East Sacramento and the city’s other districts offer plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family. All throughout the city, you’ll find museums, theme parks, and recreational centers where you can spend quality time with your loved ones.
Family Friendly Activities in Sacramento
Children and the young-at-heart will surely have a sweet time at the Jelly Belly Candy Company. The factory has guided tours (offered on weekdays) that walk visitors through the process of manufacturing candy. The highlight of the 40-minute tour? Getting to sample the over 150 candies the company makes!
Check out Raging Waters, Sacramento’s largest amusement park. Specializing in water rides, the theme park counts a wading pool, a man-made river, and a five-story interactive waterslide called “Shark Attack” among its features. You can also sit and unwind on some of the park’s sandy beaches and picnic areas.
If you and your family are craving even more adventure and excitement, then you’ll be happy to know that Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is around an hour’s drive away. Six Flags is the only place in the country that features a theme park, an oceanarium, and even wildlife exhibits.
For families with members 8 years old and below, Funderland offers just the right kind of entertainment. Bumper cars, a miniature train, and a mini roller coaster are just some of the features the little ones will surely enjoy. Kiddie fare such as hot dogs and chicken nuggets are served at the park’s snack bar.
What kid doesn’t like stories? Bring yours to Fairytale Town and have them rediscover the characters from classic nursery rhymes and bedtime tales. There are play areas for toddlers and older kids will enjoy the Mother Goose Stage and the Children’s Theater.
A definite must-visit in the city, Discovery Museum of Sacramento – Science & Space Center guarantees a day that is highly enjoyable and educational. Kids and adults are treated to interactive scientific exhibits, a planetarium, simulated space missions, a discovery room, and a 14-acre nature trail where guests can even encounter the occasional wildlife.