The 10 Best Tours in Sacramento, California (CA)

September 30, 2021 Layne Dawes

California's capital city is often overlooked by tourists seeking out better known destinations in other corners of the state. Look again: Sacramento offers a range of exciting, educational and historic attractions sure to entertain all. Families will want to check out the cheetahs, jaguars and crocodiles at the Zoo while political buffs should head to the state Capitol, which features a park and museum on California history, or the Governor's Mansion. Anyone with an interest in trains will enjoy the Railroad Museum's massive collection of antique locomotives. Everyone will enjoy the restaurants and shops of historic Old Sacramento on the city's lovely waterfront.
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1. Sacramento Scavenger Hunt: California Capital

915 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA Let's Roam Sacramento
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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Digital Copies of your scavenger hunt photos, Local taxes

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Transportation to/from attractions

Reviewed By mynetrave

If I wanted to do this solo it might be ok. End up squinting at your phone in the sunshine mostly...

2. Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town

Loyal Order of Moose, 203 Scott St, Folsom, CA 95630, USA VoiceMap Sacramento
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This self-guided GPS audio walking tour will explore the historic western gold rush town of Folsom, California. The tour begins at the corner of Riley and Scott Street in Folsom’s Historic District and ends on Truss Bridge, with tranquil views of the American River. We’ll take in Figueroa Street, where you’ll find beautiful homes built in the late 1800s, and Sutter Street, which was once Folsom’s main street – and a picturebook Old Western main street. We’ll end our adventure on the Truss Bridge. On this walking tour, you’ll hear about: • Local Native American history • California’s early history • The history of the gold rush and how it's connected to Folsom • The Victorian homes in Folsom • The revitalization of the Historic District in Old Town Folsom • Johnny Cash and the “Folsom Prison Blues” The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline.

Inclusions: Lifetime access to this selg-guided GPS audio tour in English, Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata, VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

Exclusions: Food and drink, Smartphone and headphones, Transportation, Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

3. Private Sacramento City Airplane Tour

6151 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA Soar fla inc
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Nothing is more exciting than viewing the capital of California from a bird's-eye view. See what makes Sacramento unique and enjoy picturesque views and historic landmarks.

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4. Downtown Sacramento Historical Food Tour

Sacramento, Sacramento, California Local Roots Food Tours
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Experience everything gourmet in one of Sacramento’s most thriving and historic districts: Downtown. Downtown Sacramento is experiencing a 21st century renaissance! Tour guests will be guided down Sacramento’s original main street while learning about the area’s rich history and architecture, from the mid-1800s through today. Discover first-hand why Sacramento is called the America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, as you taste renowned cuisine from eclectic menus boasting locally sourced ingredients. Local Roots Food Tours limits the group size of each tour to no more than 14 individuals. Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice.

Inclusions: Local taxes, Food tasting, Beverages, Local guide

Exclusions: Gratuities, Transportation to/from attractions

Reviewed By 472carrie

We learned so much about the murals, artists and art history in Sacramento. We had amazing food and conversation with a fun and knowledgeable guide.

5. Sacramento Sutter District History and Food Walking Tour

Sacramento, Sacramento, California Local Roots Food Tours
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This tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento, from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to food tastings in current at hidden gems locals! You’ll learn about how the many diverse immigrant groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance as you eat, drink and stroll. Local Roots Food Tours limits the group size of each tour to no more than 14 individuals. Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice. This 3 hour tour takes place Monday through Friday. Though subject to change, typical tastings on this tour include: Croque Monsieur Sandwich, baked ham and gruyere cheese Chef selected artisan cured meats and cheeses Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Grilled Pork Spring Rolls Bahn mi chicken sandwich w/fresh veggie toppings Fresh roasted organic coffee w/unique blends

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Reviewed By Dan L

CC was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable of the local area and history. The food choices were excellent and the murals around town were really cool!

6. Sacramento Scavenger Hunt Adventure

1121 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA Urban Adventure Quest
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Price is per person.  Turn Sacramento into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Note: Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together in order to be included in the same adventure.

Inclusions: One scavenger hunt adventure for a team of 2-5 players

Exclusions: Must have a smart phone with cellular data service plan. Smart phone not included with tour

Reviewed By bpguy10

What a fun way to see Memphis and learn about Memphis. We’ve been to Memphis before but learned a lot and a fun doing it.

7. California Gold Rush: The Sacramento Grid on a Self-Guided Bicycle Audio Tour

1305 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA VoiceMap Sacramento
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How did Sacramento come to be California's capital city? What was the city's founder, a Swiss named Johann Sutter, doing here in what once was Spanish territory? How did his efforts to expand a fort here at the confluence of two rivers lead to the discovery of gold and the rush to come get it? Learn the answers and more by taking this 2-hour self-guided GPS tour by bicycle. Bikes can be rented in Old Sacramento at Practical Cycle. Also, at bike racks throughout the city from a bike share program lock them if you leave them. The tour departs and finishes at the Capitol, stopping along the way at markers and structures that tell us about the founding of this city and the Gold Rush of 1849. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Inclusions: Lifetime access to California Gold Rush: the Sacramento Grid by Bicycle tour, VoiceMap Application, Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Exclusions: Smartphone and headphones, Transportation including the bicycle, Food/Drink, Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Reviewed By mike_o_mcgrath

What a quaint little town. My wife and I had no idea there was so much history here. We love how this tour let's you go at your own pace while at the same time packing in a ton of really interesting content. Can't wait to try out some of their other tours. Highly recommended.

8. Sacramento Scavenger Hunt: Travel the Tracks of Old Sacramento

118 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA Let's Roam Sacramento
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Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Rockford! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Rockford, racking up points and laughs along the way. Rolling Through Rockford is the perfect small group activity for anyone looking to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Rockford. Some of the more memorable landmarks you’ll see are: Riverfront Museum Park, Coronado Theatre, East Rockford.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Digital Copies of your scavenger hunt photos, Local taxes

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Transportation to/from attractions

Reviewed By DeliriumWednesday

Entertaining hunt. Educational and enjoyed by teenagers. The walk was longer than mentioned by the app but not too long. Plenty points of interest to pause at along the way.

9. Adventurous Scavenger Hunt in Sacramento by Crazy Dash

1000 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA Crazy Dash of Sacramento

Crazy Dash of Sacramento allows your team to discover the city in a fun and different way. The game instructs you to find a variety of items that can be found in the downtown area. For every item you find, you'll get points. You'll also participate in exciting challenges for points as well. See how your points stack up to others on our app rankings. All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Sacramento.

Inclusions: All Activities, GST (Goods and Services Tax), 2 hours with a remote interactive guide

Exclusions: Use of Activity-owned smartphone, Private transportation

10. Bk Best Wine Tasting Tours Amador County 4 Hour Chevrolet Suburban

Bk Best Wine Tasting Tours

Bk Best Wine Tasting Tours, If you need a book today, Private wine tours allow your party to choose your wineries and plans for the day. You can get a customized wine tour for groups of all sizes. This way, you can have a fully customized trip perfect for your group. We’ll pick you up from your home or hotel and take you on a tour of your favorite wine-growing region and wineries. You can have a beautiful day for wine tasting at all wineries. Traveler time starts from their first pickup location & ends their first pickup location.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Residence pickup and drop-off, Bottled water, Not wheelchair accessible, Traveler time starts from their first pickup location & ends their first pickup location., x Wine Tasting Fees are not included.

Exclusions: Wine Tasting Fees are not included, Customer responsible to pay driver gratuity and toll fee.

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