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Old 04-24-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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I will be taking a trip to Sacramento this summer to finally meet my long lost brother. I'm from New Orleans, in my early-20's and have never been anywhere west of Louisiana.

What are some some things for a guy in his early 20's to do in Sacramento?
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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Depends--what sort of thing do you like to do in New Orleans?
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:18 AM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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I'm into all sorts of things. Music, Bowling, outdoors, indoors etc...


But, I know every city has a few things that you MUST do when visiting there...
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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I will be taking a trip to Sacramento this summer to finally meet my long lost brother. I'm from New Orleans, in my early-20's and have never been anywhere west of Louisiana.

What are some some things for a guy in his early 20's to do in Sacramento?
I'm also from Louisiana and lived in the New Orleans area for many years. Sacramento's mid-town area has clubs and restaurants that are very popular with young adults. Sacramento's old town area along the Sacramento River has wooden sidewalks similar to what someone would have seen 200 years ago and also many shops and restaurants, but this part of town is similar in a lot of ways to the New Orleans French Quarter. The State Railroad Museum in the old town area is very impressive. If you are staying in Sacramento more than just a few days, you should also consider seeing things outside of Sacramento such as the the California coast, Napa Valley (wine country), Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite National Park. There are many places to go to experience hiking, kayaking, swimming, sightseeing. If your brother has lived in Sacramento for a while, he should have some ideas for you to consider when you arrive.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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Old Sacramento is kind of the "must-see" tourist spot, including the Railroad Museum, the Delta King riverboat and the Underground Sidewalks tour. The other standard tourist attractions are Sutter's Fort, the State Capital and Capitol Park, the old Governor's Mansion and Stanford Mansion (although those might be shut down due to budget cuts!) and the Crocker Art Museum.

Midtown has a lot of nightlife but there is a growing nightlife scene in downtown Sacramento along K Street. Live music, dance clubs, restaurants, cafes, and bars are scattered around the central city. Outside the central city there are a few attractions but they're farther apart.

There are a couple of bike rental places in Old Sac that will let you tool around town or ride the bike paths along the American or Sacramento River--a bike is the best way to get around the central city.

A couple resources for things to do:

Sacramento, Chico and Reno News & Review: source for local news and events

Midtown Monthly
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Old Sacramento - Offical Site of Old Sacramento! A great place for shopping, events, historic tours, dining, & activities!

If you have a car, it's about 90 minutes to San Francisco (without traffic!). Amtrak also has trains between Sacramento and Oakland (Emeryville) and you can take a Amtrak bus into SF.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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From one Delta city right to another. How ironic is that!

Have a great time and your money is greatly appreciated. I can't add much more to the great info provided already. Except if you can make it the Sonoma and Marin county coast line, it is spectacular. A beautiful days drive from San Francisco heading north to Fort Bragg. Check it out if you have time. Don't forget to eat some fresh oysters in Point Reyes. Look it up, several great oyster farms. Hog Island etc.....

The coast line is about two hours travel due west from Sacramento. Less if you know all the shortcuts.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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Just wanted to say thanks to you guys. I did all of the mentions things and MORE!

It was culture shock at first, but I really had a good time... and the weather really helped.
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