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Sacramento, CA

The College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State has a long and proud history of providing the region with health and human services professionals who are leaders in the region through their innovation, engagement, and impact. The college plays important roles in addressing workforce needs of the region, in community engagement, and in research that matters. With more than 38,000 alumni from the college, chances are that if you interact with a nurse, a social worker, or a police officer in the region, that person is a Sac State alum. With more than 6,800 majors, making it the largest college on campus, the programs offered in the college continue to be in high demand. The faculty and staff are committed to student success, which is one of the primary values of our mission. Click here to visit us!


The Golden 1 Center will host concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events. The arena was opened September 30th, 2016. Visit here to view upcoming concerts and games!

Golden 1 Center

At the California State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state’s working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process. Visit here to learn more!

Crocker Art Museum is the first public art museum founded in the Western United States, the Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is now one of the leading art museums in California. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions and programs to complement its collections of Californian art, works on paper, European art, international ceramics, photography, Asian art, and African and Oceanic art. The Crocker Art Museum is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a recognition given to less than 800 of the nation's 17,500 museums. Visit their webiste here to learn more about upcoming events.

Crocker Art Museum

The California Exposition (Cal Expo) is host to many events which include the State Fair, Winter Wonderland, Music Festivals, the Bubble Run, Horse Racing, Pro Rugby Games, United Soccer League Games, and much more! Visit Cal Expo here.

The Crest Theater opened in 1949 with celebrities and dignitaries in attendance, the Crest closed its doors for many years. It reopened in 1986. Today the theater showcases 35 mm film, hosts community events, concerts, exhibits foreign and independent films and more. See upcoming films by visiting here!

Built in 1938, the Tower Theatre is a Sacramento landmark. Seventy-eight years later, the Tower Theatre stands as the center of foreign and independent cinema in Sacramento. Located at the corner of Broadway and 16th Drive. TThey specialize in independent and art films, which you don't often see at the local megaplex.  

The Wells Fargo Pavilion is the site of Music Circus, and the box office for ticket sales of both Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento shows. Music Circus was founded in 1951 as the first professional musical theatre in the round west of Mississippi. In 2003, on the same site as the original canvas tent, California Musical Theatre opened the Wells Fargo Pavilion, which combines the traditional arena stage with improved audience comfort.

Old Sacramento the site of both tragedy — fire and flood — and triumph — the raising of the streets, the founding of the Transcontinental Railroad, the terminus of the Pony Express, and the home of California’s first thriving business district, fueled by gold, agriculture and the river. Due to past and current efforts by the State of California, private and public museums, individuals, business, the City and County of Sacramento, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundations, scores of volunteers, and many others, Old Sacramento lives on as thriving shopping and entertainment district as well as a global tourist destination. Old Sacramento is the site of the California State Railroad Museum, the California State Military Museum, the Sacramento History Museum, the Wells Fargo History Museum and the Old Sacramento Interpretive Center.

Old Sacramento

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, exotic and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society and provides an educational and recreational resource to the Sacramento Region. This land park institution also holds classes, concerts and special events.

Day Trips

South Lake Tahoe is approximately 100 miles east of Sacramento and is the most populous city in El Dorado County. The area’s rich environment influences the majority of Lake Tahoe’s attractions: hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, sunbathing, paddleboarding and more. Visit South Lake Tahoe’s attractions, including state parks, campgrounds suitable for both summer and winter weather or historic homes. Or let the famous Christmas carol come alive as you go on a sleigh ride through the snow. You’ll find the area’s museums, visual arts and beaches are the kind of relaxed fun some visitors hope to find during vacations. With an environment like Lake Tahoe has, it would almost be criminal if the majority of things to do weren’t outdoors, and of course they are! For Lake Tahoe summer activities, you can enjoy the kayaking, SUPing and other water sports that take the lead in Kings Beach things to do. If you’d prefer to frolic in the snow, Lake Tahoe winter activities include ice skating, Nordic skiing and sliding down a snowy mountain in any way you can. Of course all the towns in this part of the woods are known for that, but what about dog sledding? Bet you’ve never done that!

South Lake Tahoe

Stinson Beach is approximately 105 miles from Sacramento and 20 miles north of San Francisco. It is a large public beach within Golden Gate National Recreation Area located in the town of Stinson Beach, California. The beach itself extends for 3.5 miles and is a wonderful place to seek relaxation on the California Coast. The picturesque setting of Stinson Beach California certainly encourages visitors to engage in relaxing beach walks, and for those who prefer a little more action, the Stinson Beach surf often offers waves that are ideal for surfing and body boarding. Kayakers can give their upper body a workout while taking in views of the mountainous coast on the beach itself, the sand dollars and limpet shells wash in for the taking. Surfers and boogie boarders often rule the surf line (despite the occasional white shark encounter).