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2701 L St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is what remains of the first settlement in Sacramento. John Sutter was given a land grant from the Mexican government in 1839 (when California was still part of Mexico). He used this land to develop agriculture...
2829 S St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
There are many cafes in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento, but none has stolen the hearts of city residents like Temple has. Temple serves a variety of high-quality, award-winning coffees, some espresso drinks and others prepared in a French press....
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...
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...
1526 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
The Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is a Victorian-style mansion in central Sacramento. The interior's details, including marble fireplaces from Italy and decorations from France, are beautifully maintained and evoke the rich history of...
3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
This is a place where kids can be kids and burn off lots of energy while feeding their imaginations. Fairytale Town is a cute non-profit park across the street from the Sacramento Zoo. Kids love this place (mine included!). Nursery rhymes and...
125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
At one end of Sacramento's historic center, Old Sacramento, is the California State Railroad Museum. The museum is great fun for both children and adults. Kids love playing with the tables of train sets and pressing the buttons to make model...
448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616, USA
When I want to experience nature and get away from the city, I head to Davis, just 20 minutes from Sacramento. Davis is home to University of California at Davis and the university's 100-acre arboretum. I love walking the winding paths of the...
3930 W Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
The Sacramento Zoo makes for a perfect family outing in Sacramento. Located in one of the city's loveliest neighborhoods, Land Park, the zoo covers 14 acres and houses 140 native, rare, and endangered animal species. Highlights include lemurs,...
1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
In historic Old Sacramento, the Firehouse Restaurant has been a favored dining destination for locals and tourists, as well as many of California's politicians, since opening in 1960. The restaurant occupies the original home of the Sacramento No....
1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
Housed in a converted brick firehouse dating from 1893, Mulvaney's Building & Loan serves seasonal New American cuisine that you can enjoy in the historic building or outside in the quiet garden patio. The menu changes daily and prepared using...
4800 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA
Well-loved seafood restaurant open from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gluten-free and vegetarian options and a kids' menu. Extensive wine list, and weekday happy hours. River views and patio dining. Photo by Boris Kasimov/Flickr.
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...
1815 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA
Bows & Arrows is a new favorite hangout in Midtown Sacramento. While it calls itself a performance venue, there's much more than that to experience here. The front of the store is a vintage clothing boutique, popular with the local hipster crowd....
4314, 2718 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar in Midtown Sacramento does what California does best: uses the best quality local ingredients to create innovative and flavorful dishes in a very cool atmosphere. Add to that cocktails that are made from only...
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