When you need some fresh air, head out and explore the great outdoors and beautiful scenery near the Larkspur Landing hotel in Sacramento.
The American River originates in the high Sierra Nevada just west of Lake Tahoe, in the Tahoe and El Dorado National Forests. It’s three main forks, the South, Middle and North, Flow through the Sierra foothills and converge east of Sacramento. Along the way their water, rapids, lakes and reservoirs provide recreation, power and irrigation for northern California. Whether you are looking for whitewater action, calm-water paddling, fishing a clear lake or hiking along a cool stream, you’ll find a place to love on the American.
Set in Old Sacramento, California’s capital and the center of the state’s legendary Gold Rush story, cruises here drift down the scenic Sacramento River and provide a peek at historic sites and modern developments alike.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Located at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating.
The Sacramento River provides a wide range of recreational opportunities.
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo is wholly managed by the nonprofit Sacramento Zoological Society and inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.