Just walk around. Grab a cup...
Just walk around. Grab a cup of joe (or iced joe during the summer) and stroll around. The city is beautiful. Sacramento is unique becasue of the trees. We have over 5 million trees in down town alone, so when you are walking or driving down the streets in Sac, you forget that you are in the middle of a big city. The canopy keeps it cooler, brighter, quiter, like you are in a wonderful tunnel. It is an autumnal fireworks display when the leaves start changing in the fall and it is soothing oasis from the scorching sun during the hot summer months.
I doubt that anyone comes to...
I doubt that anyone comes to California anymore without going to Napa for some wine tasting, and if you are coming and not tasting, I think you are wasting your trip!!! But, you don't have to fight the hellacious traffic in tiny Napa. Just a half an hour out of Sac is an excellent up and coming wine region known as Amamdor. I will most likely be shunned from the wine community for saying this but, I think Amador is more beautiful than Napa, and (ok I'm really skating on thin ice here)the wine is getting just as good. From Highway 50 East, take Highway 65 towards Jackson and you can follow the signs to some wonderful little wineries that aren't snobby enough to charge you for a tasting yet!! That translates into FREE WINE and what could possibly be more fun than that!?!?! Go here for info: http://www.amadorwine.com/
Good, Quick, Inexpensive Food
This is a simple, stylish diner where one orders food at the counter. It's quick, simple, and very inexpensive and the food is quite good. It is a great place to go for a quick, easy meal and particularly for salads. The salads are large and one can choose the combinations at the counter. The sandwhiches are also good, although we haven't had everything. The prices really are very low for what one gets in quantity and quality.
There are a few in the Sacramento area but the only one we've been to is the one in Midtown Sacramento (the old part of the city just east of Downtown). I also suspect that this is the primary and first one, but I don't know.
For what it is, this place really is great. It's a great place to go with kids, as well. It's also very popular later in the evening.
The beautiful California State Capitol building.
This was a feast for your eyes ,very very beautiful building.
This building was completed in 1874 .
This building is surrounded by a beautiful Park,the flowers we saw were absolutely beautiful.
This is the nucleus of the original Mexican-era settlement at Sacramento founded in 1839 by Swiss settler John Sutter. It is quite large, with substantial walls, blockhouses, and numerous shops, rooms, etc., inside. They also have demonstrations of artillery, musketry, flour milling, medical care, and more.
Its place in history secured by its role several events. It was here that people heard word of the Donner Party disaster. More importantly, Sutter and his partner, James Marshall, built a mill at Sutter's Mill near Coloma to the NE in order to provide lumber to ship to San Francisco and elsewhere. At the mill, Marshall found gold, setting off the Gold Rush that turned California into what it is now, made a boomtown out of Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, and numerous other places, and led to the ruin of Sutter's grand plans for leading, and profiting from, settlement of the region. During the Gold Rush, Sutter's son in coordination with several other settlers founded the city of Sacramento just to the west of the fort.