A Thrill Seekers Dream: Top 8 Most Exciting Activities Near Sacramento

Get the most out of your trip while visiting Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento! Here’s a list of the eight most exciting activities near Sacramento. You cannot miss out on these cool experiences while you are here. Read more to learn about these fun Sacramento activities and their COVID-19 restrictions.

1. Paragliding

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 9 minute drive   

Experience the beautiful California landscape like never before by paragliding over historic Marysville, the Yuba Gold Fields, the Feather, and Yuba rivers. In a 20 minute paragliding tour, you will not only enjoy the breathtaking views but you can also learn about the history and the wildlife that live in the Sacramento area. Paragliding flights are often offered in the mornings (before sunrise) and the evenings (before sunset). You will enjoy flying like never before during this unforgettable Sacramento experience! 

Paragliding COVID-19 Information

Every piece of equipment is sanitized between customers and masks are required.

Paragliding in blue sky

2. Topgolf

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 30 minute drive 

Visit Topgolf-Sacramento if you want to brush up on your game and practice your swing with friends and family. Topgolf has a wide variety of games for every skill level. Every player’s ball has a microchip in it so each participant can keep track of the distance and accuracy of their shots. Topgolf’s giant targets make playing fun for everyone and every skill level.  

Topgolf COVID-19 Information

Top Golf allows your six-person group to play comfortably in their socially distanced outdoor playing bays. All guests are required to wear face masks, and all areas and equipment are sanitized throughout the day. Employees are required to have health checks before entering the facility, they will also wear face masks and gloves while serving food.

3. White Water Rafting

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 30 minutes – 1 hour drive 

Experience the wilderness in a new way by white water rafting! There are several white water rafting companies in the Sacramento area to choose from. You can book a one day rafting reservation, a two day rafting package, or hit the waters in a large group. This is sure to be an adventure you will never forget.   

White Water Rafting COVID-19 Information 

Customers must wear masks on the bus to and from the campsite and they encourage social distancing when on campgrounds. Your white water company also offers hand sanitizers and sinks throughout the site.

Group of people white water rafting

4. Rock Climbing

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 30 minutes – 1 hour drive  

If you want to experience a full body workout while you’re in Sacramento, you can visit one of the many indoor rock climbing gyms. Most gyms are even within an hour drive of your room or suite at Hard Rock Sacramento. Rock climbing is a fun way to build your strength and get your heart pumping!

Rock Climbing COVID-19 Information

For many of the rock climbing gyms, you must book a reservation ahead of time. Guests must also sanitize their hands before and after rock climbing. Masks and social distancing are required inside the facilities at all times. Additionally, most gyms will only allow a limited number of guests at a time.

5. Skydiving 

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 35 minutes – 40 minute drive  

Experience the thrill of a lifetime by jumping out of a plane 13,000 feet in the air. Don’t worry, you’ll be accompanied by a licensed instructor to guide you through the process. There are several skydiving companies in the Sacramento area that are less than an hour away from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Fire Mountain. If you have ever wanted to cross skydiving off your bucket list, this is your chance!

Skydiving COVID-19 Information

Reservations need to be booked in advance and all customers must wear masks before boarding the plane.

Tandem skydiving in Sacramento

6. Escape Rooms 

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 45 minute drive 

Immersive yourself in real life games by visiting one of the many escape rooms in Sacramento. Escape rooms are like living in a real-life video game. They have hands on and custom built rooms with different themes to solve mysteries, puzzles, and challenges. These challenging experiences are fun for anyone ages 9 and up. Book a room for your next team building activity to test yourself and your friends and see if you can all escape in time. 

Escape Rooms COVID-19 Information

Escape rooms are currently scheduling private bookings only. Each room is thoroughly disinfected between each group. Face masks are required for all customers and employees.

7. Sutter Buttes  

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 50 minute drive 

Sutter Buttes State Park is a great place to hike, walk, jog, or bike. It is currently known as the world’s smallest mountain range, made up of dormant volcanoes that erupted millions of years ago. Not only is Sutter Buttes beautiful, but it also has an interesting history.

Sutter Buttes COVID-19 Information  

When visiting Sutter Buttes, park rangers suggest staying active, keep moving and look out for one way trails. Be sure to maintain a distance of six feet or more and bring your own hand sanitizer.

Rock alignments overlooking Peace Valley at Sutter Buttes
Source: parks.ca.gov

8. Bidwell Park

Commute Time from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento: 1 hour drive 

Turn your next Northern California vacation into an adventure and visit Bidwell Park. This park has a variety of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails to enjoy. The park also has two disc golf courses and several swimming holes. Bidwell Park is a must see when you are visiting the Sacramento area.

Bidwell Park COVID-19 Information:      

When visiting Bidwell Park, be sure to practice social distancing and bring your own hand sanitizer.

We hope you get a chance to try out some of these exciting adventures while you stay with us at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento. The Sacramento area has so much to offer, so be sure to learn more about what makes Sacramento unique and plan your trip accordingly. When you return to the hotel after an exciting day, unwind by grabbing a drink at the Hard Rock Cafe Center Bar, continue the thrills at our blackjack tables, or take advantage of the countless amenities the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento’s property has to offer. Whether you experience these fun Sacramento activities or not, we know you will enjoy your visit when you stay with us.

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