California dreaming about Sacramento can become a reality. The city sifted through Spanish, Mexican, and American development, and crystallized during the 19th century Gold Rush, where mass migration put Sacramento on the map. Nowadays, the city is a little different from its gold mining past, it is an urban sprawl sprouted with trees, giving the Sac its more appropriate nickname: "City of Trees".
However, trees are not the only things that have grown out of Sacramento. This city is one of the most diverse and integrated cities in the United States, which means you are walking into a melting pot of different backgrounds and cultures, all influencing the city through theater, visual arts, music, and cuisine. Sacramento also fancies itself the "Farm-to-Fork Capital of America" due to its large agricultural production and livestock, paving the farm-to-table trend one sustainable step at a time.
The city has taken its place as the fastest-growing major city in California, with a notable financial and major educational hub, increased activity in the healthcare industry, and a fast-paced contemporary scene. Although it is overshadowed by more cosmopolitan places in its own state, Sacramento has not let up any steam when it comes to furthering its technological and cultural developments.
So the Sacramento you saw last year could be a completely different Sacramento next year! First-timers will find a galaxy of culture, playgrounds of parks, rivers to paddle, and farm-to-table experiences that will leave you with the tastiest memories imaginable. Its multicultural hub, gastronomic prowess, and natural surroundings keep luring first-time visitors out west and keep seasoned travelers coming back for seconds.
Sacramento's Location Not only is the land tree-friendly, but the city also sits at the confluence of the American River and the Sacramento River. It enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, so while the hot, dry summers are ever-present, you are left with cool winters, sprinkled with occasional rainfall. This rainfall, or wet season, usually spans from October into April.
That hot, dry summer can be cut by the sea breeze known by locals as the "delta breeze", which rises up through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta from the San Francisco Bay. Cool winters through December and January guarantee the foggiest months, while May through August have taken their places as one of the sunniest places on the planet, with an average Sacramento July day clocking over 14 hours of sunshine per day.
Your Sacramento, CA private flight jet will land in Sacramento International Airport, just 16 minutes outside of Sactown. From the moment you touch down, that sea air will greet you and keep you company as you travel into the city.
Sacramento is an uncommon tourist destination, darling. Start your day in the visitor epicenter of Old Sacramento for your first taste of those beautiful river views, unique eateries, and museums like the Crocker Art Museum. History buffs can peel off to Capital Park to tour the Capitol Building Museum, Sutter's Fort for a look back in time at the Gold Rush, and the Old Sacramento Waterfront, a national landmark historic district where even more museums lurk to show you the days of yesteryear.
Midtown gives you a more contemporary tour of Sacramento's artistic side and nightlife. Get a taste of the sprawling melting pot by circling the calendar for festivals like the Asian Pacific Film Festival, Aloha Festival, PRIDE, and Juneteenth Celebration. Speaking of taste, you cannot go wrong by checking out the largest state-regulated certified Farmer's Market, not to mention almost 50 other year-round markets.
To get a real vibe for "Farm-to-Fork", reserve a table at The Firehouse or The Kitchen for seasonal prix fixe menus, or cool down with an ice cream cone from Vic's or Gunther's. Before you go, take your pick of over 200 parks, all with trails winding through the cool, shady trees Sacramento takes its namesake from.
Pioneer Express Trail
Rae House Museum
Roseville Telephone Museum
Lawrence Links Golf Course
Rio Vista Museum
Rancho Murieta Golf Course And Country Club
Discovery Museum Science And Space Center
California State Indian Museum
Placer County Historical Museum
California State Railroad Museum
Dead Horse Island
Haggin Oaks Municipal Golf Course
White Man Ravine
Discovery Museum History Center
Oregon Bar (Historical)
California Citizen Soldier Museum
Medical History Museum
Wildhawk Golf Club
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Crocker Art Museum
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Course
Folsom History Museum
Cherry Island Golf Course
Yolo Fliers Club And Golf Course
Lonetree Island (Historical)
Golden State Museum
Mather Golf Course
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Davis Golf Course
South Shore Riding And Hiking Trail
Folsom Powerhouse Museum
Cavanaugh Golf Course
Hayes Truck Museum
Haggin Oaks Municipal Golf Course North
Ancil Hoffman Park Golf Course
Cordova Recreation Golf Course
El Dorado Hills Golf Course
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Granite Bay Golf Course
Valley-Hi Golf Course And Country Club
Towe Auto Museum
Sunrise Golf Course
Lake Natoma Trail
Mcclellan Aviation Museum
Folsom Prison Museum
Teal Bend Golf Club
Jedediah Smith Trail
William Land Municipal Golf Course
California State Capitol Museum
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Green Tree Golf Course
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
California Military Museum
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