Arts & Culture

Whether you prefer to stroll the famous Crocker Art Museum. Midtown Sacramento or enjoy a festival in Rancho Cordova proper, you'll find all the art, dance and show you can dream of.

Northern California Culture Weekend

Contemplate the collection of Californian art at the Crocker Art Museum. Then mosey along the bustling streets of Midtown Sacramento where you’ll find boutiques, galleries, cafes, bars, and the unexpected. Tour the California State Capital and enjoy its renowned rose gardens (pictured below).

Hop it up with friends at one of Rancho Cordova’s craft breweries in the Barrel District. Sure, Rancho Cordova is known as home to hardworking Fortune 500 companies, but When it’s time to chill out Claimstake Brewing, and Fort Rock Brewing offers flavorful ales, porters, and IPA’s that will enlighten the palate and invite conversation. Make plans for dinner at M. Shahrzad Fine Persian Cuisine, noted as the best Persian restaurant in the region, or for flair and fusion, head to Mints Euro Asian Cuisine.

The California State Railroad Museum is a must-see. Sure you’ll run into plenty of families at this museum, but the trains are so spectacular, you don’t want to miss this California gem. Plus, historic Old Sacramento is right out the door, with bars and boutiques. You can even catch a train ride.

Tip: Catch a show at the Harris Center for the Arts. From dance to music to plays, this three-stage venue has something to offer year-round.