/Chevy's/Woody's Marina
43. The Asian markets in South Sac
44. Nimbus Fish Hatchery
45. Joggin along Lake Natoma
46. A high school football game on Friday night
47. Luminarias at Christmas in Folsom
48. Holly's Hill Winery - Good people, good wine
50. The San Francisco Giants and 49ers can be seen on TV
51. Sutter's Fort
52. The old Governor's Mansion
53. I think it's called Pioneer Days in Old Sac, where they recreate the settlements of cultures from all over the world, which came during the gold rush.

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Posted 24 June 2003 - 07:02 AM

This is a good thread! Most of the good ones are taken , but here's a few to add:

54. Fairytale Town
55. The Sacramento Zoo
56. Hard Rock Cafe
57. Watching fireworks in Old Sac on the 4th
58. Lighting fireworks on the 4th (this is one of the few counties that allows it)

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Posted 25 June 2003 - 07:47 AM

59. River rafting down the American River - above the lake (fun), and below the lake (boring, but fun with friends)
60. Thursday Night Market in Folsom (may have been said already)
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Posted 01 July 2003 - 09:08 AM

61. Take a booze cruise on the Sacramento River

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:46 AM

Do they operate such things out of old sac? Gimme some more info if you have it. Thanks!

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 02:16 PM

they usually do it on the Matthew McKinley, but it's almost always done through large groups (fraternities, sororities). I wouldn't be surprised if they did this regularly for the general public though. I'd love to see more riverboats that had regular cruises for the general public, especially during the day.

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