About Sacramento

 

Americas Farm To Fork City

Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital and the only star on the map of California. The city is buzzing with things to taste, see and savor. We invite you to pick your pleasure, whether it’s our farm-fresh restaurants, plentiful farmers’ markets, home-grown breweries, colorful street murals, Gold Rush-era family attractions or a sunset walk along the river. Visit Sacramento today.

Sacramento is the star on the map of California - where you will find cultural attractions to inspire you, cutting-edge cuisine to impress you, history to enrich you and surprises to put a smile on your face. Venture out in any direction and you'll see why we're so fond of saying, "California begins here." 

One of the most historic cities in California, Sacramento boasts an impressive array of landmarks, parks, amenities and other must-see points of interest. Here you’ll find a handful of our most iconic features to the City.

LANDMARKS

California State Capitol
The Capitol building is home to the government of the state of California, house of the legislature and the office of the governor. A historic landmark with available public guided tours.

Tower Bridge
A pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic bridge that connects Sacramento and West Sacramento, the Tower Bridge is arguably one of the most iconic features for our city.

Old Sacramento
Twenty-eight acres of Sacramento’s waterfront were home to some of the most influential history for the city.

Due to past and current efforts by the State of California, private and public museums, individuals, business, the City and County of Sacramento, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundations, scores of volunteers, and many others, Old Sacramento lives on as thriving shopping and entertainment district as well as a global tourist destination.

American and Sacramento Rivers  
The city is situated at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers, which give citizens a multitude of options for entertainment and lifestyle. Waterfront dining, boating, swimming and relaxation are just a few reasons why Sacramento residents love this city.

Sutter’s Fort 
A California Historic Park, Sutter’s Fort houses public tours and events that harken back to the days of the gold rush era.

City Historic Cemetery
Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today.

Guy A. West Memorial Bridge 
An 1,100 foot pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans that American River, and connects California State University, Sacramento to the northeast bank of the river.

PARKS

William Land Park 
A sprawling, open space park that is more of a community in itself, than a single park, William Land Park is the largest in Sacramento. It’s size boasts several neighborhoods, and has amenities such as a golf course, water features, picnic areas, proximity The Sacramento Zoo  and Fairytale Town,   and many more.

McKinley Park 
Just east of Business 80/ Hwy 99, McKinley Park is a downtown favorite for many residents. Play structures, open grass fields, running tracks, water features and tennis courts are just a few of the amenities of this classic Sacramento park.

Southside Park
Amenities at 19.9-acre Southside Park include a swimming pool, wading pool, three-quarter mile jogging trail, Southside Clubhouse, lake with fishing piers, accessible playground, par course with four fitness stations, amphitheater, and picnic areas. The Southside Community Garden is located one block from the park.

VISITORS GUIDE

A free Visitor's Guide is available online or in print, courtesy of Visit Sacramento.

Sacramento Market Report


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