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Enjoy Sacramento's Sunshine: Check Out These Outdoor Tips

Get ready to soak up the sun because the summer is here. We just enjoyed the summer solstice, the ultimate day of sunshine, with the longest daylight hours and the shortest night of the entire year. In the Northern Hemisphere, this epic event happens around June 21, marking the official start of summer.

It’s time to get out and enjoy the Sacramento sunshine!

With over 250 days of sunshine each year, Sacramento is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers and just a short drive from the Sierra Nevada, the city offers a plethora of outdoor activities to suit every taste. From thrilling whitewater rafting to scenic hiking and cycling trails, Sacramento has something for everyone seeking adventure in nature.

Are you a Cyclist?

Cycling enthusiasts will delight in Sacramento's extensive network of more than 32 miles of paved bike trails along the picturesque American River Parkway. You can start your biking adventure at various access points along the trail or rent a bike in Old Sacramento for urban exploration.

Do you enjoy the river on a hot day?

The rivers surrounding Sacramento offer opportunities for leisurely outings and water-based fun. Embark on a rafting trip along the American River, floating from historic Folsom to Sacramento while enjoying the riverbank beaches and islands along the way. Alternatively, you can launch a boat on the Sacramento River and navigate its waters, passing under iconic landmarks like the Tower Bridge and the century-old I Street Bridge in Old Sacramento.

If lounging by the river and swimming is more your style, Sacramento provides numerous parks and river access points such as Discovery Park and Sutter's Landing.

Get out there and enjoy Sacramento's sunshine!


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