Sacramento’s Hidden Treasures


Maybe you think you know everything there is to know about Sacramento, but perhaps there’s more to Sacramento than meets the eye. Think you’ve explored every inch of Sacramento? Then you must have been to…


A tiny Filipino bakery in Natomas (there’s also a second location on Mack Road in South Sacramento), Starbread has, well, a star bread in its signature “senorita” bread. It’s a small roll made with bread dough, sugar, sweetened breadcrumbs, and lots of butter. Though simple, they’re highly addictive. For just $8, you can get twenty rolls. Take heed, the bakery has only one oven, so you may have to wait for a fresh batch. Though when it comes to bread, a fresh batch is never to be lamented!

Sand Cove Park Beach

It’s hard to find, but this is a list of hidden gems. Tucked behind an inconspicuous entrance along the Garden Highway, this 10-acre beach along the Sacramento River is a great place to go for those who want to relax, sunbathe, fish, and just have some fun. Parking and admission are free.

Jensen Botanical Garden

Check out this secret garden, which only has a single, small sign along Fair Oaks Boulevard to indicate its existence. Not really a place to go for BBQs or disc golf, this serene garden is more appropriate for introspection and quiet reflection. The 3.5-acre garden includes coastal redwoods, blackberry brambles, magnolias, tulips, day lilies, roses, and many more species of plants.

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Stop by Pan Pacific RV this summer before you hit the road. Whether you need to shop for a new RV or just want to have service done to your current rig, Pan Pacific RV can help make sure that your summer goes smoothly!

What to Pack for Winter RV Getaways

Snowy Mountain Road

California is mild even in the winter, but if you’re planning on heading to colder climes, it’s good to know that winter RV travel is often more demanding than hitting the road in the summer months. Travelers need to take extra precautions to stay safe on undesirable road conditions and keep cozy on cold winter nights. The following winter RV supplies will help you enjoy the coldest travel season as much as the warmer ones.

Heavy Fabric Curtains

When you hit the road in the winter months, you’ll probably be surprised by how drafty your RV feels. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune to properly insulate your RV. Use heavy fabric curtains, or make your own, to keep the cold from coming in through doorways, windows and stairwells.

An RV Skirt

Many four-season RVs are equipped with insulated or even heated bays, but those who travel in less equipped RVs (which is far more common) should use an RV skirt to keep the tanks from freezing in consistently frigid temperatures. If you don’t have a proper RV skirt, packing snow around your coach, up to the bays, can keep your RV insulated for months until the snow melts. Extreme freezes may require you to place an electric space heater under your coach until the ice-cold temperatures pass.

Heated Mattress Pad

Nobody wants to crawl into a freezing cold bed at night, and a heated mattress pad can easily solve that problem. Use the preheat function to warm your bed minutes before you hop in, and you’ll look forward to going to bed each night. Keep your heated mattress pad on a low setting for an extended amount of time, and as the heat rises, your RV’s bedroom will warm as well.

Prepare Your RV Today

Prepare your RV for your winter travels by shopping at Pan Pacific RV. We offer all of the supplies you need to stay cozy throughout the coolest months of the year and make the most of your year-round travels.

January Events Near Pan Pacific RV


Check out these fun local events happening in Sacramento and the surrounding area this January.

12th Annual Dine Downtown – January 12-22

The 12th Annual Dine Downtown is a budget-friendly way to enjoy all the flavors of downtown Sacramento. The event gives local families and foodies the opportunity to explore and enjoy 3-course specialty menus from 35 of Sacramento’s leading restaurants for only $35.00 per meal. While you save money, $1 from every meal you purchase goes to food literacy and social service programs in the community.

Some of the participating restaurants include:

  • Biba
  • Capitol Garage
  • Empress Tavern
  • Hook & Ladder
  • Kasbah
  • Rio City Cafe
  • Takumi Izakaya Bar
  • Plus many more.

Come check out any restaurants you’ve been meaning to try and help a good cause while you’re at it.

Sacramento Bacon Fest No. 6 – January 23-29

2017 marks Sacramento Bacon Fest’s sixth year of bringing the best of bacon to Sacramento.

