Sacramento, California, also known as the River City, is where the American River and San Joaquin River intersect. This convergence happens just south of Sacramento and closer to Elk Grove. Although Elk Grove may seem like a primarily suburban area, with family-friendly entertainment and plentiful shopping, there are many activities for business travelers who may also feel like tourists. European executives may be interested in a getting a taste of the River City experience.
Below is a list of several places to enjoy some time off:
The Old Sugar Mill: Key Housings Sienna Villas services apartments (https://www.keyhousing.com/corporate-rental-properties/siena-villas/) are just a few minutes away from the riverside town of Clarksburg when The Old Sugar Mill resides. The ample space is always buzzing with live music, food trucks and wine tasting. It hosts several Northern California wineries offering varietals such as Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Chenin Blanc, to name a few.
Stone Lake National Wildlife Refuge: Bird enthusiasts frequent The Blue Heron Trail to watch the seasonal aviary selection. People notice avocets, mallards, tree swallows, hawks, and great blue herons in the spring. Visitors will spot western kingbirds, meadowlarks, and warblers in the summer. Winter brings more waterfowl, such as geese, sandhill cranes, sandpipers, and plovers.
The Alley: Elk Grove summers can get pretty toasty, with temps ranging from the low 90s to 103 and above. Executives might want to get to know their work partners while in town. A perfect spot is the airconditioned oasis of The Alley, which features day-glow bowling lanes and nearby grub. The Alley Parlour offers activities like bocce ball and axe throwing.
Emerald Lakes Golf Course: Book a tee time at the 9-hole public golf course. The par 33 layout has four par 3s, four par 4s, and a par 5. The course is enjoyable and challenging. VIPs staying at Bella Vista’s corporate housing (https://www.keyhousing.com/corporate-rental-properties/bella-vista-at-elk-grove/) can hop on the 99 freeway south straight to the course.
California’s State Capitol is Right Next Door in Sacramento
A bonus to a business trip in Elk Grove is proximity to Sacramento. A short drive up Highway 5 or Highway 99 will bring you to the state capitol. If your taking a day trip, we suggest the following Old Sacramento Waterfront: Spend the day walking the old wooden planks of a true old western river town. Tour the Delta King, visit the old train museum and wander the unique local stores. There is a variety of several pubs, cafes and eateries to enjoy.
Capitol Museum: Take a self-guided tour and learn about California’s rich history in commerce, gold mining and agriculture. Walk around the Capitol Park World Peace Rose Garden and breath in the hundreds of varieties of blooming roses.
R Street (https://rstreetcorridor.com/): Walk the busy R street and discover eclectic local art, retro-stores and coffee shops. The street has year-around events including concerts.
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If a busy executive chooses to “stay home” in their Elk Grove serviced apartment (https://www.keyhousing.com/search-results/?location%5B%5D=elkgrove&search_location=&lat=&lng=&use_radius=on), there are plenty of thing to do on the premises. Amenities include; clubhouses, swimming pools, barbecue areas and spa rooms. Fitness-minded VIPs have access to on-site workout rooms and top-of-the-line equipment. And if there’s the need to get some work done online, full internet access is available.