Sacramento, capital of the U.S. state of California, lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River. It was built during the Gold rush and parts of it are still preserved in the Old Town. Sacramento had one of the first transcontinental railroads in the US.
Sacramento has something for everyone. For those interested in history and past eras the downtown area of capitol hill offer hours of discovery while those with young families to entertain will find plenty to do in the South.
Where to go
* Old Sacramento is one of those National Historic Landmark Districts that has preserved a slice of history (it can be a bit cheesy) but the Riverview and the tourist shops make it well worth the visit.
* Capitol park, In addition to being the state's seat of government, the Capitol building also houses a museum and Capitol Art Program that holds a collection of artistic depictions of California.
* The Crocker Art Museum is Sacramento must see for any fan of History and culture. The facility houses permanent collections of artwork from around the world.
* The California State Railroad Museum excites kids and adults. This museum hosts numerous restored trains, all with unique histories and interiors. It also shows the importance of the railway in the new territories of the west.
* Sutter’s Fort: John Sutter built his fortress to protect himself and his harvested crops on 150,000 it’s a great example of a historical home and how rich people lived in those times.
* Visitors with small children will want to put Fairytale Town on their to-do list. At this amusement park, children can act out their favorite fairytales on more than 25 fantastical oversized play sets. Also worth a visit is the Sacramento Zoo.
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