Boredom, be gone. 1,001 Things to Do in Sacramento with Kids (and the Young at Heart) is a brand new book by local writer and adventurous mom Sabrina Nishijima that is chock full of ideas that run the gamut, from reminders about Sacramento staples (a visit to Crocker Art Museum, kayaking at Sac State Aquatic Center), to fun and creative off-the-wall ideas (ballroom dancing lessons, star-gazing at the Ice House Observation Plateau, archery classes). Many of the ideas mentioned in the book are low-cost or free, all of them are great for adventurers of any age (not just kids) and most involve the great outdoors (the author will make you want to start keeping things like a frisbee and binoculars in your car on the regular from here on out). “We know full well there’s no shortage of things to do in this exciting city,” Nishijima writes in the book’s introduction, “but we simply don’t have the bandwidth to keep a fresh flow of ideas in our brain at all times, or sit down at a computer and do extensive research every day. I wrote this book so that we have a torrent of possibilities at the ready, and so that other families can also share in the same adventures and misadventures!” In the pages you’ll also find a museum directory, a list of many of the city’s great parks, information on local nature centers and so much more. It’s a great resource, and plus, with the beautiful cover artwork done by local artist Sarah Golden, you’ll want to keep it around on the coffee table for years to come. Pick up your hard copy today for $16.95 at local bookstores like Underground Books (2814 35th St.), Avid Reader (1945 Broadway), Beers Books (915 S St.) and many others. Order a copy online and learn more at

**This write-up first appeared on page 8 of issue #261 (March 12 – 26, 2018)**

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