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Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins near the Capitol Building and takes you on a well-designed course among historic monuments down through the streets of Sacramento among great artwork and to the riverfront and Old Town Sacramento! The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows parti leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the capitol and the city scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per Group. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people."""
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Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins near the Capitol Building and takes you on a well-designed course among historic monuments down through the streets of Sacramento among great artwork and to the riverfront and Old Town Sacramento! The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows parti leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the capitol and the city scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per Group. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people."""
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Catalina Island Cape Canyon Expedition
"This tour ventures through scenic Middle Ranch Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina's interior. You’ll see the Middle Ranch habitat of the American Bald Eagle. You'll descend down the rocky rugged Sheep Chute Road to scenic Little Harbor on the windward side of the island for spectacular views. We'll take you on truly unique ""roads"" in a Hummer that runs on biofuel going places that no other tour company is able to access. You'll travel to the Airport-in-the-Sky 1600 feet above sea level where you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Airport's DC-3 Cafe or admire the Conservancy Nature Center’s educational displays. 10% of the proceeds go to support the Catalina Island Conservancy.""""Enjoy an Extreme Off-Road Adventure Into Catalina Island's Beautiful interior. Experience Santa Catalina Island’s rugged “outback” in our all-terrain 12 passenger eco friendly H1 Hummer. Converted to run on biofuel refined from recycled vegetable oil
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Weather Wise / Casual Tips (4)

Summer clothes for Sacramento

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Sacramento like most of California is mostly casual but unlike some of the other tips for this area I don't think running around in shorts and flip-flops in the summer is all you want to do. If you are visiting Old Sacramento or some of the other outdoor venues then its fine but in many restuarants away from the "tourist" areas a little nicer attire is appreciated. It's always HOT during summer but almost always cools off at night due to our "Delta Breeze" so bring a light jacket for the evenings, especially if you'll be close to one of our two rivers. Restaurants and shops are always air conditioned. We do get a touch of humidity but nothing extreme.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear There are many campgrounds within an hour or so drive but nothing close by unless you count a few KOA campgrounds along the freeway. If you go to the mountains for camping always pack some very warm clothes because even in the dead of summer it gets very cold. Remember it's the Sierras and the altitude can reach 7,000 ft.

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msaardvark
Jan 11, 2007

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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear If you come to Sacramento between May through October pack LIGHT!!! You wont want to wear anything becasue it will be about 110 degrees F with a bit of humidity coming off the river. A tank top (T-shirt for guys), cargo shorts and a pair of flip flops and you will blend seamlessly with the locals. This attire will be welcome at just about any restaurannt and bar as well.

For the winter pack the opposite, although still just as casual. Jeans and a cozy sweater will suit you just fine a coat wouldn't be a bad idea if you have room in your bags. It can be in the high 30's F during the winter.

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politigal
Aug 26, 2002

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Luggage and bags Sacramento is extremely casual. It's very hot in the summer but the temperature does cool down in the evenings which makes it an ideal place to eat outside. This is not a city where people dress up. You can go to some of the best restaurants in Sacramento and even wear jeans if you like. The atmosphere is very relaxed and unpretentious. So, bring your shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, sunscreen and a hat !!

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Jeannette1
Aug 25, 2002

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Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear make sure to bring warm clothes for at night. It's in the mountains, which cools way down in the evening. Just bring everything you would normally bring while camping.

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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Sacramento

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California State Capitol

Built in 1874 in a Neoclassical style. This is the 8th capitol building in California and the second in Sacramento after the capitol moved here from Benicia. the building is modeled on the US capitol...
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California Museum

The state history museum is worth a visit although a little light on content. The museum is just a few blocks south of the Capital and includes exhibits on the history of California along with a hall...
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California State Railroad Museum

The California Railroad Museum is a world class museum that depicts how the railroad resulted in the development of the Western United States. The museum which was opened in 1976 consists of six new...
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California State Military Museum

This is a fairly small and often ignored, though pretty interesting museum. It may not be a must-see for everyone, obviously, but I highly recommend it and it is right in the must-see area of Old...
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Old Sacamento

This section of the city was the nucleus when it started in 1848 with the gold discoveries. Thousands of people came here to seek their fortune and maybe even find gold. Sam Brannen began a store here...
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Crocker Art Museum

Modern and cultural art in a historic mansion. The mansion and the original art collection was owned by Judge Edwin Crocker who built the mansion in 1868. It was donated to the city by his widow in...
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