Sacramento Photos: Our Fans Show Us Their Favorite Shots of the City

 

Sacramento is a photogenic city, and while we at the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau are always out and about with our cameras, we wanted to know what some of our fans think, so we asked them to submit photos to us of what they love about Sacramento.

 

Check our Facebook page every weekend for our fan photos, and submit your own.

 

Carlos Eliason took this photo at the American River Bike Trail entrance on C Street north of Downtown Sacramento at sunset. Sacramento is a bicycle-friendly city, and the American River Bike Trail can take riders from Downtown and Midtown all the way out to Folsom Lake.

Another fan-submitted photo came from CJ Torres, who shot this photo of the I Street Bridge. The bridge connects Sacramento and West Sacramento, and it turned 100 years old in 2011. At 36 feet long and weighing in at about 7 million pounds, according to Union Pacific, the bridge is balanced and rotates on a central pillar to allow boats to pass down the Sacramento River.

This shot of public art on "The Kay" was taken by John T. Freeman from the Sacramento Convention Center. "The Kay" is the downtown portion of K Street, which has seen a resurgence over the past several years. Once blighted, the district now boasts a host of restaurants and nightlife venues, and two theaters - the Esquire IMAX and the Crest Theatre - have long called the street home.

A quick walk from the convention center is the Capitol, seen in this photo by David Godfrey. Sacramento is the star on California’s map, and the Capitol and Capitol Park are popular attractions. Student groups come here to learn about democracy and California history, and visitors and locals alike wander through Capitol Park, picnicking and checking out the sights.

One off-the-beaten path spot in Sacramento is Southside Park, located at 2115 Sixth St., captured in this photo from Ulysses Goose Simmons. With Downtown Sacramento visible over the treetops, it can still be hard to believe that you’re near the heart of a city when you’re in Southside Park. A leisurely bike ride from the central business district, Southside Park helps Sacramento earn its “City of Trees” honors.

Bridges are popular with visitors and locals alike, and Jacob Gonzalez shot this photo of Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge from West Sacramento, just on the other side of the bridge from Old Sacramento, a 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park celebrating the city’s Gold Rush heritage.