Sacramento Travel Guide
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Family Travelers
- 52%Business Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (70)
- SacramentoFeb 20, 2014
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?).
- SacramentoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 24, 2013
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.
- SacramentoNov 19, 2012
I lived in Sacramento for 3 years, so I know it's midtown scene pretty well.
This review avoids the normal "touristy" things to do in Sacramento. There's not that much to do that way that one cannot easily find out.
Midtown, being defined as the grid from 15th street on towards Alhambra, is a hipsters paradise. Bars within easy walking distance from one another on J street, food on T street. Event spaces like Ace of Spades, more pub trivia than one can shake a stick at...
There are venues that cater to bros, to hipsters, to lobbyists and cougars. Hoochie mamas at R-13 to the well made martini and old school cocktails over at the Shady Lady. What the town lacks in terms of better venues, overall events and the like, it makes up for with being easily traversable, some interesting nightlife, and otherwise being fairly active at night.
If you're lucky enough to be in town on the Second Saturday of the month, be sure to check out Second Saturday, in which parts of Midtown are cordoned off, and the art galleries are opened to the public. Live music fills the air, and as night falls, the bars and restaurants become very lively.
- SacramentoSep 28, 2012
I live here, so I tend to be more critical. Sacramento has a nice selection of restaurants, lot of green trees and parks, great library system and abundance of farmer's markets. There are lots of running and biking trails, and many other outdoor activity spots (great hiking trails, etc) are a relatively short drive away. Napa valley wineries and Amador County wineries are very close and in 2 hrs you can be in San Francisco. In 5 hrs you can be in Yosemite, and or Lassen or Redding (Mt. Shasta). It is a wonderful location. BUT, the city itself does not have a lot of cultural events, the Crocker museum is the only game in town and the collection is very small. Mondavi Center for the Arts in Davis is a short drive away, but they do not get a lot of interesting guest performers all that much.
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