Exploring Sacramento's California State Railroad Museum with Kids

The California State Railroad Museum, located in the heart of Old Sacramento, is one of our favorite museums in town. With over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, 21 carefully restored locomotives and cars, and several exhibits documenting California's railroad and Gold Rush history, it seems there is always something new to... Read more »

It’s Time for a Weekend Getaway to Sacramento

For those of you who live throughout California and beyond, Sacramento is the perfect weekend getaway. Our location makes us easily accessible. Our top-notch hotels, attractions and dining make us exciting. And our down-to-earth style makes us affordable. And it could not be a better time to visit Sacramento. If you have not... Read more »

Planning Your Visit to the California State Capitol -- Self-Guided Tour

The California State Capitol was completed in 1874, and since then, it has been an enduring and must-see Sacramento attraction. It is a living museum, dedicated to sharing California’s past and at the same time working to build California’s future. When you visit Sacramento, the Capitol should be on your list of attractions... Read more »

Five Hidden Parks of Sacramento

It’s springtime in Sacramento, and that means warm days, green grass, fields of mustard flowers, beautiful blossoming trees and plenty of reasons to get outdoors as often as possible. Sacramento, also known as the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America, the City of Trees and the River City, was named one of the 10 Best Urban Forests in... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit Folsom's Museum of Wonder and Delights

Folsom's Museum of Wonder and Delights -- it's for the kid in all of us.  The newest of Folsom Historical Society's museums, the Folsom Museum of Wonder and Delight opened in mid-September 2015. Cindy, Carol, and Janet visited the museum on its opening weekend.  As you enter from the plaza just north of the Historic Folsom light... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Explore Public Art at Sacramento International Airport

Each time travelers pass through Sacramento International Airport, they're walking through an art museum. As you grab your bags and rush to the train to get to baggage claim, try looking around. There are lovely pieces of public art to see and experience.  Terminal A doesn’t have as much art as the newer Terminal B, but one... Read more »

5 Reasons to Travel to Sacramento by Train

What if your trip to Sacramento was part of the fun?  The Capitol Corridor is an excellent and convenient way to travel to Sacramento from the Bay Area and the  Central Valley. Whether you are planning a trip for a large group or a small family gathering, there are several reasons you should consider using Amtrak and the Capitol... Read more »

California is the Wild West – a historical playground for your meeting and convention delegates.

California Begins Here. Incorporate Sacramento's Gold Rush history into your meeting for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. California saw the largest migration in U.S. history when people came from all over the country and the world in hopes of becoming wealthy during the Gold Rush. That movement transformed the state forever.... Read more »

Free Admission on Sacramento Museum Day 2015

***THIS BLOG POST IS ABOUT FREE MUSEUM DAY 2015. TO SEE DETAILS OF THE 2016 EVENT, CLICK HERE*** The 17th annual Sacramento Museum Day is Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, and now is the time to plan your visit to some of the best Sacramento attractions. This year, nearly 25 area museums will welcome you, your family and friends all... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Explore the Hawaiian Chieftain

Ahoy, matey! When you tour the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, you suddenly want to talk like a pirate. She was berthed on the river in Old Sacramento from October 22 through December 8 for her annual visit to our city. The day we went on board for our latest adventure was cold and rainy. So that added a bit of mystery to... Read more »