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How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Sacramento, CA

 If you're searching for places to stay near Sacramento, look no further! Our Northern California campground is located only 45 minutes away from the city, making our Camp-Resort the perfect place to stay with your family if you're considering a trip to Sacramento. Set one day aside from your camping trip and follow this itinerary to give you an idea of how to spend a day trip to Sacramento!

A train on a railroad track in the spring!

Photo by Kelly Huston

California State Railroad Museum

Stand in the shadow of a 150-year-old, 40-ton monument of innovation, engineering, and history. Take a ride along the rails that played a key role in the development of the Golden State. See the history of the California railways come to life in engaging exhibits. A visit to the California State Railroad Museum is a not-to-be-missed experience for persons of all ages. Tickers range from $6-$12, and can be purchased here

Lion at the Sacramento Zoo close to our resort!

Sacramento Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo is a nonprofit, educational organization accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums. From lions, to red pandas, to chimpanzees, and so much more, there is a wide variety of animals to be seen. Tickets range based on days, age, and availability - make sure to check these out here

Spend the day at the ballpark with the Sacramento River Cats

Photo by Sacramento River Cats

Sacramento River Cats

Ready to spend the day at the ballpark? Visit the Sacramento River Cats! This team is the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and will for sure host a night to remember with the whole family. Make sure to take a look at their schedule to see when they will be playing next here.

Family with kids posing in front of the castle at Fairytale Town.

Photo by Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town

For 60 years, Fairytale Town has offered children and families a safe place to imagine, play, and learn. With 26 playsets based on nursery rhymes and fairytales, a friendly flock of farm animals, two performing arts stages and several gardens, learning has never been more fun! General admission tickets are $7/person or FREE for kids under 2. Get yours today at their website.

Capitol Park in Sacramento is beautiful and a great location to walk around.

Capitol Park

Capitol Park is considered one of the most beautiful State Capitol grounds in the nation. Covering forty acres and spanning twelve city blocks, it contains species of plant life from nearly every part of the globe. Come for the day and take a walk, picnic, or just come for some sightseeing. 
We hope this list gave you some ideas for the top things to do in the area. After you've spent your fun day away in Sacramento, it's time to head back to your home base at the best family campground in Northern California - Jellystone Park™ Tower Park! In addition to Sacramento's attractions, you can enjoy 10+ of our own attractions included in your stay. After you rest up from your exciting day in the city, you can relax at our Water Zone and swimming pools, soar high on our jumping pillows, or unwind with awesome arts & crafts. Don't let the family-fun stop in Sacramento - make it a longer trip and choose Jellystone Park™ Tower Park as your next place to stay near Sacramento, CA!