52 Things to Do in California This Summer

Summer is in full swing and fear of the Sacramento heat is no reason to miss out on all the happenings. From ice cream crawls and farmers markets to block parties and day trips, this is your ultimate Summer in California Checklist.

1. Float down the river and nap on the sandy beaches in Sacramento
2. Downward Dog at free yoga in the park
3. Enjoy patio lounging
4. See some of your favorite artists and bands at Ace of Spades, Holy Diver Sac, and Concerts in the Park
5. Explore Davis
6. Land a high score at Coin-Op Game Room
8. Feast with your friends at Off the Grid
9. Buy the perfect summer hat | Old Gold, Getta Clue, Cuffs
10. Bike to Winters
11. Learn more about beer with Federalist Public House at their Beer Tasting
12. Take a kayak out on Lake Natoma
13. See a summer movie at the West Wind Drive-In Theater (pick up candy at Andy’s Candy Apothecary, of course)
14. Get a brain freeze from a self-led ice cream crawl | Vic’s, Gunther’s, Leatherby’s, Hot Italian, The Parlor, The Good Scoop
15. Go to these different farmers markets
16. Go check out the ArtMix at the Crocker Art Museum
17. Join the Tower Bridge Battalion at a Sacramento Republic game
18. Get tipsy at Wednesday Wine Tasting at 58 Degrees & Holding
19. Get away from it all on a Napa and Sonoma trip
20. Relax indoors with Caviar and Netflix (and by Caviar we mean Hot Italian and Cookies & Milk delivered to your door)
21. Volunteer at Front Street Animal Shelter and try not to bring home a furry friend
22. Rummage through the Sac Antique Fair
23. Experience true Farm to Fork at Grange’s Follow the Chef lunch
24. Take prime Instagram photos at Lake Clementine
25. Take a day off and eat tacos via a Taco Crawl
26. Experience Sacramento’s brewpub scenes and waterfront with Sac Brew Bike and Brew Boat
27. Try out the margaritas and fish tacos at Midtown’s Cantina Alley 
28. Cheer on the Sacramento River Cats at Craft Beer Night at Raley Field
29. Catch a show by Capital Dance Project
30. Pick fruit at local farms
31. Play games and drink beer at Der Biergarten
32. Ride the Ferris Wheel at the California State Fair
33. Grab snacks from Block Butcher for a picnic in Capitol Park
34. Get a fresh summer cut at Deeda Salon
35. Go to the Farm to Fork Gala
36. Shop for some new vinyls
37. Devour a macaron ice cream sandwich | Gunther’s, Ginger Elizabeth’s Chocolates
38. Go adventuring with ALL GXXD
39. Enjoy bonding time with man’s best friend at Bike Dog Brewing
40. Visit favorite local breweries | New Glory Brewing, Track 7 Brewing, New Helvetia Brewing, Oak Park Brewing
41. Work on that beach bod via Humani Pilates
42. Go camping in Tahoe (don’t forget to grab local beer before you leave)
43. Eat out while still eating clean | FishFace, Liquidology, Veg Cafe, Magpie, Metro Juice, Vibe Health Bar
44. See a show at The Tower Theatre
45. Pour your heart out at Shine’s open mic night
46. Hide from the heat while shopping for books
47. Spot your favorite animal at the Sac Zoo
48. Find the best margarita in town | Mayahuel, Zocalo, Tres Hermanas, Azul, El Rey
49. Getaway with a trip to Hog Island Oyster Company
50. Scarf down an affogato a day from The Mill’s affogato menu
51. Bowl, play arcade games, karaoke, and eat at Punch Bowl Social 
52. Board the Delta King and explore Old Sacramento 


Did we miss any? Let us know below in the comments. Happy Summer.