Horse Show Weekend Itinerary around Rancho Cordova

Horse Show Weekend Itinerary around Rancho Cordova

Enjoy a horse show weekend with these awesome activities!


Spend some time on cloud nine by visiting Sky Drifters Hot Air Ballooning!  Just around the corner from the Murieta Equestrian Center, enjoy an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride with a licensed pilot over the gorgeous Sierra Nevada Foothills.  These unbelievable views can be enjoyed in small groups of two to eight or book a hot-air balloon proposal!  Sky Drifters is only 24-30 minutes away from Rancho Cordova.

Following your flight, a wine tour around the Sierra Foothills Wine Country is the perfect way to unwind and familiarize yourself with award-winning vineyards.  This trip is easily accessible with our Sierra Foothills Wine Passport, where pass holders can enjoy two complimentary tastings on us!  Wineries like Boeger Winery and Scott Harvey Wines are family-friendly so that the whole family can enjoy themselves.

Keep your head in the clouds by visiting Sky Sushi in Rancho Cordova.  Located on Sunrise Boulevard, this sushi restaurant’s sashimi and nigiri assortments will make your jaw drop!  Not only are their dishes beautifully presented, but their sushi is also one of the best in Rancho Cordova.


The best way to start one’s day is with a fulfilling breakfast at The Mimosa House.  The Mimosa House’s menu features many favorite breakfast dishes, including crepes, scrambles, French toast, and more   One can never go wrong with their mimosa flights.   Pro-tip: ordering the Pink Peach, Sunset, and Pink Sapphire mimosas for a mimosa flight makes the perfect way to welcome spring into Gold Country.  This vibrant and welcoming establishment can start one’s morning with a smile.

After a long day of dressage or attending one of the classics, dip your feet in Lake Natoma!  There, relax on the beaches or rent equipment from the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, such as stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, sailboats, and more!  The Sacramento State Aquatic Center also offers other services such as classes, youth camps, and programs!


The Barrel District is the perfect stop on any weekend trip!  Each location showcases its unique beverages and vibes, six breweries, two distilleries, and a meadery.  Sites such as Fort Rock Brewing and Claimstake Brewing Company are family-friendly!  Checking out the Barrel District with our mobile passport makes this visit easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, AND pass holders access exclusive deals and chances to win prizes. 

Next, take a break by grabbing lunch at The Establishmint, a sushi and Asian-fusion restaurant!  Located on Olsen Drive, The Establishmint’s extensive menu includes delicious iconic sushi rolls, Katsu Curry, Pad Thai, and so much more.  This new restaurant is up-and-coming, so make sure to get a taste!

Exploring Sacramento’s Downtown Commons (commonly known as DOCO) is only a hop, skip, and exit away from Rancho Cordova for more adventures.  Hotels in Rancho Cordova are close to Highway 50, making travel to our neighboring cities very convenient.  From your Rancho Cordova hotel, drive onto Highway 50 West before taking 519B from  I-5 North to get to DOCO. 

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