Whether you’re into food, culture, nature, or sports — you can do all of these things when you visit Rancho Cordova in Sacramento.
When you think of a trip to California, it’s almost always going to be in Hollywood, Long Beach, San Francisco, or San Diego. Sure, these places have tons of attractions and activities, but aren’t you a bit tired of the same old views? Luckily for you, we found the perfect hideaway where there’s a little of everything and more.
Welcome to Rancho Cordova, a lesser-known destination located in the Northern part of California. Many travelers visit Rancho Cordova for business trips or sports tournaments, but they come back for all the great things this place offers.
Rancho Cordova is considered the Unofficial Sports Tournament Capital of the Golden State because of its big city sports parks suited for outdoor tournaments. If you’re ever planning to visit, here’s a rundown of some of the best things to do while staying in this California Gold Country!
- Take a Swing at Monster Mini Golf
If you’re a fan of Stephen Curry’s TV show called Holey Moley, you can have a pretty similar experience of their golf course at Monster Mini Golf. Play golf like never before with glow-in-the-dark canvas and climate-controlled facility guaranteed to make the game twice as fun. It’s a good way to get some sweat while having fun, just don’t forget to bring water to hydrate yourself.
- Experience Wine Tasting Complete with a Wine Passport at Sierra Hills Foothills
A more calming but memorable choice for a destination is a wine tasting experience at Sierra Hills Foothills. One booking gets you free wine tastings for two and a wine passport that records all the wine you consumed. Let loose while you develop your wine palate, so you know what to bring to the next night in party with friends.
Friendly reminder: Eat a full meal before wine tasting to increase alcohol tolerance.
- Celebrate World Cultures at iFest (International Festival)
After a lovely day of wine tasting and vineyard tour, immerse yourself in different cultures around the world at iFest. It is a multicultural festivity with arts, dancing, and food. It happens around springtime and the best part is that it’s absolutely free. What more can you ask for?
- Marvel at the Collection in Crocker Art Museum
Dedicate a day discovering art treasures in Crocker Art Museum, the west of Mississippi River’s oldest museum. This museum is owned by a wealthy art enthusiast and has an impressive collection that dates back to the Gold Rush era. They have interesting events and exhibitions from time to time which you can check on their website.
- Take a Walk in Midtown Sacramento
In case you just want a breather and want to see new things, you can just walk around in the vibrant streets of midtown Sacramento. Shop for unique finds, try out local coffee shops, or sip some afternoon tea — you’ll never run out of things to do in Rancho Cordova.
- Have a Lazy Day at Lake Natoma
We’ve saved the best for last! If you’ve asked someone or searched in the internet for the best things to do in Rancho Cordova, chances are Lake Natoma is on top of the list. That happens for a reason because Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova is a beautiful spot for picnic and lounging under the sun. Those who prefer more active can go sailing or kayaking under the beautiful sunset of Lake Natoma.
Now, all you need to do is set a date for your California trip and enjoy the things that Rancho Cordova has to offer.N