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Ring in and Recover from the New Year in Rancho Cordova

The California Capital Region is bumping during the holidays, and there’s no better homebase in the area than Rancho Cordova. Through the end of the year, Visit Rancho Cordova is running our “Hometown for the Holidays” campaign, which highlights up to 20% discounts at select Rancho Cordova hotels. Book your New Year’s stay and discover dazzling events in and around Rancho Cordova.

Speaking of dazzling events, Sacramento’s New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular is scheduled for 9 pm on New Year’s Eve. This New Year’s Eve tradition starts at 6 pm and features live music at the Golden 1 Credit Union Stage and kid-friendly activities along Front Street. Be sure not to miss the live fireworks along the waterfront at 9 pm. With Sacramento’s downtown only 12 miles away, this event is perfect for those staying in Rancho Cordova to ring in the new year.

But let’s say you overdid it on New Year’s Eve. You wake up and you’re feeling the pangs of a night well-lived. Well, slough off that sluggishness with a walk or run along the picturesque American River Parkway, six miles of which run through Rancho Cordova. Sometimes the best remedies for a hangover are fresh air and physical activity.

However, if you’re more of a “hair of the dog” type of person, follow up your New Year’s festivities with a tour of the Barrel District, a collection of six breweries, two distilleries and a meadery all within the Rancho Cordova region. If you’re looking for unique offerings, start your journey at Shorebirds Brewing Company, the Barrel District’s only hard kombucha brewery.

“Our blueberry mojito hard kombucha is my go-to, but they are all so incredibly good it’s hard to choose,” says Shorebirds co-owner and founder Randall Echevarria when asked if he has any favorite Shorebirds flavors. “Chasing Daylight is another popular go-to. It’s a tropical fruit bomb of pineapple and orange and a tea blend of hibiscus, roses and rose hips with lemon and grapefruit peels, and activated charcoal that gives the drink a dark appearance.”

Before visiting, don’t forget to sign up for our Barrel District Passport for free drinks and prizes.

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