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Sacramento

The capital of California, Sacramento, is a laid-back city filled with fascinating landmarks, outdoor adventures and fun family activities. Sat just inland from San Francisco, Sacramento has all the hustle and bustle of a thriving city, but with the great outdoors just minutes from the centre. Starting at the riverside streets of Old Sacramento, where the American Gold Rush took hold, you can stroll alongside the marvellous architecture, stop for an ice cream or browse the souvenir shops. The popular Evangeline's joke shop is a great place to pop in and see the hundreds of costumes, masks and wigs. As the capital city, there are many official landmarks to check out in Sacramento including the incredible California State Capitol and Museum where you can take a tour or wander through the beautiful gardens.

Next up is the California State Railroad Museum, a wonderful place to learn about America’s first railroads and see old locomotive trains, as well as modern high-speed trains and much more. If you’re into museums, the Crocker Art Museum should be next on your list for its incredible collection of modern and historical American art including a fantastic Andy Warhol exhibit. If you want to hit the great outdoors of Sacramento, take to the American River Bicycle Trail for beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Or there’s numerous fantastic city parks including William Land Park, McKinley Park and the impressive Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park.

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Or if it’s adventure you’re after, the American River is a popular spot for white-water rafting. Further afield is the magnificent Yosemite National Park, which you can reach in just a few hours, and is worth a trip to spend the night in one of America’s most beautiful natural areas. Whatever your style, a holiday to Sacramento will be filled with fun and adventure. Whether you’re in the city centre, or exploring the gorgeous surrounding area, you’ll be sure to fall in love with California’s charming capital.

Though small, the Sacramento Zoo is filled with fascinating animals and fun activities. Feed giraffes, watch river otters frolic, see the tigers being fed or squeal at the incredible cuteness of the red pandas. If you’d rather head out of the city, the Delta wine region isn’t far from the city limits and makes for a relaxing place to unwind with a glass of California’s finest red.

Sacramento weather

Five-day forecast

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19.07.

33°C

SATURDAY

20.07.

35°C

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21.07.

37°C

MONDAY

22.07.

35°C

TUESDAY

23.07.

34°C

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Top 5 things to do in Sacramento

10 facts about Sacramento

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Sacramento is built upon the remains of the old Sacramento city which was damaged in floods many years ago.

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The Crocker Art Museum is the longest running art museum in all of North America.

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Sacramento evolved out of the California Gold Rush and the city is now home to many Gold Rush related museums, shops and sights.

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Since 1854, California has actually had six capital cities and Sacramento has been the capital twice.

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Sacramento has over 30 theatres and museums, as well as night clubs for all types of music including line dancing, swing dancing, hip hop and rock and roll.

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Ironically, the ‘Screamer’ Ferris-wheel-style ride at Scandia Family Fun Center encourages people not to scream so as not to annoy the neighbours!

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The Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team have a real life lion as their mascot. His name is Slamson and he comes out at home games.

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The Capitol building was part of a huge renovation project in 1976 which cost $68 million, making it the largest restoration project at the time.

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The Sacramento Delta wine region is home to more than 200 wineries, vineyards and wine tasting tours.

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Sacramento has the biggest Certified Farmers Market in California and the city’s abundant produce is shipped all around the country.

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