By Nick Houser

It’s the weekend and you’re ready to hit the town with friends and find a good time. Only one
problem: you’re not much in to the bar and club scene. Luckily the Sacramento area offers many
exciting places to have fun, discover excitement, and in some places, be a kid again at any age.

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Jump Sky High
11327 Folsom Blvd. #160
Rancho Cordova, CA
(916) 853-5867
Hours: Sun – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri – 10 a.m. to Midnight, Sat
– 11 a.m. to Midnight (Summer Hours)
Price: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – $9 for one hour, $6 for additional; WILD Wednesdays – $9
for one hour, $2 for additional; Friday – Sunday – $9 per hour

Bouncing on the trampolines at Jump Sky High is one of the most unique experiences in the area. The facility maintains one large trampoline space for customers to literally bounce off the walls, a mid-size area specializing in trampoline dodgeball games, a half and half foam pit, a miniature children’s trampoline area, rockwall, arcade games, and snack bar. The main attraction hosts about 60 participants at a time with another 40 playing dodgeball. It may seem like childish fun to bounce around, but the workout you get at Sky High matches any intense hour-long program you’ll do at the gym. The soreness in your legs the next day will be totally worth the price of admission. Jump Sky High also offers AIRobics classes on Tuesday and Thursday night from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Monday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Group rates and birthday services are available. You’ll flip over the fun!

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Monster Mini Golf
12401 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA
(916) 294-0000
Hours: Tues to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Closed Mondays.
Price: $7.50/adults, $6.50/kids
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Miniature golf like you’ve never seen before, Monster Mini Golf is an 18-hole course under black
lights. In addition to battling treacherous curves, hills, and obstacles, the monsters wreak havoc
on both your putting game and your psyche. Did that gorilla just move? Watch your step as you
weave through winged-beasts, aliens, and laughing clowns all in the name of making par. The
effects of the black-lighting system are immense, brightening the room with the dazzlement
of vibrant colors. Monster Mini Golf offers a plethora of specials, discounts, loyal customer
programs, and offers younger guests the chance to participate in contests for free prizes.

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116 N. 16th St.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 341-0100
Hours: Mon to Fri – 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat to Sun – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Weekdays after 3 p.m. and weekends – $18, Weekdays before 3 p.m. – $12, One month
pass – $100, 10 Visit Pass – $160. Equipment rental is separate.
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An 11,000 square foot, indoor climbing facility has something for everyone. If you’re new to rock climbing, perhaps you should start on the wall dedicated specifically toward newbies. For the more advanced (or brave) there are a multitude of walls with differing routes. Pipeworks also offers bouldering and rope work as well. A bit nervous about the heights but in the mood for a workout, take part in a cycling class, yoga, Pilates, sports conditioning, or abs and core training. Once you’ve mastered your form, try your hand at the main wall, towering 40-feet in the air.

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Country Club Lanes
2600 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA
(916) 483-5105
Hours: Bowling 24 hours, Sat to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fri – 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Price: Varies between bowling and lazer tag, days, and hours.
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Country Club Lanes provides bowling, lazer tag, arcades, and billiards. The ultimate fun zone, you can bowl competitive or for fun with bumpers while watching one of the overhead plasma televisions, or enjoying the top jams from the live DJ. Country Club features the fun of nightly glo-bowling too! Tired of bowling or just waiting for your lane? Challenge your friends to a game of lazer tag. Navigate the maze inside and see who can score the most points in 20 minute games for less than $10. Play the classics in the arcade or a game of black light billiards.

Race Place Motorsports (RPM)
3130 Bradshaw Rd.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 368-RACE (7223)
Hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
Price: Varies. $24/non-member/One 10-minute session, $28/Sprint Race (20 lap competition)
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Jump behind the wheel of a go-kart and put the pedal to the medal for only around $20. Compete in a variety of competitions including “hot laps”, 10-minute sessions against the clock, your personal best, or fellow competitors, or sprint races, a 20-lap contest. With a 9-HP engine, blow past your friends doing 40MPH and be the first to the checkered flag. RPM provides everything required for you to feel the need…to speed!

Airsoft Battlegrounds
3735 Cincinnati Ave. Suite 400
Rocklin, CA
(916) 408-8000
Hours: Mon – closed, Tues to Fri 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sat to Sun – 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Price: $10/Tuesdays, $15 Wednesday – Friday, $20/All day play (weekends), $10/Late entry
(after 9 p.m. – Weekends only)

Similar to paintball, airsoft battles utilize plastic BBs fired at low velocities causing less pain than a paintball. Different equipment, same type of game however. The Battlegrounds offer a multitude of games such as eliminations; capture the flag, and hostage rescues. All equipment is rented separately.

Nick Houser was born and raised in Sacramento, where he resides with his wife, cat Abu, and two labradors. He writes for entertainment on Twitter and his personal blog, The Floating Midsection, and frequently contributes to a sports blog.