City Editor Madeline’s favorite rainy day activities in Sacramento

Beat the rainy day blues with these local gems.

Low clouds hang over Sacramento's downtown buildings and Old Sacramento's waterfront in the foreground. The sky and water of the river are gray.

A rainy day in Sacramento doesn’t have to be gloomy.

Photo by SACtoday staff

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day, and it’s all because of these Sacramento gems.

City Editor Madeline, here. Whether you’re just trying to stay dry, or looking for a little fun, I’ve got just the thing to cure those rainy day blues.

The Morning Fork | 1111 21st St.
First, you have to start the day off right with breakfast at this mom-and-pop diner. I’m a big fan of the Potato Platter — come on, you can’t go wrong with potatoes. Ever.

Time Tested Books | 1114 21st St.
Yes, you read the address right. Mosey right on over across the street to peruse books while you recover from that food coma. The exposed brick, book-filled shelves, and scattered reading spots make this place the perfect cozy stop.

The Smart Axe | 2012 K St.
Okay, this one’s a little out there, but just hear me out. One of the worst parts of a rainy day is the restlessness from being stuck inside. Therefore, I present to you — rainy day axe-throwing.

Grab a soup | Locations vary
Rainy days and soup just go together, I don’t make the rules. Check out our guide for a great list of spots to find a steaming bowl of comfort in Sacramento.

Visit a museum | Locations vary
Maybe you have some kids that need to let off some steam, or you just really want to stay out a bit longer — either way, Sacramento is home to amazing museums for science, history, art, and more.

For more fun ideas in the City of Trees, you’ll want to give these guides a read and really get those gears turning.

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