Educational, Fun, Affordable: A Sample Two-Day Itinerary for Your Student Groups

Students enjoy the California MuseumSacramento is one of California’s most popular student travel destinations.  Sacramento offers a variety of educational experiences from history and government to environmental to agricultural. The capital city is also an ideal destination for performance groups, as there are numerous performing venues in and around the city. We're safe, affordable and above all, student- and youth-friendly.  To give you an idea of what a two-day itinerary could consist of, take a look at one of our sample itineraries. 

Sample Sacramento Two-Day Itinerary

Day 1

9 a.m.                Docent-led tour of Capitol building.  Observe a legislative session if possible. (free)
10:15 a.m.        California Museum (walk from Capitol; $3 students & chaperones www.californiamuseum.org)
11:30 a.m.        Arrive at Sutter’s Fort
12:30 p.m.        Enjoy boxed lunch (Lunch Box Express) delivered to the lawn by Sutter’s Fort
1:15 p.m.           Board bus and head to Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum
1:30 p.m.           Tour Railroad Museum ($4 students/$9 adults -  www.csrmf.org)
2:45 p.m.           Sacramento History Museum/Underground Tour (adjacent to Railroad Museum - $4 students/$6 adults; additional                               $3 for gold panning)
4 p.m.                Old Schoolhouse
4:45 p.m.           Free time in Old Sacramento/carriage rides
5:30 p.m.           Dinner in Old Sacramento (Joe’s Crab Shack, Ten22, Round Table Pizza)

Other activities could include:

IMAX Theater

Hornblower River Cruise

River Cats baseball – walking distance from Downtown Sacramento - www.rivercats.com

Sacramento Broadway Series – www.sacramentomusicaltheatre.com

Day 2

8 a.m.                    Breakfast at your hotel
9 a.m.                    Depart to one of the following locations

Gold Bug Mine and Park

Located near downtown Placerville, about 60 minutes from Sacramento, students have three sites to visit in the park.  Gold Bug Mine is the major historical and geological attraction and is an excellent example of hard rock mining.  The Hendy Stamp Mill provides a full explanation of the ore extraction process from the quartz, and the Priest Mine is the original 1849 mine.  Hard hats are provided.  There is also a picnic and hiking area in the park. www.goldbugpark.org

Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

Located approximately 60 minutes from Downtown Sacramento, Marshall Gold Discovery State Park is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation.  Your group can enjoy a real California Gold Rush experience while panning for gold near the site of the actual gold discovery. Park ranger guided programs of Sutter’s Mill are available as well as other value-added programs. www.parks.ca.gov

These are just a few itinerary options available for your student groups.  I am here to help you create a customized itinerary that provides an educational, fun and memorable trip for your students in Sacramento.  Email me for more information or visit the Student Tour Section of our website.