Sacramento Vacations

Situated in California’s Central Valley at the convergence of the American and Sacramento Rivers, Sacramento serves as California’s capitol and houses many of the state’s government agencies. Sacramento offers the same Mediterranean climate found in Tuscany or Greece, and visitors are often surprised to discover Sacramento has been named the ... Read more
nation's most culturally diverse city. Known for its many musical offerings such as orchestras, choral societies and jazz concerts, Sacramento also offers a variety of events such as Memorial Day Weekend’s Jazz Jubilee and the Sacramento French Film Festival in July. For sports fans, grab tickets for the Sacramento Kings basketball or the minor league baseball Sacramento River Cats. History enthusiasts can check out attractions such as the California Railroad Museum or Sutter's Fort for pioneer lore, and sleep in a riverboat hotel or just stroll Old Sacramento historic waterfront. Plus, Sacramento is a quick day trip to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, Reno or the Gold Country.

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The Gold Country is most beautiful in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom and the hills pop with color. This is also when the weather is at its finest: not too hot, not too foggy (as tends to be the ... Read more
theme in winter). Summer arrives with a vengeance and offers little respite from the dry 90-100 (32-37) weather, though Sacramento occasionally cools down from the San Francisco Bay’s sea breeze. By June, the once blooming hills have turned golden. However, despite the heat, summers can be tolerable, especially if you station yourself near a cool river. As is typical of California, winters are mild in this area, so visiting at this time of the year is usually pleasant, though the area does see some fog and rain.

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West Covina

As a kid, I came here a lot to visit family. There is a Vietnamese area which is great!

Local from Sacramento

Old Sacramento is the best part of Sacramento. It has History, Unique Shops and tons of different fun things to do.

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

This is the California Capital and HQ of a State that in many ways is its own Country and own worst enemy. I've been here several times for the State Fair, to the Capital, taking family to the California Railroad Museum/Old Sacramento, to see the River Cats, and on my way through towards the Mountains.

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San Diego, California

A few of the "must-sees' in Sacramento are the state capitol, Sutter's Fort, Old Sacramento, and the Train Museum. It is really hot in the summer, so that might not be the best time to go, but it is definitely worth a stop on a tour of California.

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Valletta, Malta

Sacramento a must visit to those who likes software here are APPLE INC - GOOGLE HEADQUARTERS - Nasa research centre

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Sacramento overall is rather boring yet there are some very nice attributes: The state capital is grand and lovely. The California Rail Museum (and the entire community there) is absolutely worth a trip. Rafting in the nearby rivers is enjoyable.

San Luis Obispo

I gotta say that after traveling all around and living in California 10+ years, I've come to appreciate Sacramento more and more. Yes, it's ridiculously hot during summer. Yes, there are some extremely broken-down neighborhoods. But it also has some of the state's most moving museums and historical sights, an innovative and affordably priced food scene, and (this is important to me, but may not impress you much, I realize!) one of the most gorgeous minor-league baseball fields on the West Coast. Oh, wait! Great vintage, secondhand and antique shops, too. And a ridiculous number of gourmet coffee micro-roasters to pick from (start your journey at Temple, why don't you?).

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New York City, New York State, USA

Sacramento is the state capitol of California so there are some interesting buildings there. Other than that, it's in the center of the state and blistering hot.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Sacramento is the state capital of California. It's mostly the last big stop for folks before they head out to Reno, Tahoe, or North/South California but there are places to see! Old Town Sacramento, The Capitol are a few places to check out.

Local from Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento has everything you are looking for! Lots of culture, a huge active Jewsih Community, warm weather- only 1.5 hours from mountains or ocean (cooler temps for those hot days!).