Over the years, Elk Grove has been expanding into more than the small town it was originally known for and making a true name for itself! With a huge focus on hip craft breweries and the classic wineries, to beautifully well-maintained parks, to great local eateries, Elk Grove does not disappoint. After the stress of a crazy week at work, Elk Grove has a variety of options to choose from to unwind and relax with friends and loved ones for the weekend!
Did you know that Elk Grove has its own museum? Visit the first weekend of the month from 12 to 4pm or call ahead schedule your tour. Take a step back in time to the 1800’s and visit the Elk Grove House and Stage Stop Museum, fun for the whole family with tons of interesting details about Elk Grove before it became the city we know and love today. During the summer months, you can top off your tour with Ice Cream in the Park where the kids will get to partake in the free activities and grab a $2 ice-cream.
You can’t go wrong visiting any one of our 98 beautifully maintained Elk Grove parks to enjoy the sunshine and themed play structures. During the days of summer, make sure bring your towel and stop by one of our many parks that feature a splash pad to play in and cool off!
As a beer lover! I would head on out to Dreaming Dog Brewery’s taproom to taste their latest microbrews or head on out to Tilted Mash Brewery where you can regularly enjoy live music and food trucks with offerings that pair nicely with fresh, great tasting beer directly from the source.
If wine is more your thing, you have a choice of local wineries from a newly opened tasting room at the Adkins Family Vineyards to the McConnell Estates’ Winery which features the over 100-year-old McConnell house, turned into one of Elk Grove’s beautifully successful winery and tasting room. Open from 11 am to 5 pm through the weekends you will be welcomed with a wealth of knowledge and experience while you find your next favorite bottle of wine. Check your calendar to see when the next summer outdoor concert, and enjoy a delicious wine grown and bottled on site while you enjoy your summer weekend at one of the beautiful wineries.
Nothing better than a little retail therapy to cap off a work week and really get the weekend going! The Red Door has everything you didn’t even know you needed. The perfect chair to finish a room and the neckless that will take your look to the next level of “shabby chic”. One stop shop with a relaxing feel that will literally melt away your stress, and get you excited to enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Picking a restaurant in Elk Grove might be the hardest part of your whole day, only because there are so may delicious options! For a low key, casual dining experience a local favorite is Lamppost Pizza, the whole family will love the lounge style atmosphere and be able to watch the game while they enjoy their slices! Not in the mood for pizza? Head down to the heart of Old Elk Grove and stop by Lola’s Lounge where you can order from their Latin inspired menu while you enjoy the evening with regularly scheduled live music.
Fitting everything in to one weekend might be a difficult, so you may have to plan a few weekends to truly enjoy all the different ways Elk Grove can help you unwind after a long week! For more Things To Do in Elk Grove please visit ExploreElkGrove.com.