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Sacramento Travel Guide

City of Sacramento

Gold was discovered in Sacramento in 1848, the gold rush that followed was the biggest human migration in history. The city carries a low-cost worthy place to live and is one of the fastest growing in California.

This City has a population of 460,000 and almost two million in the metropolitan area. Sacramento's people are warm and very friendly. The pace of life is something slower than in other big cities in California.

Sacramento is an advanced city with traces of a pioneer past. Explore that past at Historic Park of Sutter Fort State, a representation of small town founded by Swiss homesteader John Sutter. Tour the domed and ornate 1874 capitol building, so stroll the surrounding Capitol Park filled with thousands of numerous plants.

Explore the 1878 Mansion of Governor, now a state museum with furnishings donated by 13 former governors. The Crocker Art Museum, opened in 1873, contains 19th-century Californian and European art. The next Towe Ford Museum provides every model made during Ford's first 50 years. The new Golden State Museum shows California's rich history to life with a mix of traditional exhibits and advanced technology.

August and September also takes the California State Fair to the California Exposition fairgrounds in Sacramento. This celebration contains informative and historical exhibits, carnival games and rides, an indoor trade show, petting zoos, and live entertainment. Also The American River is located in the heart of Sacramento, this provides several opportunities for outdoor leisure, like river rafting and fishing and where old town offers several bars and restaurants. There are also various picnicking sites along the way.

Arriving to Sacramento

By plane
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the principal airport, situated at 15 minutes north of downtown.

By train
Amtrak operates two long distance trains and two regional trains through Sacramento.

By car
Sacramento is conveniently situated at the intersection of Interstate 5 (a north-south route) and Interstate 80 (an east-west route). It is also situated at the western terminus of US Route 50.

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