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Sacramento, California

Old Sacramento is one of my favorite places to visit in Sacramento. It's a mixture of antique shops, gift shops, restaurants, museums, and entertainment. You can get almost anything there, from tacky gifts, to t-shirts, hats, fruits, vegetables, and even fireplaces! <g> The Public Market is new, but has a lot of  goodies. Old Sacramento is also home to the California State Railroad Museum, and to the Delta King, a restored sternwheeler.

Sacramento News10 Tower CamsSacramento has it's share of Landmarks, as does the entire State of California. Instead of driving around town, you might think of getting out of your car and using Sacramento Regional Transit instead.

One of the premier events in Sacramento is the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, held during the Memorial Day Weekend every year. We also have an exciting new Triple A baseball team playing in a brand new ballpark.  Come out and root, root, root for the home team, the Sacramento River Cats.  If you visit Sacramento between the third week of August and the first week of September, don't miss the California State Fair. No matter what time of the time of year, you should find something of interest in the links below:
  • Sacramento Zoo - The Sacramento Zoo is located in William Land Park, the largest park in the City of Sacramento.  The Sacramento Zoo celebrated its 75th birthday in 2002 with a variety of special activities throughout the year.

  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center - The Effie Yeaw Nature Center was built in Ancil Hoffman Park by the Sacramento County Department of Parks and Recreation in 1976 and is dedicated to Effie Yeaw and her work to acquaint both children and adults with the rich and varied natural wonders of the American River Parkway.

  • Governor's Mansion - This Victorian house served as the first official governor's residence, beginning in November, 1903. It ultimately served as home for 13 governors over a span of 64 years.

  • Sutter's Fort - Sutter’s Fort was Sacramento’s earliest settlement. John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, established this European-style settlement in 1839 when he received a 48,000-acre land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government.

  • California State Indian Museum - The artifacts in the museum include basketry, beadwork, clothing and exhibits about the ongoing traditions of various California Native American groups.  It is located on the grounds of Sutter's Fort.

  • California State Capitol Museum - The California State Assembly offers several tours and exhibits.  One of the exhibits, "Diamonds in the Rough" is a traveling exhibit that documents Japanese Americans in the Sport of Baseball. They are open daily from 9am to 5pm.

  • Leland Stanford Mansion - Built in 1857 by a businessman in Sacramento, the mansion was purchased four years later by Leland Stanford, former governor and one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad Corporation. He expanded and remodeled the home. The Stanford family lived here until 1874 when they moved to San Francisco, After moving, they used the house when business, politics or social engagements brought them back to Sacramento. The mansion is located just a few blocks from the State Capitol. The three-story mansion is currently undergoing restoration, but tours are available.

  • Crocker Art Museum - Founded in 1885, the Crocker is the oldest public art museum west of the Mississippi River. The Museum serves the citizens of Sacramento and all of Northern California through interpretive installations of its collections, exciting temporary exhibitions, and an innovative and extensive education program.

  • California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in the north-east corner of the State Capitol grounds at 15th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento. It is found near the Rose garden in a quiet, lush setting. Wide, paved paths lead to the Memorial from the street as well as from the rest of the Capitol grounds. There is a large grassy area around the Memorial, with benches scattered around the area.

  • Raging Waters - Raging Waters has you covered with cool water and one of the highest water slides in the West. It has more than 30 water rides making this a great place to beat the summer heat.

  • Sacramento Stage and Theatre - Sacramento is home to numerous theater companies, and has access to a rich range of productions.

  • Sacramento Monarchs - Our local WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association) team.

  • Sacramento Kings - A bunch of tall guys dribbling around the basketball court marking time until the Monarchs take over! <g>

  • Golf Courses - Lots of Sacramento public golf courses, with over 600 acres of fairways and greens.

  • Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center - The Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center has more than 5.5 miles of shelves filled with treasures from Sacramento's rich history.

  • Sacramento Museum Guide
  • The Concert HotWire
  • Sacramento Community Services Recreation Programs
  • Sacramento Local Off Leash Areas and Dog Parks
  • Sacramento's best at your fingertips
If you want to get an idea of the "news of the day", you'll find all you need to know on the pages below:

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Sacramento, CA

After you've seen everything in Sacramento that you want to see, you can plan on taking a day trip or two. If you are making travel plans for anywhere within the State of California, be sure to check out California's Official Vacation Guide.

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