Sacramento, California

Sacramento is the state capital of California. You will find the people of Sacramento are what you may not have expected. They tend to be warm and friendly. The oldest part of town, Old Sacramento contains several museums, restaurants, and the usual assortment of tacky souvenir shops all within walking distance of each other. Best of all, it's a five minute walk from the Amtrak station.

If you are visiting in August or early September, you cannot stop in Sacramento without stopping by the California State Fair! The Cal Expo fairgrounds come alive every summer as the State Fair becomes a "city within a city" that hosts nearly one million visitors. Folks come from near and far for the memorable delights of this 152-year-old extravaganza that includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment, and the Magnificent Midway.

Things to do in Sacramento:

The Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento boasts a quite respectable zoo as one of my favorite attractions in William Land Park.

Parks in Sacramento County
Enjoy rafting, cycling, and more.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
This awesome State Park features boating, hiking, camping, and over twenty miles of bicycycle trails.

Apple Hill
Camino's Apple Hill is a favorite fall destimations for crafts, pies, great Fall walks, and more.

The Folsom Rodeo
Folsom's pro rodeo is a ten-gallon fourth of July tradition.

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