Experience City Life Reinvented in Your Thrifty Rental Car

Stay and play in the city of Rancho Cordova, located in Sacramento County. While you drive your Thrifty rental car around the city, you might want to enjoy some of the nearby attractions, including the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park or the Rancho Cordova Sports and Event Center. Whatever you decide to do, there are plenty of options for fun in the California sun.

Sacramento State Aquatic Center
Take a break from the hot sun in your Thrifty rental car and drive over to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. Here you’ll find a variety of classes, including university kinesiology classes, leisure classes for the general public, competitive teams and a series of progressive summer camps and youth programs. The center covers eight acres of land and features a beach area, picnic tables, barbeques, four docks, classrooms and convenient parking.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Drive in, then step back in time to the Coloma Gold Rush with your Thrifty rental car as you learn what life was like in an 1850s tent town. Activities include old-fashioned kids’ games and activities, gold panning, cannon firings, carriage rides, reenactments, a medicine show and 1850s music. A new vendor area offers local or handmade items for purchase. Visitors can see a replica of an original sawmill and over 20 historic buildings including mining, house, school and store exhibits. Try your hand at panning for gold in the American River, or take a hike and enjoy a picnic under the riparian oak woodlands. Enjoy a beautiful overlook of the river canyon, centering on California's first historic monument, the statue of James Marshall pointing toward his discovery site.

Rancho Cordova Sports and Event Center

Located less than a mile off Highway 50 between Sunrise and Hazel and one block south of Folsom Boulevard, the Rancho Cordova Sports and Event Center is a great place to stay active. Park your Thrifty rental car just outside this facility with over 73,000 square feet of space and 8,000 square feet of climate-controlled spectator area. You can enjoy coffee or cold drinks, watch TV on any one of the five 65-inch flat screen TV’s, use your laptop on the complementary Wi-Fi, lounge on a couch or play ping pong in the VIP room. Feed your cravings at the HalfTime Café with an assortment of foods like pizza, hot dogs, pretzels and healthy snacks like protein bars, sandwiches, smoothies, salads and much more.