Turning 21 is a major milestone birthday in the United States, as it marks the time when a person can legally consume alcohol. If you’re living in Sacramento, California, or visiting the area on your 21st birthday, there are a variety of things you can do to celebrate. Whether you want to take in the area nightlife or spend a relaxing day with a few friends, focus on something you are interested in.
If you enjoy gambling, spend the evening of your 21st birthday at Casino Royale, testing your luck at one of 13 table games including poker, pai gow, blackjack and Texas Hold ’Em. The Royale Sports Bar and Grill is on-site; you can grab dinner and have your first legal beer. Menu choices include a variety of sandwich, pizza and Asian dishes, or opt for the 24-hour breakfast choices.
Casino Royale 2052 Auburn Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95821 916-929-7529 playcasinoroyale.com
Day at the Water Park
You may be an adult, but you can still spend the day playing in the water. If you have a summer birthday, gather a group of friends and spend the day at Raging Waters. The water park has more than 25 slides, a wave pool, a sand volleyball court and a lazy river. Take advantage of the park’s birthday packages that include admission for each guest, unlimited soda, lunch and all-day use of a birthday area.
Raging Waters 1600 Exposition Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95815 916-924-3747 ragingwaters.com
Have a low-key yet high-class 21st birthday by visiting some Sacramento wineries with other friends who are of age. Visit the Old Sugar Mill where you’ll find six different wineries at one location. Only 15 minutes from the downtown area, you’ll find yourself in a country atmosphere. Wineries include Carvalho Family Wines, Todd Taylor Wines, Heringer Estates, Three Wine Company, Solomon Wine Company and Clarksburg Wine Company.
Old Sugar Mill 35265 Willow Avenue Clarksburg, CA 95612 916-744-1615 oldsugarmill.com
Your 21st birthday can be a time to try something new and adventurous. Take a helicopter tour of Sacramento to celebrate. Bring two of your friends along to Cutting Edge Helicopters for a custom one-hour tour. Request to fly over your home and favorite places in the city. If you order the VIP package, limo transportation to and from the site is included.
Cutting Edge Helicopters 3028 Peacekeeper Way McClellan, CA 95652 916-760-8404 cuttingedgehelicoptersusa.com
Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.