7 Reasons To Visit Sacramento

Friday, April 13, 2018
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An hour’s drive from San Francisco, you’ll find California’s capital city Sacramento. It may not get the attention of San Francisco and LA, but it’s still got it’s own individual charm and sights worth seeing. Here are seven reasons to visit Sacramento.

See the California State Capitol

This mighty building is the home of the Californian government and was built in 1874. It’s a great place for soaking up the history of Sacramento and California as a whole. There are regular tours seven days a week that can give you access to this building. Admission is free making it a great activity for those travelling on a budget.

Go shopping in Old Sacramento

The historic old Sacramento district is full of character and well worth a visit for it’s large number of quirky independent shops. There are also a number of old candy shops here making a great place to visit with the kids. This is also a great place to grab a bite to eat as there are many independent restaurants such as The Firehouse Restaurant.

Eat great food at the Farm-to-Fork festival

Sacramento is the largest agricultural producer in America, surrounded by hundreds of farms. It’s become a culinary hotspot for this reason too with many restaurants selling homemade meals. The best time to visit is September, when the city hosts its famous Farm-to-fork festival. This is a great chance to try the local food and drink the local beer and wine to the accompaniment of live music and other entertainment.

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Renowned as the US’s top railroad museum, this is a great place to learn about California’s railroad past. There are locomotives here that are well over a century old and various exhibits detailing America’s railroad past. You can also take a steam train ride from here along the Sacramento river for a bit of adventure.

Feel like a giant in Safetyville

If you’re travelling with kids, it could be worth taking a visit to Safetyville. This scaled down version of Sacramento has everything from a miniature Capitol building to miniature fast food restaurants. The attraction is aimed at children, but parents can still tag along. It’s also an educational attraction, teaching kids the importance of safety out on the streets with various information boards.

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 Climb the smallest mountain range in the world, Sutter Buttes

On the northern outskirts of Sacramento you’ll find this natural anomaly, Sutter Buttes, which is the smallest mountain range in the world. The small volcanic cluster is a popular hiking spot and offers great views of the surrounding landscape. It could be worth staying in a hotel in Williams such as Granzella’s Inn so that you can spend a whole day exploring the nearby landscape. Yuba City is nearby and is a quaint town also worth visiting.

See the abandoned snagboat Spirit of Sacramento

One of the more unusual off-the-beaten-track sights of Sacramento is the abandoned three-storey snagboat Spirit of Sacramento. The boat was once owned by John Wayne and featured in a Hollywood movie Blood Alley, but has since been left to rust by the riverside.

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12 comments:

  1. I love California. I have yet to visit this place so I need to.

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  2. Sacramento looks awesome. I would not pass that eat-great-food part! Lols. :D

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  3. I would love to see Old Sacramento. My boys would go NUTS to see the railroad museum and trains!

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  4. I have never been but I think it is time I book a vacation! It looks like such a fun place to go.

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  5. I'd love to visit Sacramento, I've never been to California...one day I'll get there!

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  6. California is on our traveling list for the next year. We are going to RV live until we don't want to anymore and build. The goal is to travel the country and explore before we settle down again.

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  7. I have not had the opportunity to visit California yet. It is on my bucket list. I would love to be able to see and experience it.

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  8. You know, I really never think too much about Sacramento. I had no idea they had such good food! I'd be all about the farm-to-fork festival.

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  9. I need to get out there... I'm all about the shopping! lol

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  10. Getting out to California is something my husband and I talk about a lot! I would love to visit these places you talk about in Sacremento!

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  11. I have never been to Sacramento before but I have always wanted to go. Now I want to go even more!

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  12. Sacramento! I forgot about it! When I think Cali, I think LA, San Fran, Palm Springs but not Sacramento. Thanks for the reminder.

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