East Sacramento Love
Join us for a whirlwind tour of some of East Sacramento’s many restaurants, sights, and shops. We’ve highlighted just a few of the neighborhoods businesses below and we encourage you to explore on your own. There are so many local treasures to discover.
5:00 PM. The Weekend Begins
The weekend is here and it’s time to relax! A casual bite at one of East Sacramento’s many great eateries is a great way to kick off things. OneSpeed pizza offers to die for pies, salads, and Italian-inspired entrees. This restaurant is a Sacramento staple, so you may want to arrive early to beat the crowds. Or, if you’re feeling like something spicy, head down the street to Angry Chickz for Nashville-style hot chicken.
7:30 PM. Sweet Treats
If you have a hankering for something sweet, head over to Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab to end the evening. You can enjoy a classic scoop on a cone or try their creative “ice cream nachos” or ice cream on waffles.
8:00 AM. Wake Up Call
A bit of exercise can give you some energy for the exciting day ahead. Thankfully, East Sacramento has several great options. Work up a sweat at Yoga Loka, hot yoga studio. Or, enjoy invigorating strength and cardio classes at HIIT, East Sac Fitness, or Fitness Rangers.
If outdoor exercise is more your speed, check out the tennis courts or jogging trail at McKinley Park or take a walk along the American River at Paradise Beach.
Then, replenish with some avocado toast and a protein shake from Vibe Health Bar or coffee and a muffin from Temple Coffee Roasters.
12:00 PM. Out and About
Time for a quick lunch! Try Lefty’s Taproom or a fast casual feast at Selland’s Market-Café, a Sacramento classic serving salads, sandwiches, and hot entrees.
Next, choose your own and adventure with two great ways to spend the afternoon:
Take in some nature with a visit to the Sacramento State University Arboretum followed by a stroll along the American River.
Or, spend the afternoon indulging in shopping and self-care. Treat yourself with a lounge at Heavenly Salt Therapy or a mani-pedi at Nature Love Salon. Then check out unique East Sac shops like Plant Daddy Co., The Bee Box, and 57th Street Antique Mall.
7:00 PM. Staying out Late
There’s so many options for going out on a Saturday night in East Sacramento. If you want a mouthwatering dinner, a few unique options include Canon, La Trattoria Bohemia, or THAI-The House of Authentic Ingredients.
Then, enjoy a beverage and unique ambiance at Limelight or SacYard. Both venues offer great outdoor seating options, perfect for enjoy the evening Delta Breezes.
11am: To Brunch or not to brunch? Is that really a question?
Ready for some brunch? You’ve got options! Mimosas, coffees, eggs, toast, and all the other morning treats abound at East Sacramento’s breakfast spots. A few great options include Mimosa House, Roosters Breakfast and Mimosas, and Orphan. Or grab some lighter fare at Tupelo Coffee & Roasting, Station 38 Coffee, or Tiferet Coffee House.
2pm: A Restful Afternoon
Finish out your weekend with a restful walk in the park. Sutter’s Landing offers winding trails with views of the river and McKinley Park has a bit of everything with a pond, sports courts, and an established rose garden. East Portal Park is smaller and quieter, but definitely a neighborhood gem.
All this is just a taste of what East Sacramento has to offer. It’s unsurprising why this neighborhood is so loved!