Elk Grove is home to stunning outdoor spaces, family friendly attractions, and must-eat restaurants and cafes. The entire family is guaranteed to have a great time during their visit to one of California’s most thriving places, Elk Grove.
1.Elk Grove Creek Trail
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Spanning nearly nine miles, Elk Grove Creek Trail offers a wonderful place for you get outdoors for a day. The trail is a smooth paved surface, making it handicap accessible, and provides stunning views of the adjacent creek. You’ll get to be up close with the local flora and fauna as you navigate your way through interesting flowers, plants, trees, and more. In addition to walking, other activities that are allowed on Elk Grove Creek Trail include biking, horseback riding, and inline skating. Visitors of all ages will be sure to have a fun time in one of the area’s most scenic trails.
Emerald Vista Drive and E. Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624
2.Laguna Creek Trail
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For years Laguna Creek Trail has attracted locals and visitors who want to enjoy the outdoors while in Elk Grove. The trail is surrounded by picturesque views and offers a great opportunity for serene meditation, exploring nature, and some exercise. You’ll walk by the marshlands filled to the brim with dense vegetation such as smartweed, cattails, and tules; you’ll also see vegetation such as wild oats, wild radish, and barley along the trail. Visitors are bound to come across local fauna within the grassland habitat so be on the lookout for black-tailed jackrabbits, pocket gophers, and Swainson’s hawks.
Via Jack E. Hill Park: 9380 Porto Roso Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624
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Rockin’ Jump is Elk Grove’s premier trampoline park and is filled with tons of activities that are fun for kids and adults alike. You can get started in their Jump Arena to show off your acrobatic skills and then head over to the Dodgeball Arena for an exciting game complete with jumps and throws. There’re tons of events held at the park throughout the week including Rockin’ Fridays and Rockin’ Tots, when the entire arena is reserved for younger visitors. The Slam Dunk Zone is extremely popular so head on over there to show off your NBA skills as you slam dunk like a pro on the trampoline launch pads.
3132 Dwight Road #900, Elk Grove, CA 95758, Phone: 916-314-0025
4.Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Serving the community for over twenty years, the Emerald Lakes Golf Course houses an amazing green that has proven to be challenging and fun for golfers of all ages and skill levels. It is the perfect place to learn, improve your swing, enjoy an intense game with friends, or to partake in a tournament. Additional amenities, services, and facilities include a practice area, driving range, golf shop, and lessons via the Emerald Lakes Golf Academy or their Meet Our Professionals program. Kids of all ages will enjoy time spent with Emerald Lakes’ U.S. Kids Junior Golf program or the Junior PGA League.
10651 E. Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624, Phone: 916-685-4653
5.Healthy Sole Reflexology
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Put yourself in a state of relaxation with massages that are good for the body, mind, and soul during a visit to Healthy Sole Reflexology. You can choose from an array of reflexology and massage services from a quick thirty-minute treatment in the serene community room to a day-long getaway comprising several treatments. Some of the treatments that have proven to be popular with their patrons are the 90-minute foot and body reflexology which includes a complimentary foot soak, the one-hour full body, deep tissue massage with complimentary hot stone treatment, the quick 30-minute back and shoulder massage, and the two-hour full body massage.
9332 Elk Grove Boulevard, #120, Elk Grove, CA 95624, Phone: 916-689-6666
6.Pins N Strikes
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Sacramento’s ultimate place for family fun, Pins N Strikes Family Entertainment Center has been a place for people to have an amazing day since it was established in 2009. The 44-lane bowling center has a state-of-the-art scoring system, extensive sound and lighting system, and several classic and modern games in their arcade - which is why it has been identified as the ‘best bowling center in Sacramento’ for years. There’re tons of events held at the center throughout the week including College Night, $2 Twosdays, and TGIF Thank Goodness It’s Family night. If you’re in Elk Grove for an extended period of time, join one of their bowling leagues which they have for several different age groups.
3443 Laguna Boulevard, #150, Elk Grove, CA 95758, Phone: 916-226-2695
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Boulevard Bistro creates mouthwatering culinary concoctions with an array of locally raised meats, locally grown produce from the Central Valley, and seafood straight out of the cold waters off the coast of Northern California. They are best known for their regional American cuisine and have won many awards over the years including “Best of Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine. Feast on items from their menu such as the duck confit with roasted root vegetables, grilled lamb loin with lemon creme fraiche, and pan seared halibut with parsnip cream puree. Their Sunday brunch is famed, and all breakfast entrees are served with breakfast bread, cheese, and seasonal fruit.
8941 Elk Grove Boulevard (3rd Avenue), Elk Grove, CA 95624, Phone: 916-685-2220
8.Todo Un Poco Mexican & Italian Bistro
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Todo Un Poco is a wonderful family owned and operated bistro that serves delicious Mexican and Italian cuisine. Their varied menu comprises an array of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and several other entrees in addition to a full bar filled with imported and local liquors and wines. Residents and visitors flock to the restaurant to enjoy great food, great music, and great service ensuring they have an amazing dining experience. Some of the items from their menu that you should try include spaghetti with meatballs, the Pozole Mexican stew, salmon creole, and ravioli stuffed with beef, spinach, or mushrooms.
9080 Laguna Main Street, Suite 1A, Elk Grove, CA 95758, Phone: 916-684-7774
9.Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar
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The Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar was established in 1988 and can be found in the middle of Elk Grove’s beautiful countryside. The restaurant is housed in a historic hundred-year-old building and comprises an integral part of the area’s rich dining experiences. They specialize in classic American, Portuguese, and French cuisine, all of which are inspired by owners and expert culinary team Jeffery and Jona Adkins. You can indulge in popular patron favorites such as Portuguese bean soup, stuffed pork chops, fried calamari, and the delicious seasonal fruit cobbler. Afterwards, relax in their on-site tasting room for a glass of Chardonnay from their very own family vineyard.
9000 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624, Phone: 916-686-8330
10.Exit Strategy Games
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Offering some of the best escape rooms in Elk Grove, Exit Strategy Games is a thrilling, mystery-filled way to spend the day. It’s perfect for unique date nights and days out with friends as it’s sure to get everyone interactive and involved. There are two different rooms to choose from, the Torture Chamber and Conspiracy Theory, both of which will give you the chance to solve puzzles, search for clues, and escape alive if all goes well. The Torture Chamber puts you in a room where you and your friends have been captured and locked in by a notorious serial killer that you must get away from while Conspiracy Theory places you in a strange apartment in the 1970s where you have to figure out who among you are secret Soviet spies.
9833 Kent Street, Elk Grove, CA 95624, Phone: 916-399-3948
10 Best Things to Do in Elk Grove, California
- Elk Grove Creek Trail, Photo: Courtesy of Tierney - Fotolia.com
- Laguna Creek Trail, Photo: Courtesy of Matthias - Fotolia.com
- Rockin’ Jump, Photo: Courtesy of Jivchik - Fotolia.com
- Emerald Lakes Golf Course, Photo: Courtesy of Jürgen Fälchle - Fotolia.com
- Healthy Sole Reflexology, Photo: Courtesy of Kzenon - Fotolia.com
- Pins N Strikes, Photo: Courtesy of charnsitr - Fotolia.com
- Boulevard Bistro, Photo: Boulevard Bistro
- Todo Un Poco Mexican & Italian Bistro, Photo: Courtesy of Maksim Shebeko - Fotolia.com
- Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar, Photo: Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar
- Exit Strategy Games, Photo: Courtesy of maylat - Fotolia.com
- Cover Photo: City of Elk Grove - City Hall