Our Hometown Tourists Revisit the Governor's Mansion

The Governor's Mansion in Sacramento is a Victorian house with a lot of history in the heart of California's capital city. So, been there, done that, checked it off the list?  Think again. One of the greatest benefits of being a tourist in your own town is that you can go back to your favorite touristy venues again and again. ... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Take an Architectural Walking Tour

Beaux Arts. Renaissance. Italianate. Greek. Baroque. Victorian. Do you know what these terms have in common? If you guessed architectural styles, you are correct. But I just learned that all of these architectural styles and more can be found within a five block area of downtown Sacramento. That is what we realized when Janet,... Read more »

Sacramento Student Travel Itinerary Teaches Gold Rush and California History in a Fun Way

Fourth-grade student travel groups coming to Sacramento get a wealth of information from overall California history to Gold Rush history. A comprehensive two-day trip gives an exciting real-life experience of otherwise dusty topics in history books. Arriving at Sacramento International Airport or in Downtown Sacramento,... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum of Medical History and Historical Library

Looking for something offbeat and interesting to do with your out-of-town (or in-town) medical professional relatives or friends when they visit Sacramento? Perhaps you are a history buff or a budding novelist.  Take a couple of hours and visit the Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum (SSVMS) of Medical History on Elvas Avenue in... Read more »

Stay in Sacramento Grand Prize Winner

In 2013, we asked followers of our newsletters and blogs to submit their favorite tourism experiences in Sacramento.  We received responses from all over the nation as well as some international submissions.  People told us about their experiences at Sacramento museums, attractions and hotels.  From family travel to... Read more »

Destination Sacramento: The Perfect Multigenerational Family Vacation

You've seen them around...you're on vacation, leisurely snapping photos in places like Disneyland or the Grand Canyon, when all of a sudden you are descended upon by a group of people ranging from toddler age to senior citizens. You know who I'm talking about, those families who travel in packs. With matching t-shirts. Maybe you... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Enjoy an Old Sacramento Ghost Tour

Are you ready for a historical tour in Old Sacramento that will give you shivers and maybe even goosebumps?  Try the Historic Old Sac Foundation’s Ghost Tour, available only through the month of October.  Even if you’ve previously enjoyed the foundation’s Old Sacramento Underground tour, rest assured that the Ghost Tour is not... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Make a Day Trip to Folsom

By Carol Dabrowiak and Cindy Gibbs, Sacramento's Hometown Tourists Just a short drive from Downtown Sacramento, Folsom is a quick, easy and fun day trip.  When planning a trip to Old Folsom, don’t forget the Folsom History Museum.  So many people come to Folsom for the food, the stores, the farmers market, craft fair and so many... Read more »

This Week in Sacramento: Sac365's Top 10 Events, Aug 26

This Week: Warm Up for Music & Festivals Galore   Music: Lil Wayne Sleep Train Arena Aug 28 Wed 7pm Rapper Lil Wayne brings his America's Most Wanted Tour to Sacramento in promotion of his I Am Not A Human Being II album. Don't miss him in concert! Music: Trace Adkins Sunrise MarketPlace Outdoor Pavilion Aug 29 Thurs 8pm-11pm... Read more »

10 Student-Friendly Attractions in Sacramento

Sacramento is full of student-friendly activities that are educational, fun and affordable.  A visit to California’s capital city is a rite of passage for many students in California and surrounding states – and there is a reason why.  Sacramento’s historical significance extends beyond California.  Our history is significant to... Read more »