I took this picture near the Civil War Memorial Grove. I was tempted to crawl around under the trees and look for names, but the ground was muddy. There are something like 186 varieties of camillias... more
Old Sacramento applies to an approximate 28 acre area bounded by the Sacramento River on the west, the Tower Bridge and Capitol Mall on the south, the I-5 freeway on the east, and the Railorad Museum... more
The California Railroad Museum is a world class museum that depicts how the railroad resulted in the development of the Western United States. The museum which was opened in 1976 consists of six new... more
You can cruise the Sacramento River on board the "Spirit of Sacramento" or the "Matthew McKinley." These riverboats look like the paddlewheelers that ply America's rivers in the past.
Lots o' nice big cats, other mammals (kangaroos, zeebas,), ostriches; good photo-ops (even a few good plants). Pleasant area. Even got reptiles, if you're interested. Worth half a day, which is all... more
The Sacramento River has a fascinating history. Learn more, and take in some fine views of the city by taking a narrated cruise on one of the riverboats. The Spirit of Sacramento departs from the... more
Now it may sound a little odd to have an inland bridge as a thing to do however the Tower Bridge with its recent improvements is a great place to walk across.
The Tower Bridge was built in 1935 to... more
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,... more
Sacramento's Chinatown is very small compared to that of San Francisco or Oakland. But, while visiting downtown, you may want to drop by. It's very attractive, with some good restaurants, and also a... more
This is a fairly small and often ignored, though pretty interesting museum. It may not be a must-see for everyone, obviously, but I highly recommend it and it is right in the must-see area of Old... more
The Esquire IMAX Theatre is conveniently located in Downtown Sacramento. It shows movies in a very large format. IMAX movies are known to be both visually and aurally stunning.
I watched "Aliens of... more
Sacramento has a nice, interesting art museum that has a range of art displays and exhibitions. The art includes traditional paintings, ceramics, and other similar art as well as cartoon art and the... more
The yearly California State Fair in Sacramento offers many "old-fashioned" things to do, especially for children. There is a large livestock show, a petting zoo and children are even allowed to milk... more
This Tower Theatre is a landmark in Sacramento and it looks like the Movie Theatres that were in the 50's and inside there is a lot of 50's movie memorabilia .
This theatre shows mainly artistic and... more
The world knows about the famous Napa Valley wineries in Northern California, but for a smaller, more intimate winetasting experience be sure to visit the wineries in Amador County. Just a few miles... more
Sacramento has been my home town now for many years. I live in a beautiful house in an older neighborhood not too far from downtown. I am often the City's biggest promoter and most vocal critic in the...
My main reason for going to Sacramento was because that was where the Amtrak train would take me, for my onward journey to lake Tahoe! As it was, I arrived in the city at just after 6 am, and knew I...