Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Waterfront Activities

Take in the natural beauty of the Sacramento River while enjoying some of Sacramento's great restaurants.

Delta King's Pilot House Restaurant
1000 Front Street / 441-4440Situated on the third deck of the historic Delta King riverboat, the Pilothouse provides spectacular views, with seating indoors or out. Here, you will savor local California farm-fresh cuisine.

Joe's Crab Shack
1210 Front Street / 553-4249If you're looking for a casual, fun Sacramento River dining experience, Joe's Crab Shack will fit the bill. With buckets of crab and dancing servers, you're sure to have a good time at Joe's. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Rio City Café
1110 Front Street / 442-8226Rio City Café, situated in historic Old Sacramento overlooking the Sacramento River, offers California Cuisine with influences from all over the world and extra emphasis on the southwest. Indoor and outdoor dining available.

Tower Bridge Bistro
100 Capitol Mall / 326-5050Located inside the Embassy Suites Hotel adjacent to Old Sacramento, the Tower Bridge Bistro offers California-Tuscan cuisine in a scenic setting. Both Indoor and patio seating are available.

Riverfront Bike Trails

Located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers, Downtown Sacramento provides bicycle access to the riverfront. Cyclists can access the northbound/southbound bike trail along the Sacramento River via O Street or in Old Sacramento on Front Street between L and I streets. The southbound trail will lead you to the Miller Park. The Northbound trail will lead you towards Richards Boulevard, Discovery Park and the 23-mile American River Parkway that stretches from downtown to Folsom.

Sacramento Region 511
American River Parkway


On a summer day in Sacramento, one of the best places to be is on the water. From personal watercrafts to guided boat tours and charters, the scenic Sacramento River has what you need for a little fun in the sun.

Miller Park
This city park is located right on the Sacramento River, just south of Downtown. The park includes picnic areas shaded by large oak trees, boat trailer parking, a boat ramp and dock. For more information call 808-5200 or visit the City of Sacramento website here.


In cooperation with the City of West Sacramento across the river, the City of Sacramento is working to expand access to Sacramento's namesake river. Currently on the Sacramento side, visitors can walk along the waterfront from O Street to I Street through Old Sacramento. On the West Sacramento side, visitors can catch some of the best views of the downtown skyline by visiting Waterfront Park between the Tower Bridge and the I Street Bridge.

Information provided by Downtown Sacramento Partnership

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Not forgetting access via the newly-renovated R st. bike / pedestrian bridge across I-5. I'm told it used to be the rail access back in the day, now it's a great way into / out of the R st. corridor.