||Rafting near Attractions & Activities in Sacramento, California!
American River rafting Class III-IV+: Most popular whitewater rafting in the West
Solid Class III-IV+ American River rafting trips can be combined with many Sacramento activities for groups and families. Just 45 minutes away from downtown Sacramento, the three forks of the American River satisfies any California whitewater rafting need. For the next few months, here are fun things to do before and after your California river trip! Slow down, stay awhile and enjoy yourself in the city of the NBA Kings, our governator, Arnold & the highjinks of the state Legislature!
Restaurants in Downtown, Midtown areas
Aioli Bodega Espanola:1800 L St; romantic Andalusian cuisine; 916.447.9440
Andy Nguyen's:2007 Broadway, Vietnamese cuisine served in formal atmosphere; 916.736.1157; W.E.T. staff favorite!!!
Biba:2801 Capitol Ave; Northern Italian; fine dining; world reknown; 916.455.2422; W.E.T. staff favorite!!!!
Black Cat Cafe:723-56th St; French crepes, panini, bistro-style; 916.451.9100
Black Pearl Oyster:2724 J St; Seafood cuisine; trendy, full bar; 916.440.0215
Brew it Up:801-14th St; upscale American grill; 24 house brews; 916.441.3000
Cafe Bernardo:2726 Capitol Ave; California cuisine; casual, counter service; 916.443.1180 W.E.T. teen staff favorite!!!
California Fat's Asia Grill:1015 Front St, Old Sac; CA & Pacific Rim cuisine; 916.441.7966
Celestin's & Voodou Lounge:1815 K St; Carribean cuisine; veg options; 916.444.2423
Delta King:Front St & K; Classic fare on a riverboat w/paddle wheel; 916.441.4440
Ernesto's Mexican:1901-16th St.; Mexican, party atmosphere, tequila tastings; 916.441.5850; W.E.T. staff favorite!!!!
Esquire Grill:1213 K St; upscale American; Ahhnold haunt; late night dining; 916.448.8900
Fox & Goose:1001 R St.; English pub, bangers; very popular, favorite of townies; 916.443.8825
Harlow's Nightclub/Rest:2708 J St; Modern Italian/CA w/Asian accents; music, celebrities; 916.441.4693
Icon: 431 R St; hip, urban, casual; DJ spinning; small plates, full restaurant & bar; food served until 4AM on Fri & Sat; 916.492.0004
Il Fornaio:400 Capitol Mall; sophisticated northern Italian; best martinis; upscale; 916.446.4100
Joe's Crab Shack:1210 Front St; seafood, casual, kids menu; Old Sac; 916.553.4249
Lucca Rest/Bar:1615 J St; Mediterranean, casual; frequent Ahhnold sightings; 916.669.5300
Mikuni Japanese:1530 J St; trendy, upscale Japanese; unusual sushis, non-tranditional; 916.447.2111
Oopa Oopa: 5644 J St; Greek food prepared by Greeks; inexpensive, great wines, Greek beers W.E.T. teen staff favorite!!!
Paragary's Bar & Oven:1401 28th St; CA/Italian cuisine; best, consistently excellent; 916.457.5735; W.E.T. staff favorite!!!!
Rubicon Brewery:2004 Capitol Ave; handcrafted ales, food; owned by a kayaker; 916.448.7032; W.E.T. staff favorite!!!
Streets of London: 1804 J St; hey bloke, a real British pub; outdoor patio, darts, fosball; 916.498.1388
Tapa the World:2115 J St; Spanish/world cuisine; flamenco; party atmosphere; 916.442.4353; W.E.T. staff favorite hangout!!!!
The Waterboy:2000 Capitol Mall; Fine northern Italian & south of France; adventurous, upscale; 916.498.9891
Zocola:1801 Capitol Ave; cool, modern, authentic Mexican; majestic, public square; architect Leonard Stark designed the original building; 916.441.0303; W.E.T. staff favorite!!!
Adult Entertainment, Clubs, Bars
Faces Night Club:2000 K St; best dance club in town; gay & straight clientele; lots of fun events; since 1985; 916.448.7798
Club 2-Me: 4738 J St; East Sac bar; CSUS hang-out; bar food & mixed drinks; more guys than girls!; 916.451.6834
Hogshead Brew: 114 J Street; great brew pub in touristy Old Sac; 916.443.BREW
Monkey Bar: 2730 Capitol Ave; part of Paragary's empire of restaurants and bars; hip, urban, hangout for 20 to 30-somethings; 916.442.8490
Old Ironsides: 1901-10th St; venerable favorite; live music, mid-town crowd; bar food & inexpensive drinks; 916.443.9751
Pine Cove Tavern: 502-29th St; cop's favorite bar: since 1953; popcorn & drinks, mid-town & neighborhood crowd; bar food & inexpensive drinks; 916.446.3624
Press Club: 2030 P St; live music; wild clientele; inexpensive drinks & cover charge; 916.444.7914
Torch Club: 904-15th St; mixed clientele from politicians to suburbanites to mid-town hip; must see, blues club; inexpensive drinks & cover charge; start your night here; 916.443.2797; W.E.T. staff favorite hangout!!!!
