What to do and see in West Sacramento, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 27, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

West Sacramento (also known as West Sac) is a city in Yolo County, California. Despite the city being contiguous with Sacramento they are both separated by the Sacramento River which also separates Sacramento and Yolo counties. It is a fast-growing community; the population was 48,744 at the 2010 census, up from 31,615 at the 2000 census. The traditional industrial center of the region since the Gold Rush era, West Sacramento is home to a diverse economy and is one of the area's top four employment centers.
Restaurants in West Sacramento

1. California State Railroad Museum

111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2204 +1 916-323-9280
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
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1%
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5 based on 2 reviews

California State Railroad Museum

North America's largest railroad museum draws more than 500,000 train enthusiasts annually.

Reviewed By Peter9383 - Placerville, California

Visited with three generations of family and there is something for everyone. The layout makes it easy to immerse yourself in the displays and if a great way to learn more about how important the railroads helped shape this country.

2. Raley Field

400 Ball Park Dr, West Sacramento, CA 95691-2824 +1 916-376-4700
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Raley Field

Reviewed By hortaegg - Cameron Park, California

Each year the team gets worse, food options decline, and yet the lines get longer. The team just does seem to be trying to win. I think the players worry that if they play well they may get pulled up and have to play for the Giants, a fate worst than death. You used to be able to buy a burger or a Dinger Dog by themselves but now you must by a combo with fries at substantially more money. And half the menu is Mexican food or something else with hot hot sauce.

3. Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814-5399 +1 916-808-7000
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 944 reviews

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. The Crocker is CLOSED every Monday.

Reviewed By Ellen B

Great museum! very educational staff. Awesome evenings.You can get an evening classes and tours. Great parking.

4. Yolo Brewing Company

1520 Terminal St, West Sacramento, CA 95691-3814 +1 916-379-7585
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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4 based on 23 reviews

Yolo Brewing Company

Reviewed By Michael B - West Sacramento, California

Not a bad place, but not great either. Because it's also a brew-your-own-beer place, it definitely smells of all the various ingredients that go into the beer making process. Not the best smell and a bit off putting when trying to enjoy the flavors of your beer of choice. All in all, a decent casual place.

5. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

1017 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3806 +1 916-444-3071
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Reviewed By Sightsee_Eat - Worthington, Ohio

We admired the beauty of this impressive building built 1887-89, of course notable for being a bricks and mortar image of the namesake of Sacramento. After visiting San Antonio, I was prompted to start reading James Michener's book Texas, which depicts the part religion played in the Mexico territory that became the western US. Catholicism was the mandated religion, and brave Methodist preachers' brought evangelicalism.

6. West Sacramento Recreation Center

2801 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691-5317 +1 916-617-4500
Excellent
81%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

West Sacramento Recreation Center

Reviewed By 1Greg0007 - West Sacramento, California

Lots of activities, meeting rooms and information to get you informed on the going ons in West Sacramento check it out, children and adult programs. The information desk is where you start to get involved. They even have activities and a special room just for seniors. Located next to the library off Capitol Ave. Parking can get a little tricky, watch the signs and time limits.

7. California State Capitol Museum

1315 10th St, Room B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814-4905 +1 916-324-0333
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

California State Capitol Museum

This 19th-century granite building, modeled after the U.S. Capitol, is home to the California Legislature and houses a public museum and a surrounding garden. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Reviewed By janel m - Madison, Wisconsin

On our recent visit to Sacramento, we were rather impressed by the California State Capitol building and grounds. We didn't opt for the guided tour; instead we followed the map and guide we got at the information desk. We thoroughly enjoyed peering into the rooms in the "museum" in the basement that re-created the offices circa the 1800s and early 1900s. We were fortunate to be able to catch the transportation-themed temporary exhibit -- though we aren't Californians, we enjoyed tracing the history of the automobile and highways in California. Unfortunately, we visited on a Saturday and the legislature was not in session and not all areas in the building were accessible. Nevertheless, the capitol building is worth the stop. Remember to catch all the portraits of all the governors throughout the building. The state capitol has no admission fee, but be prepared to enter through metal detectors.

8. Broderick Restaurant & Bar

319 6th St # 95605, West Sacramento, CA 95605-2734 +1 916-372-2436
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Broderick Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Newhiker1 - Sacramento, California

Went to this place for lunch on a Monday in early April. Was in the area and looking for something that wasn't fast food and had good online reviews. This restaurant showed good reviews on Yelp, so I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of reviews recommended the banh mi fries and a variety of burgers including the Johnny Cash. I have to admit I wasn't familiar with banh mi, or the Johnny Cash burger mix, but they sounded interesting, so I tried them both. Cost me about $20 for my to-go order, but boy was it good! It was a lot of food, with very tasty, spicy, and well-paired ingredients. I'd definitely eat here again and try other items or just repeat the same ones.

Though the restaurant/bar wasn't full, it had a nice comfortable atmosphere. Customer service was super friendly. I would recommend this place to people visiting West Sacramento or even Sacramento. In my opinion, Sacramento doesn't have enough Mom and Pop or small chain restaurants. I’d say Broderick's offers food that is recognizable, but is a bit different in the flavor than most other local fare. Worth trying.

9. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, cnr of 8th and 'N' Sts, Sacramento, California, Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916-324-0575
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Reviewed By TravelingDad84 - Roseville, California

Stumbled on this by chance today. New to the area and we were exploring downtown Christmas Eve. Took the hour tour. Well worth it and free! Learned so much. The tour guide, forgot his name, was fantastic. If you’re in he area give it a go. The kids loved it too.

10. Sacramento RiverTrain

400 N Harbor Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95605-1760
Excellent
27%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 47 reviews

Sacramento RiverTrain

The Sacramento RiverTrain is a scenic train that operates year-round from Woodland (15 minutes from Sacramento). During the evening, Sunset Dinners & Murder Mysteries are offered. During the daytime, Great Train Robberies, Brunches & Lunches run. Most trips are 3+ hours long. A variety of seasonal special events are offered, including Valentines, New Years Eve, Pumpkin Trains, Christmas Trains & more.Beginning in 2012, the train began operating in both Woodland and West Sacramento. Leading up to this expansion, the train has undergone significant renovations, added new generators, added additional staff, etc.

Reviewed By BDD_11_12 - Stockton, California

Took our three year old grandson on a REAL train ride. It was 45 minutes from Old Sacramento along the Sacramento River. Sat in the open air cars which was great so he could stand up along the railing and run around. Also, cooler on a hot day since the coach cars do not have AC. Suggestion: sit on the west side of the cars as this was in the shade and had the view of the river.

Staff was friendly and helpful. The Conductor punches the tickets on the train. There was an audio portion that gave a little history of the trains and about Sacramento. My favorite was on the return leg to see the tall green building change colors.

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