5 Amazing Things to Do When You Visit Rancho Cordova

You may have travelled to Rancho Cordova for a sports tournament or on a business trip, but you have probably never had a chance to really explore all that Rancho Cordova has to offer.

Rancho Cordova isn’t much of a one-hit wonder, and by that, we mean that Rancho Cordova isn’t known for just one thing (think the state of Iowa and corn) — it’s a region ripe for memorable experiences.

From the water activities to wine country and historical sites and museums, everywhere you turn, there’s so many things to do! To help you plan out your next trip to the heart of northern California, we’ve compiled a list of 5 amazing things to do when you visit Rancho Cordova.

  1.  Sacramento State Aquatic Center

    The Sacramento State Aquatic Center can do it all. This is where several NCAA and Pac-12 Rowing Championships have been held, and it’s known as one of the best lakes for rowing in the U.S. But if you’re looking for little less of a competitive atmosphere, then kayaks, jet skis, SUP, sailing boats, and canoes are all available for rental. Whether you’re visiting for competition, or with your family and friends, we can promise a great time and a summer tan!

  2. California Capital Airshow

    Taking place annually in October, the California Capital Airshow is an amazing airshow display of military performers. With performers like the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, this airshow fun is for all ages! Talk to the pilots and crew, enjoy music, food, exhibits and more.

  3. iFest

    An international festival celebrating sounds, dance and tastes from around the world, iFest is a massive family-friendly party. Perfect for families and groups of friends, iFest is a springtime event where you can take a trip around the world tasting wines, enjoying foods, dances, and music of other cultures, and did we mention it’s free of charge?

  4. Barbera Festival

    This special event is perfect for wine lovers and foodies! If you’re the type that loves a weekend getaway with your loved one or friend, plan a visit to Rancho Cordova in late spring for the Barbera Festival. This outdoor wine and food festival focusing on Barbera wines includes more than 80 wineries, live music, local artists and vendors, and we can’t forget to mention the amazing view you’ll have sitting among vineyards and rolling hills.

  5. Crocker Art Museum

    As the oldest public art museum on this side of the Mississippi, the Crocker Art Museum is waiting for the ultimate art lover. Take a look at special exhibitions to compliment the collections of Californian art, European art, ceramics, photography, Oceanic art and more. Visit any time throughout the year, and while you’re checking out some of the diverse programs at Crocker, let the kids play in a world of interactive discovery at the Sacramento Children’s Museum nearby.

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