Fantastic Fall Activities Near Sacramento, CA

October 9th, 2019 by

Woman walking cross country and trail in autumn forest

Fall is here, and we don’t know about you, but the Kareem Auto Sales Inc employees are determined to get outside and enjoy everything nature has to offer. That’s why we’ve made this list of things to do in Sacramento, to share our love of this Sacramento Valley with our local customers. This means seeing wildlife, this means seeing the racetrack, this means great food—and much much more! Once you’ve had your fill of fall activities, you can check out one of our favorite Italian restaurants in downtown Sacramento!

Thunderhill Raceway Park

Thunderhill Raceway Park (5250 CA-162, Willows, CA 95988) might not be heavy on the nature, but it’s definitely outside! Plus, can you blame us for loving to watch sports cars and motorcycles race? Typically, admission is free! Thunderhill Raceway is also home to the longest race in the US, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Stop by one weekend to watch visitors race, or sign up to reserve a track for your own race!

Take a Nice Drive: Monitor Pass & Sutter Buttes

Go for a drive. That’s all. Just a drive. The Sacramento Valley has some of the most beautiful drives in the country! Monitor Pass is surrounded by ancient aspens, which can look extraordinary during the fall months. Go through Markleeville to get there, then watch the landscape appear in front of you as you drive down Monitor Pass—a 17-mile trail of bliss—in your Nissan Pathfinder or Ford Explorer. Sutter Buttes is equally as awe-inspiring. The Sutter Buttes wonder isn’t a mountain range, it’s eroded volcanic lava domes rising above the flat plains. And they make for a great sight as you cruise around them just outside of Yuba City.

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is actually five refuges in total and three wildlife management areas. That’s a lot of nature! To find out all they have to offer—and it’s an intimidating amount—explore the options at the Visitor Center (752 Co Rd 99W, Willows, CA 95988).With that said, we’re fans of the auto tours. Sacramento NWR has a 6-mile tour that begins at the visitor center and takes you through several staggeringly beautiful locales, from wetlands to grasslands and vernal pools.From the visitor center, you can also go on a 2-mile-long wetland walk. Explore a riparian area (banks of a river), along with breathtaking vernal pools. This is a great way to learn about Sacramento Valley’s natural habitats—a truly up-close look at native plants.

California Auto Museum

Alright, this one isn’t outdoors, but it’s cool! The California Auto Museum (2200 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818) gives you a glimpse at a wide range of antique cars, from the rad to the downright bizarre.

Sacramento Zoo

For a close-up glimpse of wildlife, the Sacramento Zoo (3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA) offers 15-acres of native and endangered animals. Plus, there’s a giraffe exhibit! Who doesn’t like giraffes? Other highlights: chimpanzees, orangutans, rhinoceros iguanas, and an itty bitty African hedgehog named Jackalberry.

Enjoy Fall With Kareem Auto Sales Inc!

We hope you enjoy the rest of your fall! We know we will. And if you’re ever in need for spectacular used vehicles in the Roseville or Folsom areas, feel free to check out our pre-owned vehicle specials!

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