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Family Fun in Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento Zoo, Railroad Museum, & More!

Sacramento offers plenty of fun for the entire family. From the Sacramento Zoo to Sutter’s Fort, don’t miss all the exciting Sacramento attractions for kids and families to enjoy together. 

Sacramento Zoo & Aquarium

Observe over 140 native, exotic, and endangered species plus the largest aquarium in Sacramento during your visit to the Sacramento Zoo! A great place for family fun in Sacramento, the kids will love all the fun activities from the Sacramento Zoo Olympics to making a bird feeder with soda bottles! Don’t miss these favorite Sacramento family activities located only 5 miles from our comfy hotel. 

Railroad Museum

See North America’s most popular railroad museum in Old Sacramento, only 1 mile from Hawthorn Suites. The Sacramento Railroad Museum offers a little something for everyone, from lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events. 

Sutter’s Fort

Nestled in the heart of Midtown, just under 4 miles from Hawthorn Suites, Sutter’s Fort Sacramento captures the pioneer spirit of families arriving in wagon trains at the dawn of the California Gold Rush. John Sutter built the Fort, who was critical in the rescue of the tragic Donner Party and served as a diplomat with the Mexican government until it came crashing down in 1848. It’s full of fascinating Sacramento family activities, history field trips, and adventure!

Discovery Park

Situated where the American River meets the Sacramento River, Discovery park is one of Sacramento County’s best boat launches, where recreational boaters get the chance to explore both of Sacramento’s wild and scenic rivers. This 302-acre park in Sacramento is great for bicycle riders, picnics, and fishing!

Located beside I-5 in downtown Sacramento, come check out this park less than 2 miles from our hotel.

Fairytale Town

Let your imagination run wild at Fairytale Town in Sacramento, a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. Located in William Land Park across from the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town is the ideal Sacramento attraction for kids. Inspire your family’s imagination, creativity, and literacy at Fairytale Town in Sacramento.