During the academic year, finding time to explore Sacramento can be a nightmare. After finals are over and it is time to relax, many students are itching for something to do over the winter break. We often forget that the best thing about Sacramento is all of its tourist attractions. So before the academic year resumes check out our Winter Break Bucket List below!
The Sacramento Zoo is located south of Downtown Sacramento on the Corner of Sutterville Road and Land Park Drive, just off the I-5 freeway. This month, it is open each day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the price for General Admission is $14.95. Visit the Sacramento Zoo to be “wildly inspired” to prepare for the new school year.
Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink
This holiday season, you will not have to worry about “fear of missing out” because the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink is available until January 16, 2017! The ice rink has been a seasonal attraction for over 20 years and attracts hundreds of visitors each winter. It is located in front of the Golden 1 Center on K. street, and the prices for admission range from $6 – $12. During the weekday, the ice rink is open until 8 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on the weekends.
Tour the Capitol
Low on cash, but still want to explore Sacramento? Then a Capitol Tour is perfect for you because admission is FREE and it is open every day. On weekdays the Capitol Building is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends. The State Capitol is a great place to absorb the history of Sacramento. It is a rich landmark that holds the legacy of Sacramento, and the best part is that it is completely free to experience.
Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum is one of Sacramento’s hidden jewels. It is the first public art museum founded in the Western United States. From charcoal on paper to sculptures, the Crocker Art Museum has it all. Admission for college students is discounted to $8; it is closed on Mondays but it is open to the public every other day of the week. Their mission is to “promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art.” If diversity of cultural and experience are of interest to you, the Crocker Art Museum is your one-stop-shop.
Feeling Nostalgic? Check out the West Wind All Digital Drive-In. The West Wind is family owned and operated and showcases a laundry list of current movies. The thing that makes this drive-in special is that it runs movies at the same time as indoor theaters. They also offer games and snacks at low prices. General admission is $7.95 and on Tuesdays, the price is discounted to $5.25. Movies usually begin at sunset so head over to the West Wind to de-stress before the semester starts!