If you love bacon, you won’t want to miss out. Monday, January 23rd, kicks off the fest with the opening party. The 24th has Bacon Happy Time, followed by the epic Bacon Burger Battle on the 25th. The Bacon with Keller Crafted Meals is scheduled for the 26th. Friday the 27th has the hilarious Kevin Bacon Soundtrack Tribute Show. The fest wraps up on the 29th with the Chefs Challenge.

Visit Pan Pacific RV

Stop by Pan Pacific RV this month if your RV needs some maintenance before you head out to more distant events and destinations. If the new year warrants a new RV, come check out Pan Pacific’s inventory and tour the models that interest you.

Hot Cocoa Recipes for Your Camper

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There’s no better way to stay warm when camping than with a warm cup of homemade hot chocolate. Making your own hot chocolate, in the comfort and convenience of your RV is easy and tastier than using packaged alternatives. Follow these simple hot cocoa recipes to stay warm and put yourself in the holiday spirit this December.

Creamy Hot Chocolate

What you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup boiling water

Cooking instructions:

  1. combine the cocoa powder, sugar and a pinch of salt together in a saucepan.
  2. Stir the boiling water into a saucepan.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously. Be careful not to scorch the mixture.
  4. Stir 3 1/2 cups milk into the mixture and heat until the entire combination is very hot. Do not boil the mixture.
  5. Remove the entire combination from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Disperse the mixture between four mugs.
  7. Add the cream into the mugs to cool it to a desirable drinking temperature.

White-Hot Hot Chocolate

What you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces white chocolate (chopped)
  • 3 1/2 cups 2-percent milk
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cooking instructions:

  1. Warm a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. Place the white chocolate in the bowl.
  2. Let the chocolate melt while stirring occasionally. Stir the cayenne pepper and cinnamon into the mix.
  3. Whisk the egg into the mixture until smooth.
  4. Gradually whisk one cup of milk into the mixture until it is completely incorporated (about 2 minutes)
  5. Whisk in the remaining milk and heat the mixture until it’s hot but not boiling.
  6. Serve when the hot chocolate has reached your desired drinking temperature. Garnish with cinnamon.

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There’s no better way to enjoy the holiday season than cruising in a motorhome from Pan Pacific RV. Come by Pan Pacific RV today to tour any RV on the lot.

Trending: 2016 Keystone Cougar


The Keystone Cougar has been the No. 1 selling RV in its class for 14 years in a row. It’s easy to understand how the Cougar has reached such a legacy when you see the numerous innovative floorplans, top-quality construction and state-of-the-art features included in every model. Even better, the 2016 Keystone Cougar is now available for an unbeatable price right here at Pan Pacific RV.

The 2016 Keystone Cougar Half-Ton 283RETWE


One such model is the 2016 Keystone Cougar Half-Ton 283RETWE.

The Highest-End Features

Every 2016 Cougar RV is loaded with the industry’s latest and greatest features. Travelers enjoy a flat-screen TV, 50-amp service, solid hardwood slide fascia, a residential porcelain toilet, patented front cap hitch vision, hand glazed maple cabinetry, the Cougar Camp remote control, solid surface countertops, an orthopedic sleep system, full extension drawer guides, day and night shades, a quick recovery water heater and all of the industry’s best comforts and conveniences.

The exterior of the RV is just as luxurious as the interior with a one-piece seamless rubber roof, an electric awning, outdoor speakers, slam latch baggage doors, radial tires, rear stabilizer jacks, high-gloss gel-coated Filon fiberglass and countless other touches that make your RV lifestyle more enjoyable whether you’re cruising down the road or setting up at the campsite.

Other 2016 Keystone Cougar Models

The 2016 Keystone Cougar is available in so many models, there’s no doubt you’ll have a difficult time choosing which one is perfect for you. Travelers can choose from traditional Cougar Fifth Wheels, XLite Fifth Wheels and XLite Travel Trailers. Whether you’re interested in an RV with two private bedrooms, one and a half baths, bunks for the kids, a residential kitchen or even an outdoor patio, there’s a 2016 Cougar model that’s designed specifically for your travel needs.

Tow It Away Today

You can start your new, upgraded RV lifestyle today at Pan Pacific RV. Stop in and see us or log online to view our extensive selection of 2016 Cougars for unbelievably low prices.