What To Do With Children In Sacramento

By: Kris Koonar

Sacramento is not only the capital of California, but its also a cultural center as well. There are more than 20 museums and several other attractions that dot the streets of this city. For families, Sacramento can be considered as a premier destination. When you visit the greater Sacramento area, there are many things you can do for a fun filled family day. Various exciting and attractive destinations and attractions can be found in this city where your children can have loads of fun.

Funderland Amusement Park is one of the main attractions for families who come to Sacramento for a vacation with their kids. This park has free admission and you just need to make a payment of 1.50 dollars [USD] for every ride you want to take. Besides the traditional rides that can be found in any park, Funderland Amusement Park offers a dragon coaster and various hands-on manual games. This park is very good for families who come to Sacramento with their children because this simple and old-fashioned park can be great fun for kids who are under the age of 12 years.

If you want to give your kids something to remember then you can stop at the Discovery Museum of Sacramento-Science & Space center. This center is spread in 14 acres and has odd animals, simulated space machines, discovery rooms, along with hands-on exhibits. The California State Railroad Museum is another great place for families who come with their kids for a vacation because this museum features historic trains and also includes a running train that takes the visitors around Sacramento River.

If you are planning to visit Sacramento in summer, then your children can have a great time at the Gilroy Gardens. This garden features some unique rides like a monorail that runs through a greenhouse, swan paddleboats, a 1920s car ride. The design of the park is in shape of vegetables and it is geared towards making entertainment available for families who wish to add some education along with entertainment.

Your kids can ride on the Banana Spilt swinging boat, fly about in the Strawberry Sundae Wheel ride or spin in the Garlic Twirl Teacup ride, no matter what they are sure to have a lot of entertainment. Some of the exhibits that are there around the park consist of a rock maze, five waterfalls, small cabins that feature educational films related to the park and series of learning sheds.

Another place to be with your children during your stay in Sacramento is the state fair. It is a must-see show that lasts for 16 days and takes place in August. This fair features loads of kids attractions, big artists and special exhibitions. You can also take your kids to the Sacramento zoo where they can play and learn. The zoo activities include various game options through which kids can have a lovely time.

Zoo also offers summer classes for kids and family overnight safaris that can make the vacation memorable for your kids. There are full day as well half-day classes in which even parents can participate. So the next time you plan a trip to Sacramento for a family vacation, do not for get to take your kids to all these places because they are sure to have an amazing time and will remember the trip always.

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