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Fun Things to Do Near Sacramento, CA

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Known for its rich history, delicious food and evolving culture, Sacramento is a popular destination for tourists from around the country. The city is also home to Universal Technical Institute Sacramento—a 245,000-square foot technical school where students can train to become automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians.

If you currently attend UTI Sacramento or will be in the city soon to start your training, this round-up is for you. Read along as we share some fun things to do in Sacramento when you need a study break!

Sacramento Zoo

More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals call the Sacramento Zoo home. From a Sumatran Orangutan to a Fiji Island Banded Iguana, you’ll experience all kinds of wildlife as you walk through this 14-acre zoo.

The Sacramento Zoo puts on a variety of special events throughout the year, such as a summer ice cream safari and PJ Christmas Eve during the holiday season. Be sure to check their calendar when planning your visit! General admission for adults is $16.50, and tickets can be purchased through the zoo website.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park

Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located within the Old Sacramento Historic District and is generally referred to as Old Sacramento. Since the 1960s, the area has been restored and become a popular destination for tourists. Known for its historical buildings and unique architecture, the area is filled with things to see and do. If you’re looking for free things to do in Sacramento, this is a great option!

California State Railroad Museum

Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is often referred to as America’s railroad museum. The 225,000-square foot museum is home to exhibits and restored railroad cars and locomotives, giving visitors a look into the fascinating railroad history of California.

Guided tours and interpretive film screenings are offered daily, which provides a great way to explore everything the museum has to offer. The surrounding area is lined with plenty of dining options, from casual to formal! General admission for adults is $12.

California Automobile Museum

The California Automobile Museum has a collection of more than 150 classic cars, race cars, muscle cars and early models. With a wide variety of exhibits to explore and events to attend, this 72,000-square foot museum is every car enthusiast’s dream.

The museum also offers a variety of classes, including Model T driving, muscle car tune ups, automotive design and clay modeling, automotive photography and more. Tickets to enter cost $10 for adults and $9 for students with an ID. This is right up your alley if you’re looking for cheap things to do in Sacramento.

B Street Theatre

Recognized as one of Northern California’s top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West coast or regional premieres over the last 25 years. In fact, the Sacramento News has named it the ‘Best Live Theatre’ 14 years in a row!

Raging Waters

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect summer activity, look no further than Raging Waters in Sacramento. This water park features over 25 water attractions, slides, pools, an 800 foot lazy river and a wave pool! After a long day in the water, you can grab a bite to eat from one of the various dining options at the park.

Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum features a premier collection of California art. Known for its European master drawings and international ceramics, the Crocker offers a variety of exhibitions, events and programs including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures and more.

Whether you want to browse the museum’s beautiful artwork or learn a new skill by taking a class, Crocker has something for you. General admission for adults is $12, however prices vary for concerts, films and other special events

Sacramento Raceway Park

Originally built in 1964, Sacramento Raceway Park is a popular hub for drag racing and motocross. The record setting dragstrip offers racing for everyone, whether you want to attend an event such as the NHRA Pacific National Open or hit the track for a test and tune. On Friday nights, the track hosts motocross racing, which is open to riders of all skill levels.

All American Speedway

All American Speedway is a ⅓-mile NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack located in Roseville, which is about a half-hour drive from Sacramento. Whether you want to compete in a race or attend as a fan, this track offers an unforgettable experience.

If you’re thinking about being a competitor, be sure to check out the track’s rules and regulations first. Tickets for general admission cost $20 for adults and are free for active military members with a military ID.

Marysville Raceway

Located in Marysville, California, Marysville Raceway has been deemed the ‘Action Track of the West.’ The ¼-mile clay oval features competitive motorsports events and has 3,000 grandstand seats. The raceway showcases all types of race cars, including fan favorite Winged Pacific 360 Sprint Cars. Ticket prices vary based on the event, so be sure to check the track’s schedule when planning your visit.

That concludes our list of cheap fun things to do in Sacramento for students! We hope you enjoy exploring all the city has to offer.

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