I am so happy to be collaborating this post with fellow Sacramento Mom Blogger Ashley Newell. I met Ashley through blogging, Instagram, and Facebook. Ashley knows great local spots to visit and eat. She is a mom to three little’s, takes beautiful pictures and writes for the Elk Grove Tribune. You can follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleynewell.me there you’ll find some great local eats for the family and great ideas for date night. Check out her Spring Break ideas on her blog at http://www.ashleynewell.me/ between the two of our lists you will have plenty of ideas to explore near the Sacramento area and enjoy time with your family this Spring.
Ashley and I wanted to get together and share with you ideas that won't break the bank or require traveling too far. I love traveling and going on vacation, but a staycation can be just as fun. Depending on your budget, you could pack a picnic lunch and enjoy many of the activities below, or splurge a little and enjoy a few of my favorite family-friendly restaurants.
The World Peace Rose Garden is a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic lunch, or indulge in local Food Truck goodies. Spring Break is the perfect time of year to enjoy the beautiful flowers and Sacramento sunshine. It is next to the Sacramento Capitol Building and very close to the Downtown Sacramento Central Library, which you could also make part of your day. Check out some books, take them to the World Peace Rose Garden and enjoy a picnic lunch and some afternoon reading. Here is a link to a blog post I wrote about the Sacramento Central Libraryhttp://bit.ly/2FOpjlE.
The World Peace Rose Garden is located at 1317 15th Street | Sacramento, CA 95814 | Located near L Street
William Land Park is the perfect place for a picnic and they have many options for the entire family to enjoy. The Sacramento Zoo is there! You can check out my blog post about the Zoo here: http://bit.ly/2FAZu9z. You will also find Fairytale Town and Funderland, fun places the little ones will enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for Groupon Deals, they usually come out before Spring Break and I’ve seen coupons for the Zoo and Funderland in The Parent Source Book, you can usually find at libraries and Dr. Offices. Here is their website: http://www.sacramentoparent.com/
Funfinity is located in Auburn, CA, which from our house is about a 30-40 minute drive. They frequently have deals on Groupon which comes in handy to stay within any budget. Funfinity is an indoor playground; they also have some arcade games and a café with reasonably priced food. We recently visited using a Groupon of $17 for unlimited play for four kids, what a steal. We purchased a pizza and while my boys played, I took my laptop and worked on my blog. It was a win, win for everybody.
Funfinity is located at 11905 Dry Creek Rd. | Auburn, CA 95602 | Phone: (530) 888-7822
For more information visit their website at http://funfinityindoorplayground.com/
I forget how close Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is to Sacramento, it’s only about an hour drive away. This year our family purchased season passes, which includes parking. The season pass is the way to go, if you live in Sacramento, you can go when the kids are on Spring Break and Summer Break, works out to be great savings. We also purchased the basic dining plan, you get a lunch and snack item with every visit. We try to go at least once a month; we will visit much more during Summer Break.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is located at 1001 Fairgrounds Drive | Vallejo, CA 94589
For season passes and online savings visit: https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom
Groupon is a great tool to use, especially when trying to save money. You can often find bowling packages, at a great price, our local Country Club Lanes has an arcade, so their package usually comes with arcade credits. We have also purchased Strikes in Rocklin’s package which comes with pizza, soda and bowling shoes included. Bowling is a fun indoor activity our entire family enjoys, it works out great if it’s raining outside, or if it’s too hot.
You can find deals near you at www.Groupon.com
A couple of years ago during Spring Break our family drove to Vallejo and then took a Ferry to San Francisco, it docked right at Pier 39. It was so much fun. My boys enjoyed riding on the Ferry; there is indoor seating as well as outdoor seating to take in all the sights. We used a Groupon for our Ferry tickets which saved us some money, and then we walked around Pier 39, had lunch there, watched the sea lions and enjoyed a beautiful Spring day. We have driven to San Francisco before but this was a nice change up and great family experience.
We took the San Francisco Bay Ferry for tickets and more details visit: https://sanfranciscobayferry.com/fares-and-tickets
My husband works in Folsom, and he often goes on walks on his lunch breaks and sends me these gorgeous pictures; it makes me jealous how he can step out of his office and into the beautiful scenic outdoors. Folsom is a great place to hike, bike, shop; they have beautiful trails and great spots for a picnic. You could also browse the Folsom Outlets or scenic Sutter Street. Check out the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail, Folsom Lake Trail or the Johnny Cash Trail beautiful spots to walk, hike, bike, and picnic.
Sweet Dozen Cones is a great place with a unique take on ice cream, makes for some great Instagram pictures. For about $7 you get a yummy creation with soft serve ice cream and unique toppings served in a donut-like cone, you can even watch them make the cones.
Sweet Dozen Cones is located at 807 Sutter Street | Folsom, CA | Phone: Phone: (916) 358-9832
My husband and I first visited Pizza Rock for a date night, but after visiting it is a great place to take the family. They have the front of a semi-truck sticking out of the wall; it’s loud enough that my noisy kids aren’t noticed, but not too loud. It’s fun to watch pizza’s going into the brick oven, their pizzas are delicious and their pancetta honey fries are heavenly. Pizza Rock frequently hosts cooking classes for kids; you can keep your eye out for those on their website and social media channels.
Pizza Rock is located at 1020 K Street | Sacramento, CA 95814 | Delivery & Info: (916) 737-5777
I first visited Venita Rheas just a few weeks ago with my in-laws and all the ladies in our family for a brunch. Our large group was quickly seated and service was fabulous. With our large group, we ordered quite a variety of food, I only wish I took pictures of everyone’s meals because they were amazing, large portions and delicious. I ordered their Berry Stuffed French Toast, it was so good, it was like eating dessert for breakfast, yum! In our group, someone ordered a burger with their Urban Fries, which I was not too sure about from reading the menu and seeing it had blue cheese in them, but OMG, after trying them, I now want to go back there just for the Urban Fries. Our table also ordered Fish and Chips, Salmon Salad, Eggs Benedict, Fish Tacos. Hot Chocolate was served with a mound of whipped cream and my coffee cup was never empty. They have daily specials and I even saw some Gluten Free options on their menu. They are only open for breakfast and lunch; I highly recommend this cute establishment.
Venita Rheas is located at 4415 Granite Drive, Suite 1500, Rocklin, CA | Phone: (916) 624-2697
I hope you will venture out in the Sacramento area, and enjoy some these great local activities. If you like to drive the Snow or Beach is only a short road trip away which is really nice that we have many options here in Sacramento. Pack some snacks, your playlist and enjoy the treasures of California.
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