Now that Spring is upon us and we are slowly recovering from Covid-19, many people are eager to get back out to enjoy quality time with friends and family dining out! Luckily, West Sacramento is known to offer many unique and hip spots and restaurants throughout the city. Here are the latest restaurants and activities to try by the Bridge District.
Recently, near The Strand Luxury Apartments, the Canon owners opened a new French-inspired wine bar and cafe called Franquette. Their menu includes a wide range of delicious French eats throughout the day from walnut frangipane croissants for breakfast, to tuna confit salad with brown butter hazelnut vinaigrette for lunch, Boulettes de canard (duck meatballs) for dinner, and an apple Tarte Tatin for dessert! Visit Franquette’s website for their business hours!
More Cozy Restaurants
For more tasty restaurants near the Bridge District, be sure to check out Il Fornaio, Ella Dining Room and Bar, Kasbah Lounge, Osaka Sushi, and Echo & Rig, Butcher, Steakhouse and Cocktails.
- Il Fornaio is an authentic Italian-themed restaurant with a menu that includes Vodka Pasta and Margherita pizza.
- Ella Dining Room and Bar is a refined New American & French cuisine presented in an elegant, contemporary space with a patio!
- For those who love Mediterranean cuisine, Kasbah is the perfect spot to eat! Their menu includes Hummus and Pita for starters as well as a chicken kabob plate serving up to 4 people. Best of all, enjoy their live music and belly dancers when dining in!
- Next, if you feel like having Japanese cuisine, check out Osaka Sushi. Enjoy sipping on sakes and eating their impressive sashimi plates and ramen!
- Last but least, Echo & Rig, Butcher, Steakhouse, and Cocktail is a modern American surf ‘n’ turf spot with a butcher on-site, offering brunch & craft beer on weekends.
After a night of exploring restaurants and activities by the Bridge district with friends and family, head back to your modern apartments in Sacramento and enjoy a cozy night by the double-sided fireplace at The Strand’s clubhouse!
Go for a Walk
In addition to dining out, there are many fun activities to try out by the Bridge District! Be sure to explore West Sacramento with an adventurous day at the RiverWalk Park. This beautiful park has the best scenic views! They feature a waterfront space, a promenade, a grand staircase, picnic areas, and views of the skyline and of Old Sacramento. Additionally, RiverWalk park offers free parking and a kid and dog-friendly community.
The Tower Bridge is another great spot to spend the afternoon! Just under 2 miles from The Strand, it’s perfect for walking along with friends and family during the day or night. This historic bridge across the Sacramento River links West Sacramento with Yolo County. Afterward, walk on over to Belfast for coffee and cakes for a quick little stop!
For those who love gardening, participate in harvesting and planting at the community garden in Garden Park. Farmer Ric will be on-site assisting the event! For more information on Community garden/planting night and more upcoming activities in the Bridge District, visit their website!
Check Out an Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum is another great way to spend the day with friends and family that features a display of California Art with renowned European master artwork from drawings to ceramic art pieces. There are many upcoming events to attend, such as their free Guided Tours and an Introduction to Painting class! To purchase tickets and for more upcoming events, visit The Crocker Art Museum website and click the tab: Calendar.
Go to Wine Tasting
Lastly, if you’re looking for a full day’s worth of activity, about 10 miles away from The Strand, is a winery called Silt Wine Company in Clarksburg, Sacramento. This beautiful winery offers an experience of a lifetime with tours and wine tasting at the family vineyards! Tasting room hours are Thursday – Monday from 12 to 5 pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next on the wine tasting list is Bailarin Cellars Winery & Tasting Room. Just under 3 miles from The Strand, this winery offers an intimate environment to connect with friends and family. For more information and to book a reservation, check out their website.
After spending, a full day exploring all the activities and restaurants the Bridge District has to offer, head back over to The Strand for a relaxing evening lounging poolside or at our private cabanas, with two pools and a jacuzzi to choose from! The opportunities for relaxation or spending time with friends and family for a casual night are endless.