Capital city of the state of California, Sacramento is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in an area known as the Central Valley. Home to around 460,000 residents, it is the six largest city in the state today and is a cultural and economic center.
Settled by the famous Swiss immigrant, John Sutter in 1839, the city grew quickly. During the gold rush in California, the city became an important point for distribution and a major hub for transportation and agriculture.
Rich History Arts And Culture
Though this area of California was inhabited long before the arrival of John Sutter and the ensuing gold rush era, it was during this time that the city was formed and the Sacramento of today began to grow. Today, Sacramento is known as one of the most diverse areas in the United States and a top destination for travelers of all interests.
Historic attractions begin in the area known as Old Sacramento. The historical tourist can enjoy looking at and exploring buildings and a history dating back to the gold rush days while perusing more that 100 boutique shops, restaurants, clubs and museums all in one spot.
Other tourist begin their journeys both in and around the city. Top sites of interest and activities include:
- Fairytale Town
- The Crocker Art Museum
- Ventana Art Gallery
- Effie Yeaw Nature Center
- Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
- Sacramento Southern Railroad Excursions
- Sacramento Zoo
- Helicopter Tours
Fine dining, shopping, tours, excursions and more make Sacramento one must see destination in the western U.S.
Consider basing your trip to Sacramento around area festivals and events you may enjoy including this years top festivals and events such as
Sacramento French Film Festival
Wine and Chocolate: A Harmony of Tastes
Makamae Melia O’ Polynesia 11th Year Anniversary Luau
44th Annual Bockbierfest
8th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival
Mountain Film on Tour: Films from the Telluride Mountain Film Festival
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