Sacramento, the capital city of California, is a “happening” town, with plenty to see and do! This bustling city had its first boom during the great California Gold Rush, and since then millions have experienced its considerable charms.
For history buffs, Sacramento has the Sutter Mine tour and the state railway and military history museums, as well as the Sutter’s Fort museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Gold Rush and Civil War artifacts. The state capitol building, an architectural gem, also offers free tours to visitors.
Culture lovers can enjoy the Sacramento Ballet, plays and performances at the historic Crest Theatre and outdoor theatre at the annual Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, where free-roaming chickens mingle with the audience! For music aficionados, there’s Pops in the Park, a series of annual concerts held in neighborhood parks.
There are lots of recreation opportunities for families as well. Take your daughters (and sons) to a Sacramento Monarch’s game. Or head off to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for a day of thrills. One of the coolest places for climbers, families and fitness enthusiasts is the Sacramento Pipeworks, a massive indoor climbing facility and gym, featuring more than 11,000 feet of rock walls and climbing terrain.