Families love Sacramento. Affordable hotels and restaurants give a top-quality experience while the outdoor recreation opportunities let everyone put down the phones, iPads and other devices to enjoy spending time together and making new memories.
Old Sacramento is straight out of a child's imagining of the Old West, and the fun they'll have roaming the wooden sidewalks, peeking into toy and candy shops and touring the hidden Gold Rush-era underground city is so immersive that they'll forget they're actually learning.
A trip to the Capitol is both fun and free, and the surrounding park is gorgeous, with many secluded spots for a picnic.
Relaxing in Discovery Park for a barbecue or a beach day at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers is a fun childhood memory for most Sacramentans, and you give the same memories to your kids on a visit.
Another spot for kids to make memories and explore is William Land Park, which houses the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town, where children can take a hands-on approach to their favorite stories.