Theatre of Lights in Old Sacramento

Six Things to Do With the Kids During the Winter Holidays in Sacramento

The holidays are upon us, kids are out of school and houseguests are part of the picture. Where to take them and what to do without spending a fortune? Here are some ideas. 1. Global Winter Wonderland: Seventeen acres of lighted displays depicting landmarks and scenes from around the world (including dinosaurs from the prehistoric […]

Registration is now open for Run to Feed the Hungry, a Sacramento tradition on Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy

Time to Sign Up for Thanksgiving Run to Feed the Hungry

It’s time to register for Run to Feed the Hungry, a Sacramento tradition on Thanksgiving Day. The 10K run and 5K run/walk support the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. The event takes place rain or shine on Thanksgiving morning, with the 10K trotting off at 8:15 a.m. and walkers following at 9 a.m. It […]

As Snow Falls, Sugar Bowl Hosts A Job Fair

Ever wanted a seasonal job as a “liftie” at a Tahoe resort? Sugar Bowl is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 16). Multiple departments are hiring, including food and beverage, ticket checkers, hotel & housekeeping, operations, retail, parking and more. Sugar Bowl employees enjoy free unrestricted season passes, discounted […]

Yosemite's Half Dome with fall colors

There’s Still Time to Catch Some Beautiful Fall Color

Who says fall color only lights up the East and Midwest? Dude, it happens in California, too, as John Poimiroo illustrates through his popular California Fall Color blog/website. The site is updated weekly with photos, such as this one of Yosemite by Nicholas Barnhart, sent in by photographers throughout the state. Color in Sacramento peaked […]

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Fest

It’s Snow-O-Clock in Sacramento!

The Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival takes place this weekend (Nov. 15-16) at Cal Expo, featuring exhibitors from ski areas all over the Americas plus manufacturers and retailers of snowsports clothing, gear and equipment. …General admission and general excitement are free, but you have to pay for parking. Other tiers of admission include some free […]

Get a free ride in Sacramento with Lyft

Lyft, a new ride-sharing program, is a cheaper alternative to a cab with a smart phone app and background-checked drivers who say hello with a fist bump. It is up and running in Sacramento and other cities nationwide.

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10 best free things to do in Sacramento

Sacramento, the capital of California, may not get the media attention of its coastal cities, but it has plenty to offer as a destination getaway on its own. And it has a plethora of fun, free things to do and see for the visitor on a budget (or locals who don’t get out enough). There’s a rich history to explore, from architecture to museums to the local waterways. And lots of nature to enjoy,too.