See this link for Mid-town dancing, clubs & more restaurants
Sacramento's mid-town scene is filled with art galleries, restaurants, trendy clubs, live music, dancing and more. Home of Second Saturday Art scene.
||Sacramento Attractions cont...:
Courtyard by Marriott:4422 Y Street
Delta King:1000 Front St
Embassy Suites Riverfront:100 Capital Mall
Govenors Inn:210 Richards Blvd
Holiday Inn Downtown:728-16th St
Holiday Inn 80 East:5321 Date Ave
Hyatt Regency:1209 L St
La Quinta:200 Jibboom St
Red Lion Hotel:1401 Arden Way
Sheraton Grand:1230 J St; 4 stars; one block from state Capitol
Sterling Hotel:5321 Date Ave; 4 stars
Super 8 Motel Discovery Park:221 Jibboom St
Viczcaya Hotel:2019 21st St;
For more information on hotels in the area click here.
Museums, Special Attractions & Fun for the Family
B Street Theatre: Adult & kids' theatre; innovative theatre; Busfield Bros
Bridge to Bridge Waterfront Festival: July; High-powered racing boats reach speeds up to 140 mph; live music, entertainment, sky diving demos & beer garden
California State Fair at Cal Expo is the granddaddy of all fairs; tons of exhibits, food vendors, carnival, artworks, farm animals; from Aug 11 - Sept 4; combine this w/ American River rafting trip!
Crocker Art Gallery: In 1868, E.B. Crocker purchased this property to house his private art collection. California works, Asian & Modern.
Crockett-Deane Ballet Company is part of Deane Dance Center; semi-professional, original choreography, non-profit; various performances & dates; ballet classes and school
Deane Dance Center ballet classes; prepatory school for professional ballet dancers; founding school of Sacramento Ballet company
Discovery Museum: Great museum for the family with a natural science bias
Fairytale Town: Little ones will delight in this fairytale world; surreal, dream-like structures; across from the Sacramento Zoo
Fool's Foundation: art gallery, events; music club for under 21; indie music; popular with Mid-towners
Gold Rush Days: Sept 2-5 in Old Sacramento; Labor Day Weekend; 1850's Gold Rush with dirt-covered streets, horsedrawn wagons, Pony Express & Wild West shootout!
Music Circus: New pavillion, classic musical theatre; subscriptions available; preformances throughout the summer months
Old Sacramento Riverfront:: A tourists must-see; restored area on the riverfront; souvenir shops, restaurants
River Otter Water Taxi: Scenic tours on the Sacramento River stopping at Sacramento's favorite tourist attractions & restaurants; must-do w/ family
Sacramento Ballet: Classical, modern; subscriptions available; see the ballet after the rafting trip this spring
Sacramento Pipeworks: Take the family climbing before the rafting trip
Sacramento Railroad Museum: Railroad buffs will enjoy the old trains; incredible displays, docents to answer questions; ride one, too!
Sacramento Zoo: Kids & adults will enjoy this charming zoo; become a zoo patron; across from Fairytale Town
Skatetown: Ice skating, hockey; lessons; cool off after your rafting trip
Sutter's Fort: Restored back to 1847 era; audio tours available; California historical park
Towe Auto Museum:Car lovers dream museum; every kind of antique vehicle; a favorite of locals & tourists
W.E.T. River Trips
California rafting trips on the whitewater sections of the American River; families, teens, corporate team-building; founded 1978, Sacramento, CA
SHOPPING (Shop 'till you drop!)
Arden Fair Mall: Nordstrom's, Cold Water Creek, Oakley, bebe, etc; park at upper levels in back; indoor mall
Downtown Plaza: outdoor mall; Century Theaters, Macys, Hard Rock Cafe, Imax, Morton's Steakhouse; walking distance to Old Sacramento tourist area
IKEA: if you've never shopped at this Swedish giant's "everything plus the kitchen sink" store, you gotsta do it; West Sac across from Old Sac
Flatspot: best skateboard shop in Sacramento; events and promotions
J Street in Mid-town: park your car at 21st & J and walk East; urban retailers, good prices and excellent selections
Krazy Mary's: favorite shopping in Sacramento! Mary is the consumate service-orientated retailer. From teens, indie, genX,Y, and moms, her store is an absolute delight. Betsy Johnson, Free People, etc.
Olipom: featured in Lucky Magazine; Reject, Pretty Trashy, vintage & indie for men & women; Olivia mentors Mid-town youth in fashion and style; a must do shopping experience
Sell Out Buy Out: over 22 artists come together for this once-a-month art show, trade show, open market; Rodriguez, Skinner collectible art
Sugar Shack: no need for San Francisco shopping; hip, cool styles for youth & young adults
More Mid-town Retailers for shopping junkies
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American River Rafting is a popular Gift Certificate package for your favorite outdoor enthusiast. In the heart of El Dorado County just 45 minutes from Sacramento, California; near ski resorts, wineries, Gold Rush events, bed and breakfast inns, the American River rafting vacation is unmatched by any other river in the state of California! Call for gift packages for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or that special event!
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