Plan your perfect Amgen Tour of California Weekend

Plan your perfect Amgen Tour of California Weekend

Looking to fill the May 11th-13th weekend? Enjoy the best weekend ever at the AMGEN Start Stage 2. Check out four Rancho Cordova itineraries- created by locals and local approved.

The Party Itinerary:

Want to show your family and friends a weekend of celebrating and fun? This is the weekend for you!


-Check into the hotel right off of the freeway

-Take the light rail straight into Old Town Sacramento

-Catch an NBA game at the new Golden 1 Center

-Hit up a comedy club and explore the downtown bars


-Start your day with a lovely brunch hosted by the Marriott Rancho Cordova

-Visit the Mimosa House in Rancho Cordova to experience the best bubbles you’ve had

-Take a trip to the Sierra Foothills and use your Wine Passport, to receive free tastings for two, with our six partnered wineries

-Come back to the hotel to relax, nap, and prep for the night!

-Visit the new Magnolia House to get your gamble on


-Wake up bright and early for Race Day!

-Visit Starbucks and grab your go-to breakfast sandwich and coffee

-Party at AMGEN @ 8:00am! Race starts at 9:30am!

The Family-Friendly Itinerary

Perfect for all families no matter the size. This plan works to make everyone happy.

-Take the light rail into Downtown Sacramento to get your grub on!

-See a show at the Crest Theatre

-Savor your sweet tooth by visiting Rick’s Dessert Diner

-Walk around the capitol building at sunset

-Take “the rail” back into Rancho Cordova for a good night’s sleep


-Wake up and eat breakfast at your local Rancho Cordova hotel

-Head over to Koreana Plaza International Market to fill your picnic basket for the day

-Take your lunches and head up to Amador County to pair your cheese with some wine

-Head to The Lodge for some dinner and gambling to top off the night


-Grab some breakfast to go from Koreana Plaza Bakery

-Head over to City Hall by biking, and parking in into designated bike valets

-Get ready for race time at 9:30am!

-After the race, head to CSUS Aquatic Center to paddle around and kayak

The Foodie Itinerary

Explore diverse local restaurants offered throughout Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento area!


-Pancakes, waffles, and eggs at Brookfield’s

-Take a walk over to the Korean Plaza to visit cuisine around the world

-Grab some lunch to go and head over to The American River Parkway for some walking

-Head back to your Rancho Cordova hotel and get dressed for dinner!

-Visit Il Fornaio Classico for a classic dinner for two

-Finish the night by visiting the Barrel District and trying the best local brews


-Wake up extra early to visit the Mimosa House for a sunny side up breakfast

-Arrive at the festival by 8:00am

-Watch AMGEN take off at 9:30am! WOOHOO!

-Visit Petalis for lunch and end with a wine tour using your Wine Passport!

The Relaxing and Resting Itinerary

Catch up on some Zzzz’s and plan a relaxing and welcoming weekend in Rancho Cordova.


-Check into a Rancho Cordova hotel over the weekend

-Take in the local restaurant scene

-Pick a good movie and rest in your soft and cozy bed!


-Wake up and take a walk and paddle at American River Parkway

-Fill your day with a massage, manicures and pedicures at a local beauty salon

-Visit the Drive-in for a sunset movie for two

-Grab some dessert afterwards at Back To The 80’s Café & More

-Eat complimentary breakfast at your Rancho Cordova hotel


-Walk over to AMGEN Start Stage 2 early to check out the scene

-Afterwards, go to a viewing party in the Barrel District to finish your day!