5 Amazing Things to Do When You Visit Rancho Cordova

5 Amazing Things to Do When You Visit Rancho Cordova

You may have traveled to Rancho Cordova for a sports tournament or on a business trip, but have you really explored all there is to do in Rancho Cordova?

From the water activities to wine country, historical sites and museums, there are so many things to do! So, 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.


The Sacramento State Aquatic Center can do it all. Several NCAA and Pac-12 Rowing Championships take place here. Additionally, it’s known as one of the best lakes for rowing in the U.S. But if you’re looking for less of a competitive atmosphere, then kayaks, jet skis, SUP, sailing boats, and canoes are all available for rental. Regardless of your reason to visit, we promise a great time and a summer tan!


Taking place annually in the fall, the California Capital Airshow displays U.S. military 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.

Children participating in parade


An international festival of sounds, dance, and tastes from around the world, iFest is a massive family-friendly celebration. This party is perfect for families and groups of friends. Also, 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?


The party for wine lovers and foodies! So, if you love a wine weekend getaway, plan a visit to Rancho Cordova during harvest 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. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the amazing view you’ll have sitting among vineyards and rolling hills.


The oldest public art museum this side of the Mississippi; the Crocker Art Museum awaits the ultimate art lover. Take a look at special exhibitions to complement the collections of Californian art, European art, ceramics, photography, Oceanic art and more. Visit any time throughout the year! After 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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