Celebrate Independence Day with a big bang, with events that bring fireworks, live music, cowboys, BMX bikes, food, carnivals, parades, beer gardens and bounce houses to Sacramento.
Do you and your family love animals? Then take a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. You can visit during normal hours and walk around, or take one of their special tours like those listed here, throughout the year.
From the physical and mental health benefits of skaters to the positive economic impact on communities, skate parks are essential.
Ian Waggoner is an expert on keeping your pet cool this summer. He works at the Pet Department Store. Waggoner is one of four employees at the store that has been operating on J St. for more than 20 years by the same owner. Waggoner has worked there for more than four years and in that time, he has accumulated vast knowledge about dog and cat food and supplies. He and the other employees pride themselves on their customer service and knowledge of the animals and their special needs.
These Sacramento businesses offer ways to get fit and improve your health, while your kids are having safe, supervised fun just a room away. Throw on your yoga pants and strap on that Fitbit – it is time to grab the kids and hit the gym.
Children and play are one and the same. Anytime, anywhere, play is at the top of list, interrupted only by food and sleep. The greater Sacramento area is absolutely bursting with wonderful playgrounds for children of all ages, both inside and outside.
Whether relaxing together over breakfast or a brew on a sunny patio, swimming and hiking along the river or participating in the Doggy Dash, there are many places in Sacramento that will help get you on the fast track to canine happiness.
Award-winning teacher Sarah Kesty is a particularly great resource for staycation ideas because she loves to celebrate life, act goofy and have a lot of fun.
Olinda Hirsch is the US Nutrition Education Program Coordinator for Sacramento. Here are five healthy tips from Hirsch on helping with your picky eaters.
What to do with the kids on a day off of school? A local expert weighs in.
The capital city rarely sees a snowflake, but local families are just a short drive away from peaks that are perfect for skiing. There is even the Burton Star Wars Experience, so your mini Jedi can use the force to get into snowboarding.
There are many free or low-cost activities for after-school time, including yo-yo lessons, homework help and fun games and crafts. Colleen Hendon of Learning Express says it is not necessary to have expensive or complex ingredients to get kids to stretch their creative muscles.