Alice

Sac has a lot to offer people. This list is by no means finished. For example I didn't add Granite Bay, our neighbor to the east, has an incredible network of mountain bike single track along Folsom Lake - beginner to advanced, and all on legal trails.

Lake Natoma has awesome dirt riding too, althogh some trails are not quite so, um, permitted. Check out Meetup for organized rides from Hammerin' Wheels and other groups.

  • Be amazed or creeped out by more than 7 million living and dead insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology in Davis.
  • Programmers, coders, entrepreneurs, makers, inventors, and those who aspire to be one of these--find workspace, resources, meet-ups, and classes at the Hacker Lab..
  • Pub crawls are the past, The Brew Bike is the future.
  • Get into a duel at Sacramento Sword School, Sacramento Fencing Club, or Hristov-Csikany Fencing.
  • Exercise your 2nd amendment rights on the ranges at The Gun Room in Elk Grove or The Gun Range. Rent one of their hand cannons or bring your own.
  • Build superior intelligence--or some sort of contraption to feed your cat for you--with the Sacramento Area Robotics Group.
  • Take your 4x4, dirtbike, or ATV off-road at Prairie City SVRA
  • If motorcross is your bag, hit the track at Prairie City MX (private track) or Riverfront MX Park in Marysville. Rental bikes and lessons are available at both.
  • Play a round of Citizens of Catan and enjoy a tasty brew with the enchanting /u/respectfully_disagre and her Beer and Boardgames group.
  • Buy some gold pans or a sluice box at Black Sheep Mining and head for the hills--just like the 49ers that first "rushed" to the area. experts say more than 80% of the motherlode is still waiting to be found--and gold prices are still higher than they've been in decades.
  • Borrow a boat and find the secret party island.
  • Like to Knit? Enjoy a good chat? Join a Knit and Chat at Knitique: a Yarn Boutique in Elk Grove.
  • Play disc golf at one of several courses in the area.
  • Can't get enough 2nd Saturday? Try 3rd Saturday in Roseville, 3rd Saturday in Placerville, or 2nd Friday in Davis.
  • Cast you some spells and slang them multi-sided dice at Great Escape Games in Sacramento, A1 Comics in Sacramento and Roseville, Olde World Gaming in Elk Grove, and/or GamersCircle Comics in Folsom.
  • Catch some indoor waves at Surf Xtreme
  • Paintball it up at Capital Edge, Surf Xtreme, or Davis Paintball,
  • Airsoft your ass off at Ukau’s.
  • Go Geocaching for one of the thousands of great hides in the area.
  • Join an intergalactic war for local landmarks and public art in the Google-produced, GPS-Dependent MMORPG, Ingress.
  • Hunt for ghosts with Elk Grove Paranormal Investigations.
  • Preserve and explore the area's unique history and heritage by joining or supporting groups such as the Sacramento County Historical Society, Preservation Sacramento, and Sacramento Modern.
  • Watch people drive really fast at Sacramento Raceway (drags), All American Speedway(short track), and Placerville Speedway (dirt).
  • Drive your own car really fast at Sacramento Raceway's Wednesday Night Street Legal Drags. You can run your mom's Hyundai, or...
  • Rent a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, or Bentley from LA Luxury Car Rental. They'll deliver it right to your door.
  • Purchase the sweetest sweet corn in all the land at the Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse.
  • When you're done in Sloughhouse, head a little further up the Jackson Highway (just past Rancho Murieta), hang a left on Michigan Bar Road, and cross the bridge (it's safe, trust me!) for one of the most historic, beautiful, and adventurous road trips in the entire area. Make sure you bring a hearty vehicle (not a rented Ferrari) and avoid during winter and spring.
  • Grind some rails at Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin, and Citrus Heights skate parks.
  • Catch some air at Elk Grove, Oak Creek, and Elkhorn BMX parks.
  • Become a confident public speaker with the Toastmasters.
  • Take a short drive to Rancho Seco Lake for picnics, swimming, fishing, and hiking.Watch out for three-headed frogs.
  • Check out Sacramento's other professional sports teams--The Sacramento Sirens (women's tackle football), Sacramento Gold (men's soccer), California Storm (women's soccer), or Sacramento Surge (men's indoor soccer)
  • Enjoy the fast-paced, bonecrushing action of roller derby with the Sac City Rollers and Sacred City Derby Girls.
  • Join a bocce league at the East Portal Bocce Club.
  • Watch some slobberknockers at live Total Wrestling Federation and Supreme Pro Wrestling events. If you'd rather lay the smack down on some jabroni yourself, both promotions offer training.
  • Join a fraternal organization like the Elks or Odd Fellows for cheap drinks/meals, camaraderie, and old school cool--all for a good cause.
  • Explore the amazing Vernal Pools of Mather Field--an endangered habitat.
  • Buy some tricks, attend magic workshops, and become the next David Blaine at Grand Illusions.
  • Take in a sultry and sexy burlesque show--there's four local troupes to choose from
  • Learn about wild edibles in the area with the Sacramento Foragers.
  • Live your Hunger Games fantasies at the Discovery Park Archery Range and Wilderness Archery in Rocklin.
  • Football season is here! The Sacramento region boasts some of the best high school programs in the state. Check out top notch teams like Grant, Elk Grove, Folsom, and Del Oro to see potential division 1 and NFL players of the future.
  • Learn about bizarre and fascinating surgical implements of the past at the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical History Museum. Entry is free.
  • Partake in Mike Tyson's favorite hobby with the Fort Sutter Pigeon Racing Club.
  • If Live-Action Role Play (LARP) floats your boat, Sacramento Valley Amtgard has the battles, weapons workshops, and skills classes you've been looking for.
  • Become the king of Pho ("Pho King", get it? HAW HAW HAW HAW) or the apple of Daddy Dave Leatherby's eye by conquering some of the eating challenges and contests in the area. Make sure to take your Lipitor.
  • Take in a play at one of Sacramento's smaller, edgier, more contemporary community theatre companies--like the Big Idea Theatre or Kolt Run Creations.
  • Take acting classes from acting coach to the Sacramento stars, Ed Claudio.
  • Write and produce your own play at the Thistle Dew Theatre Playwright Workshop.
  • Enjoy some dirt cheap entertainment with one man band Winko Ljizz at the Acoustic Sanctuary.
  • Party down and help kids with the Active 20-30 or Women's 20-30 social clubs.
  • I don't know any chess puns to make here, but if you're into chess, you should join the Sacramento Chess Club.
  • Join a pickup basketball game at one of Sactown's best streetball courts.
  • Enjoy your favorite horror flicks in a whole new way with Amber's Sweets--one of the nation's premier shadow casting troupes.
  • Take butchering classes at Taylor's Market and become the master of meats.
  • Learn to prepare fabulous meals at home with cooking classes at Good Eats, Sac Food Coop, or Le Cordon Bleu's Bleu Ribbon KItchen.
  • See 1500-4000 year old petroglyphs, rock art, and grinding holes at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site in Roseville.
  • Take the plunge at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis or Parachute Center in Lodi.
  • If you'd rather fly the plane than jump out of it, take pilot lessons at Sacramento Executive Airport.
  • Produce and broadcast your own TV and radio programs at Access Sacramento.
  • Play that weird sport you always watch when nothing else is on during the Winter Olympics with the Wine Country Curling Club at Skate Town in Roseville.

Also the Ultimate Frisbee community here in California is very welcoming of those new to the sport. It is one of the fastest growing coed sports out there. Norther California is a huge center for this sports and most of the champions of world tournaments have originated in this area.