Go Outside The Capital: 9 Things To Do In Elk Grove, California

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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.

Surf Xtreme

Address: 3443 Laguna Blvd, 95758 Elk Grove, CA

Website: Surf Xtreme

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2. Rockin' Jump

Posted by Rockin' Jump - Elk Grove on Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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.

Rockin' Jump

Address: 3132 Dwight Rd #900, 95758 Elk Grove, CA

Website: Rockin’ Jump

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3. 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.

The Wrangler

Address: 8945 Grant Line Rd, Elk Grove, California

Website: The Wrangler

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4. Exit Strategy Games

Team There You Go failed to escape the Torture Chamber!

Posted by Exit Strategy Games on Sunday, 28 May 2017

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

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5. 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

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6. Emerald Lakes Golf Course

Posted by Emerald Lakes Golf Club on Thursday, 20 April 2017

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

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7. Pinot’s Palette

Posted by Pinot's Palette on Sunday, 4 June 2017

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.

Pinot’s Palette

Address: 8962 Elk Grove Blvd, A, 95624 Elk Grove, CA

Website: Pinot’s Palette

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8. McConnell Estates Winery

Sun deck

Posted by McConnell Estates Winery on Thursday, 16 July 2009

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

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9. The Gun Room

20 Lanes ready to go

Posted by The Gun Room on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user EG-Richard used under CC BY-SA 3.0

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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