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Fall Activities In Sacramento

Large crates of pumpkins

Across the Sacramento area, Fall is a season that holds a special significance. Summers in Northern California are usually long and a bit hot, so the break in temperatures that the Autumn provides is usually much appreciated. Beyond that, though, area natives know that the Fall is also the time of year for heaping helpings of fun activities. From simple lazy days to more well-planned festivals and events, there's more than enough to keep you interested. Here are just a few of the things that will be pulling residents out of their Sacramento apartments for rent and out into the area at large in search of stuff to do.

Venture Forth For The Fall

Imagine the following scenario: you wake up on a brisk Fall day with no responsibilities to hold you back. Where would you go? What would you do? The possibilities are numerous, but let's run through a sampling of popular options.

One of the most relaxing Fall activities you can take part in is simply driving and taking in the sights. There are plenty of routes you can hit, but a few that repeatedly garner significant attention are the several paths that run from Sacramento to Los Angeles. Instead of a flight, you can go the long way with a scenic road trip. Each roadway offers something a bit different, a distinct slice of California's amazing vistas and backcountry.

Interstate 5, for example, takes travelers on a trip through California's early 1900s history:

"South of Sacramento off the Twin Cities Road exit, a few miles west of I-5, you'll find the tiny, historic river delta town of Locke, with its early 20th century dwellings built by and for Chinese immigrants."
Highway 1, on the other hand, provides some of the most breathtaking scenery a trip from Sacramento to L.A. can offer:

"Pull off in picturesque Cayucos and walk the beach just north of the town to explore tide pools teeming with aquatic life. California landmarks along this route include Hearst Castle in San Simeon and Morro Rock, a 23 million-year-old dome-shaped volcanic plug soaring 576 feet off the Morro Bay coast."

A road trip from Sacramento to Los Angeles might well take anywhere from 6-10 hours, though, depending on which route you decide to take. If you want to take in some nice views but prefer staying closer to your home base, you might instead stroll on down to the Sacramento River, "the largest river and watershed system in California."

Fall along the Sacramento River is known to be beautiful. Walking the Sacramento River Trail will yield ample opportunities to breathe the crisp fall air with a traveling companion, take in the changing leaves and snap some great photographs. Depending on which part of the river you head to, you may also get the opportunity to do some river fishing, with salmon being one of the main draws here.

Fall is also a great time to get in touch with your agricultural side. Both a trip to the pumpkin farm or a quick apple picking jaunt would make for good fun, and you've got your choices for where to go. There are dozens of farms in the Sacramento area, with plenty offering fall tours and festivities for interested visitors.

If it's pumpkins you seek, for instance, you might head to Vierra Farms and scope out Dave's Pumpkin Patch. They're famed for their "Cornival" a series of ten different "fun-filled family activities" that guests can take part in: "the Jumping Pillow, animals for viewing, corn boxes, hay rides and pony rides, Pumpkin Princess Castle, Gold Mining, and the Snack Shack with a minimized menu." You can check the website for additional info, but the overarching theme is obvious: farm-themed tomfoolery that appeals both to children and adults.

If you'd rather pick some of your own produce, though, and don't mind taking a trip out to some place like Apple Ridge Farms, you can get that fresh fruit along with a the fun and excitement of a group field trip:

"Our basic field trip package includes a full tour of our working apple farm. Your group will get to visit the apple orchard and hear a story about the development of an apple from seed to pie, then pick an apple to take home."

Of course, not everyone is keen on getting their fall fun far outside of the city limits, so if you'd prefer to stay within the bounds of the urban environment, you might instead want to try a Fall walking tour of the wonderful city of Sacramento. Old Sacramento provides several tour varieties that take tour-goers throughout different segments of the city and its history. Of those, the Underground Tours offer a particularly insightful glimpse into the city's past:

"Tour guides explain how the streets and buildings were “Jacked Up!” to avoid further flooding as visitors explore two spaces that were created by the city’s successful raising process."

When the tour's all said and done, you might want to finish getting into the Fall swing of things by attending the Sacramento Harvest Festival, one of the area's most cherished annual events. This year, the Harvest Festival, one of the largest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast, will be taking place at Cal Expo shortly before Thanksgiving. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in plentiful shopping while taking in their fair share of live entertainment and family-friendly fun as well.

Speaking of family-friendly, could there be anything more wholesome than ice skating in downtown? Starting November 4th, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink will be back up and running on the doorstep of the Golden 1 Center for both children and adults to take part in. Even if you don't have skates of your own, you'll be able to rent a pair when you come to the rink and have a great time with your friends and family while gliding across the ice.

Spend Autumn In Sacramento Apartments For Rent

Autumn and beyond, for that matter. Some of the best fun you'll have outside of all these fun Fall activities is in amazing rental communities like The Arbors. This new take on fabulous apartment homes combines a prime location that puts residents within arms reach of all their favored necessities, along with a slew of spacious residences and complex features that make living as comfortable and convenient as possible. Come see what it's all about, and make The Arbors your choice for carefree rental living.