A kid's-eye view of Sacramento

Any family moving to a new area is likely to put a lot of thought into how the transition will affect the children. Those relocating to Sacramento have little to worry about, as the city certainly has a lot to offer the youngsters.

Fairytale Town is a favorite destination for children in Sacramento. With an outdoor museum and two and a half acres of outdoor playground equipment, kids are bound to have a field day. The Sacramento Zoo also caters to children with an entire area entitled Kid's World.

Sacramento's Department of Parks and Recreation runs Camp Sacramento, a retreat with activities ranging from archery to rock climbing. Another outdoor option, the Sacramento Marina, includes boating and other water-based activities on the scenic Sacramento River.

Going to a Sacramento River Cats baseball game is also a favorite local pastime for kids, according to Sacramento Magazine. On Kid's Day, children can play on the field, enjoy face painting and marvel at the creations of balloon artists.

The magazine also suggests exploring some of the many specialty ice cream parlors in the area. The kids will surely agree to take a trip to Gunther's Quality Ice Cream. The parlor offers plenty of unique flavors and may just be the place to celebrate your new home in Sacramento.