Sacramento with Friends
Collected by Leo Johnson
Things move a little more slowly in Sacramento than in California's other big cities. Local food and wine, an eclectic vibe, beautiful weather, and history—being the state capital and center of the Gold Rush—make Sacramento a fun yet laid-back place to explore.
1315 10th St B-27, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
This Neoclassical building from the mid-19th century stands at one end of a large urban park. The interior of the Capitol is worth a visit—its rotunda and historic rooms reflect the history of lawmaking and governing in this state. The small...
1515 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
With sunny days and mild weather throughout much of the year in Sacramento, walking tours are a great way to see the city and enjoy the outdoors. Sacramento Heritage Inc. has created a resource page of self-guided walking tours (see link below),...
800 N St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
While San Francisco and L.A. often steal the limelight from Sacramento, I often remind myself that Sacramento has long been the center of much of California's history. The Leland Stanford Mansion is one place where that history is reflected. The...
1627 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
Hot Italian has been one of my favorite places to eat in Sacramento for a while. The place reflects the owner's love (obsession?) with all things Italian (and that's OK because I can relate). The space is decorated with Vespas and Italian...
1800 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
Aioli Bodega Española, also known just as Aioli by locals, is a Spanish restaurant located on a trendy block of Midtown Sacramento. Tapas are served here, either inside the elegant restaurant or on the intimate garden patio, which features a...
2730 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
Centro Cocina Mexicana showcases the regional foods of Mexico with fresh ingredients made in-house every day. Here you are likely to find Mexican dishes you have never heard of, all with bright, vibrant flavors. From Oaxacan mole and fish tacos to...
2924 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA
It's easy to pass by Taylor's Kitchen and not realize there is a fantastic restaurant inside...I had visited the neighboring shops without noticing the new restaurant, but I knew I had to visit once I heard people raving about the food. Taylor's...
1217 18th St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
I remember when 58 Degrees & Holding Co. first opened—I was excited to finally have a wine bar in Sacramento, and it didn't disappoint. The interior is classy yet comfortable, with a long bar and cozy couches and chairs. The servers were friendly,...
2831 S St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
Here in Northern California, where wine is a deep part of the culture, there are a lot of wineries, so many that they may seem to blend into one another. Revolution Wines, however, stands out as the only winery in Sacramento. In fact, it's right...
1200 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
Mayahuel on the Kay in downtown Sacramento is not only an exquisite Mexican food restaurant but it's also a Tequila Museum in its own right. Selling more than 60 tequilas with tequila sommeliers to help you choose, there are tequilas for all...
L St & 18th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
Zanzibar is a place I enjoy returning to whenever I am in the area. Located on a trendy strip of Midtown Sacramento, next to wine bars and upscale restaurants, this quirky shop sells fair-trade products from around the world. Despite its global...
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