As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we’re very excited about introducing you to our hometown when Pilates on Tour® comes to Sacramento later this month.
The Sacramento Convention Center, where we’ll be meeting, is right in the center of the action, offering easy access to a wide variety of dining and entertainment options. And if you’re bringing family members along, they’ll find plenty to do while you’re learning new Pilates skills!
Surrounded by farms, ranches and vineyards, Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork capital. Some of the country’s most outstanding chefs craft innovative seasonal fare from fresh local ingredients. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a casual neighborhood spot, you’re sure to discover something unique in Sacramento.
Within just a few blocks of the convention center you’ll find many excellent dining options, including Ambrosia Café or Muntean’s for tasty lunches; Cafeteria 15L for American comfort food with a twist (we’ll also be celebrating Saturday night there); Lucca for Mediterranean cuisine or cocktails; Paesanos for casual Italian; Mikuni for sushi; Tequila Museo Mayahuel for authentic Mexican; and Ella Dining Room and Bar for upscale New American and French-style fare. Plus, they were voted “Best Happy Hour” by Sacramento Magazine! Check out The Rind, a bistro which specializes in cheese. A couple doors down is Ginger Elizabeth, with artisan confections and handmade chocolates. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, Mother is the place to go. Looking for a French croissant? Then be sure to stop at Estelle’s Patisserie. Expand the search radius a bit and the choices are virtually limitless.
Sacramento also boasts a lively craft beer scene. Check out the taproom at Ruhstaller. Or if you’re looking for some fun beer gardens, stop by Der Biergarten or The Federalist, both made of recycled shipping containers! Beer not your thing? There are plenty of wine bars. If you can’t make it out of the city for a wine tasting, visit Downtown & Vine or 58 Degrees. If you’d like to take in a live “mermaid” show, be sure to stop by Dive Bar.
There’s plenty of nightlife near the convention center. For live music, check out the Torch Club. If you’d rather watch a movie, see a classic film at the art deco Crest Theatre or take in a blockbuster at the Esquire IMAX theater.
Check www.sacramento365.com for a full calendar of local events. Search by date, category and location. From concerts and plays, to art exhibits and walking tours, to farmers markets and food festivals, there’s something for everyone.
With its more than 250 days of sunshine a year, Sacramento is also the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. There are two rivers for lazy rafting (the American and Sacramento), more than 30 miles of paved bike trails along the American River Parkway, and multiple outstanding golf courses. Numerous parks throughout the city offer space for jogging, tennis or simply a bit of relaxation in the shade.
We hope you’ll plan to spend a few extra days in Sacramento so you can enjoy more of our hometown and see why we love it here!