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Summer Staycation Spots

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Jul 29 3 minutes read

Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so I'm helping you embrace the STAY-cation!

We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, I've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance. Stay safe and enjoy! 

1. Sacramento State Aquatic Center

Located on the beautiful Lake Natoma in Gold River, the Aquatic Center is a National Boating Instruction Safety Center where we offer classes, camps, facility reservations, team building, youth groups, and equipment rentals. 

2. Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. 

Staying Home Instead?

Luckily there are lots of ways to still enjoy the summer while staying safe.

3. Sacramento Zoo

When you visit the Sacramento Zoo, you’re in for a treat! From up-close encounters with amazing and exotic animals, to rides, lush landscaping, and hidden art gems, your day is sure to be filled with learning, laughter and a world of exciting experiences!

4. American River Bike Trail

The American River Bike Trail (a.k.a. the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake's southwestern banks at Beal's Point. The bike path meets the Sacramento Northern Bikeway just north of Del Paso Boulevard near Azteca Stadium.

Two beautiful, not-to-miss pedestrian bridges that cross the river along the route are: the Guy West Bridge, a suspension bridge which links the trail to the California State University campus, and the Fair Oaks Bridge, a truss bridge built in the early 1900s.

5. Rafting on the American River

Go rafting down Class 3 and 4 rapids on this whitewater adventure on the Middle Fork of the American River. After meeting in Lotus, California, northeast of Sacramento, float down an 18-mile (29-km) section of the river with an experienced guide, navigating chutes and steep drops. Stop for a buffet lunch on the riverbank, and enjoy snacks and drinks at the end of the route. This whitewater-rafting tour is suitable for those in good physical condition; the ability to swim is required. 

What do you have planned for this summer?

If you're like me, the summer also means moving. If you're planning on selling your home this summer, let's talk.

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