While people all over the country hunker down to avoid winter’s frigid temps, those of us in Sac are usually able to spend a good amount of this time outside enjoying, for the most part, relatively mild weather and sunny skies. We’re going to need that good weather more than ever right now, since almost everything fun to do for (at least) the next couple of months will either take place outdoors or in our homes.

We’re asked all the time what we’re doing to keep ourselves from going stir crazy. Given that, the House team put our heads together to create a list of our go-to spots in Sacramento during the stay-at-home order. From food, to artistic viewing, there’s a place in Sacramento for everyone.

  1. The first and most popular place, for good reason, is McKinley Park. With a little bit for everyone, this is our go-to family day outing — tennis and basketball courts, a rose garden, duck pond, and a great jogging trail makes this a perfect escape from cabin fever. Whether you’re getting fit or just looking to relax, this gem never disappoints.

2. To get your body moving, we highly recommend the American River Trail. Extending from downtown Sacramento up to Folsom lake, the multi-use trail is great for walkers, runners, and cyclists of all skill levels.

3. We believe art should be a part of everyone’s daily life. One of the best upsides to living in a town like Sacramento is that you get to watch the maturity of the art grow right in front of your eyes. This quarantine provides a perfect opportunity to see some of the art that’s transforming our city, literally. So, take a day and tour Sacramento’s mural art scene. From pieces like the one pictured here in East Sacramento (on Folsom Boulevard right at Canon and Fitness Rangers) or a Wide Open Walls self-guided tour of downtown Sacramento, you can get a taste of renowned artists like Shepard Fairy and Shamsia Hassani in addition to powerful new up-and-comers.

4. If endless nights of  home cooking have become painfully dull. Take a masked venture outside and check out the pandemic food truck scene at SacYard Community Tap House. SacYard hosts a variety of different and delicious food truck vendors almost every night of the week. See their calendar here or follow them on Instagram (@sacyard.beer) to receive daily updates.

5. Last, but certainly not least, the quarantine has engrained the idea of takeout food and beverages as a part of regular life. Whenever possible, we encourage folks to buy direct from the restaurants and hit up their curbside pick-up offerings. Now, more than ever, Sacramento’s restaurants need our help. The top takeout options the team at House Real Estate Group has been frequenting are Kru Sushi, Selland’s Market andNaked Coffee. You can’t go wrong. Another great way to help is Downtown Sac’s “Dine Downtown 2021” program going through January 24th. However you choose to indulge, every dollar helps our beloved food scene.

– House Real Estate

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