Just outside of California’s capital of Sacramento, there is plenty to do in Elk Grove. Although it’s quieter than the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s adventure and games awaiting 24 kilometers (15 miles) away. Originally known for its agriculture, Elk Grown has blossomed with new businesses, parks and activities. We bring you 10 of the best things to do in Elk Grove that are both adventurous and fun for everyone.
1. Surf Xtreme
Catch the waves inside with Northern California’s indoor double FlowRider, which brings the feel of surfing with the ride of snowboarding and the tricks of skateboarding. Visitors can bodyboard or stand and surf with instructors there to guide the motions. If surfing isn’t your style, the center also has paintball, trampolines, kids canvas and a makeover salon, so there are ways to get your extreme on without risking a plop in the water.
Address: 3443 Laguna Blvd, 95758 Elk Grove, CA
Website: Surf Xtreme
2. The Game Room Adventure Cafe
“Gather. Game. Grub.” is the motto of this non-traditional cafe. The Game Room offers a space for like-minded individuals to play marathons of board games or compete in Dungeons & Dragons leagues, all while munching on cafe-style snacks and sipping on craft sodas and coffee. Live-action players can participate in Escape Puzzles Rooms by finding hidden clues and solving puzzles in under 60 minutes. Using intuition and teamwork is the only way groups can find their way out. There’s also a second location in El Dorado Hills.
The Game Room Adventure Cafe
Address: 10471 Grant Line Rd Ste 120, 95624 Elk Grove, CA
Website: The Game Room Cafe
3. Rockin' Jump
Take the day to new heights with this indoor trampoline park. From the Open Jump Area to the Slam Dunk Zone there’s something for everyone. Visitors can participate in dodgeball, stunts, foam battles or take a break from bouncing on a climbing tower. Weekends are filled with events like Rockin’ Fridays and Rockin’ Saturdays designed to mix, mingle and jump. It’s the perfect place for parties or events as well as an alternative workout to the treadmill.
Address: 3132 Dwight Rd #900, 95758 Elk Grove, CA
Website: Rockin’ Jump
4. The Wrangler
Enter the Wild West at this saloon-themed tavern with an authentic country vibe. Each weekend is filled with live music from up and coming bands who aren’t your typical country-pop and will have your head nodding and foot tapping the entire night. There’s plenty of space for line dancing once the music gets going or head out back for a game of corn hole. From the old wooden floors to the branded door, this bar will transport you to a Southern hoedown.
Address: 8945 Grant Line Rd, Elk Grove, California
Website: The Wrangler
5. Exit Strategy Games
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Ever wanted to run from a serial killer? Solve a conspiracy theory? At Exit Strategy, you and your team will be locked into a room for 60 minutes to search for clues, solve puzzles and escape before time runs out. Find yourselves escaping a torture chamber or uncover the truth as a detective in live-action snares. With a private room policy, visitors never have to play with strangers and rooms can accommodate 2 to 12 people.
Exit Strategy Games
Address: 9833 Kent Street, 95624 Elk Grove, CA
Website: Exit Strategy Games
6. Morse Community Park
Get outside and get active. This free public park has plenty of space with tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. Kids can splash around in the spray ground, labyrinth or skate park while adults have a pick-up game of basketball, baseball or soccer. There’s also a jogging trail, dog park, fitness area, bocce ball court and horseshoes. The park can be rented out for private parties or games for only 59 USD, so get out and play.
Morse Community Park
Address: 5540 Bellaterra Drive, 95757 Elk Grove, CA
Website: Morse Community Park
7. Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Play a round of nine holes at this public golf course. Owned and operated by the Cosumnes Community Services District since 2006, the course has continually undergone improvements in design making it challenging enough for the pro yet fun and easy enough for the beginner. The site offers lessons as well as Footgolf, a combination of soccer and golf, played on shortened holes with 21-diameter cups while following most of the rules of golf. It’s a twist on getting hole-in-one.
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Address: 10651 E. Stockton Boulevard, 95624 Elk Grove, California
Website: Emerald Lakes Golf Course
8. Pinot’s Palette
Sip your way into your own personal painting. Pinot’s Palette provides a fun night out with a full bar with a variety of beer, wine and soda. Follow along with an instructor as you create your best attempt of “Sunset Palms” or “Midnight Moon Glow” with a glass in your hand. Consider it a place for the next birthday celebration or GNO, but don’t bring your kids along – this place is strictly 21 and older.
Address: 8962 Elk Grove Blvd, A, 95624 Elk Grove, CA
Website: Pinot’s Palette
9. McConnell Estates Winery
Owned by the Wackman Family for five generations, this spectacular vineyard is the ideal location for a wedding or a banquet. They’ve created their own blends of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and more as well as their own special blends like 6 GenZen. Try a variety of wines at the tasting room from Friday-Sunday with live music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday nights or join the wine club to have the bottles shipped right to your door.
McConnell Estates Winery
Address: 10686 W Stockton Blvd, 95757 Elk Grove, CA
Website: McConnell Estates Winery
10. The Gun Room
Try your hand at target practice at the Gun Room. Promoting a safe and clean environment professionals teach visitors about firearms safety with an indoor shooting range. Members can also join their shooting league for some extra practice.
The Gun Room
Address: 9221 Survey Rd, 95624 Elk Grove, CA
Website: The Gun Room
Visit Elk Grove!
With adventures outside, rooms to escape and wine to sip with a paint brush, there is plenty to do outside of Sacramento. Getting outside the bustle of the city can be both relaxing and an exploration if you take the time to enjoy it.
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