Things to Do

Of course, there are many things to do in Rancho Cordova- no matter how long your stay is!

When you bring your sense of discovery to Rancho Cordova, you’ll find a region ripe for memorable experiences. So, let’s start with the American River, a gem offering family-friendly rafting, kayaking, fabulous fishing holes, and riparian riches ideal for birding and salmon sightings. Upriver, you’ll find Lake Natoma and the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. The center offers miles of flatwater famous for rowing, but also ideal for stand up paddleboarding (SUP), sailing, and canoeing. With Rancho Cordova right in the middle, the waterway is lined by the American River Parkway Bike Trail, a stunning 32-mile paved bike trail. In fact, cyclists of all ages and abilities absolutely love this path.

Venture out a bit farther and you’ll find prime Gold Country exploration. Historic sites such as the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and antiquing and gallery hopping in nearby towns like Sutter Creek and Volcano are a short drive away! And world-class wine tasting in the nearby Sierra Foothills wine regions of El Dorado and Amador County, where old vine Zinfandels reign, are just up the road. Yet, other varietals, such as Barbera, wow as well. Or, throttle up the excitement at the Prairie City off-highway vehicle park where top motocross events take place annually, but amateurs take to the tracks every day.

Of course, Rancho Cordova is also California’s unofficial Sports Tournament Capital. City sports parks are well suited for outdoor tournaments, and the aforementioned Lake Natoma is nationally known for its smooth waters. Specifically, team-friendly accommodations and restaurants make Rancho Cordova a top choice for amateur and professional tournaments alike.

Whether traveling on a family vacation or adding a day to your corporate trip, find out how our warm hospitality, outstanding selection of accommodations, and easy access to major highways makes Rancho Cordova Northern California’s discovery zone. Find Exclusive deals, events & more. There are so many things to do in Rancho Cordova!