Unique and quirky, this park has a lot of amenities. With several playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a picnic area, there's plenty to do to stay busy. We particularly enjoyed the spaceship (with working lights!) and the mural. This park is also right across the street from the Sunday Farmers' Market.
Bring a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park. And if you like to fish, don't forget to bring your fishing pole!
Sunday Farmers' Market
Being the Farm to Fork Capital of America, farmers' markets are a must for locally grown produce. With more than 20 farmers markets in the area, all offering a wide selection of produce, it's easy to find fresh produce at a market most days of the week.
We came at the tail end of one of California's largest farmers' markets, the Sunday Farmers' Market, located under Highway 50 at 8th and W Street. Protected from the elements by the freeway overpass, this certified farmers' market sells much more than the average market and is definitely worth checking out.
This farmers' market takes place every Sunday from 8:00 am -noon.
When you have friends or family visiting from out of town, one of the premier spots to take them is Old Sacramento. Old Sacramento offers a lot, honestly, from some of the best restaurants and bars, to unique and quirky shops. Additionally, Old Sacramento connects to one of the most pristine trails, the American River Bike Trail, and is a lovely spot for biking or taking a casual stroll.