Go to Old Town...everyone will say that but it is true. Old town is darling with its wooden sidewalks and sleepy river ambiance. It is a bit touristy, but that's why it has a few good resturaunts and fun bars.
Fondest memory: I live in midtown Sacramento, and my fondest memory is sitting outside on my porch on hot summer evenings with my friends, drinking sangria and watching the city sweat.
Favorite thing: Once a year on Gold Rush Day, there is a festival in Old Sacramento where you can get an idea of what life was like in the gold rush days. It's usually scheduled at the end of August. For more information, history and calendar of events on Old Sacramento, check Old Sacramento website
old Sacramento, eight square blocks of restored 19th century buildings housing an assortment of museums, restaurants, shops and the permanently moored riverboat DELTA KING. Lots of daytime and evening activities for all ages.
Fondest memory: Sacramento is an oasis of trees in the rather arid central valley. The best first view is seen when entering downtown from the West on Capitol Avenue. The Capitol Mall is a scaled-down version of the Mall in Washington, DC and is a worthy venue for the Capitol of California.
Favorite thing: visit Old Sacramento. There are nice little shops and you can take a carriage-ride. We had a great time doing the carriage-ride, just look at my fathers face.
Favorite thing: Walking around Old Sacramento you will find a beautiful Santa Fe train! My dad really liked it, he still does :P