- 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
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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
- After you've seen everything in Sacramento that you want to see, you
can plan on taking a
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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