Elk Grove – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (2024)

Elk Grove is a city of 176,000 people (2020) in Sacramento County in California. Elk Grove has many wineries, wine cellars, and vineyards.

Get in


By car


Elk Grove is located just east of Interstate 5, approximately 16mi (26km) south of Sacramento. It is also accessible from CA-99 S at a similar distance.

By plane


Sacramento International Airport is approximately 26 miles north.

Get around


Elk Grove utilizes Sacramento Regional Transit for Elk Grove Transit Services. You can buy passes online, and there are multiple stops around the city.

38°26′18″N 121°22′55″W

Map of Elk Grove



  • 1 Elk Grove Historical Society, 9941 E Stockton Blvd, +1 916-685-8115, eghs@elkgrovehistoricalsociey.com. Small museum with some history about Elk Grove that holds events for some holidays, such as Halloween and Christmas. Good place to take children to. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 2 Grave of Elitha Cumi Donner Wilder, 8546-8560 Elk Grove Blvd (directly south of the main road, in the Elk Grove Cosumnes-Cemetery District). A small historical California landmark in remembrance of the survivor of the Donner Party. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 3 Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California, 9125 Elk Grove Blvd. Another historical landmark of the state of California. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 4 Community Rose Garden (in Dick Lichtenburger Park). If it's on your way, this is a nice garden to stop and relax in. It's inside of a park that also has places to walk. (updated Feb 2019)



  • 1 Pinot's Palette, 8962 Elk Grove Blvd A, +1 916-895-2627, ElkGrove@PinotsPalette.com. An art studio chain where you can sign up for classes and paint, along with enjoying alcohol. The bartenders make pretty good recommendations. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 2 Exit Strategy Games, 9833 Kent St, +1 916-399-3948, escape@exitstrategygames.com. Su noon-8:30PM, M-Th 5:30-10:30PM, F 5:30-11PM, Sa noon-11PM. An escape room; one of two locations, the other in Mammoth Lakes. A good activity for families or for parties. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 3 Emerald Lakes Golf Course, 10651 E Stockton Blvd, +1 916-685-4653, gilberturbano@csdparks.com. Su 6AM-7PM, M-Sa 6AM-8PM. Well-maintained golf course with 9 holes. They also offer lessons. (updated Feb 2019)



  • 1 Elk Grove Commons, 9624 Bruceville Rd. Shopping center with your typical range of stores such as a UPS, World Market, and a Kohl's. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 2 The Red Door Antiques, Vintage & More, 9056 Elk Grove Blvd, +1 916-714-0619, thereddoorelkgrove@gmail.com. Su 11AM-4PM, M-Sa 11AM-5PM. A small, local store with vintage and antique furniture. (updated Feb 2019)



  • 1 Boulevard Bistro, 8941 Elk Grove Blvd, +1 916-685-2220, boulevardbistro@frontiernet.net. Su 10AM-2PM, M-Th 5-9PM, F Sa 5-10PM. California-inspired dishes and wine in a bungalow built in the early 20th century. It's not a stop-and-go food place but a good choice if you'd like to sit down and eat somewhere more suited for a date night. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 2 Kotteri Ramen Bar, 9015 Bruceville Rd, +1 916-509-9193, info@kotteri.com. Daily 11AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM. Japanese restaurant serving ramen among other things, like squid legs. The broth overall is very good; try ordering the black tonkatsu ramen. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 3 Journey to the Dumpling, 7419 Laguna Blvd #180, +1 916-509-9556. M-Th 11AM–3PM, 4–9PM, F 11AM–3PM, 4–9:30PM, Sa 10AM–3PM, 4–9:30PM, Su 10AM–3PM, 4–9PM. Chinese restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere that serves alcohol in addition to dumpling soups and noodle dishes with large portions. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 4 Sarom's Southern Kitchen, 6624 Laguna Blvd Ste 102, +1 916-236-3488. Sa Su 7AM-4PM, M-F 7AM-3PM. Southern comfort food location popular for its sweet potato pie. Offers foods such as ribs, chicken and waffles and grits. (updated Feb 2019)



  • 1 Babe's Lounge, 9007 Elk Grove Blvd, +1 916-686-9339. Lounge with a good whiskey selection and bottomless mimosa on Sundays. (updated Feb 2019)
  • 2 Hay Tone's Hangout, 10413 Franklin Blvd, +1 916-684-2261. Casual dive bar with a pool area and a selection of beers. (updated Feb 2019)



  • 1 Holiday Inn Express, 2460 Maritime Dr, +1 916-478-4000. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Amenities include complimentary, hot breakfast, fitness center, and outdoor pool and whirlpool.
  • 2 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 9175 W. Stockton Blvd, +1 916-478-9000. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. Amenities include complimentary breakfast & wi-fi.

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Sacramento is 10 minutes away on 5 North or 99 North.

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