A Year of Food Festivals in and around Sacramento

As America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, the Sacramento region is bursting with food all year long. That's right, the area's diverse Mediterranean climate and naturally rich soil make for almost perfect conditions for growing and producing countless crops throughout the year. Naturally, we like to celebrate and share our bounty. The... Read more »

2016 Quick Guide to the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships

Since the mid-1960's, the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships has been the most visible youth athletic development program in the world. Many of today's Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the event. Come out and watch 7,500 of America's next generation of track and field stars compete at ... Read more »

7 Times Pokemon Visited Sacramento

It's no secret that Pokemon Go is currently the biggest fad on smartphones, and while we here at Visit Sacramento aren't entirely sure what it's all about, we thought we'd go see if any of them are finding some of our favorite spots. Sutter's Fort This Sandshrew was so excited to visit the fort built by John Sutter in the... Read more »

The Best Things to do with Kids at the California State Fair in Sacramento

Each July as the weather heats up, so does the action at Sacramento's Cal Expo when the California State Fair gets under way. The Golden State's annual fair is July 8-24 this year, and it is one of the most anticipated events of the summer, not only for Sacramento residents, but for thousands of fair-goers from all over the... Read more »

Grape Escape is Back to Headline Weekend of Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Events in June

Sacramento's most popular wine tasting event is back in 2016 as Grape Escape returns to Cesar Chavez Plaza June 4. The weekend begins with winemakers' dinners at some of Sacramento's most famous restaurants and wraps up with a farm-to-fork Sunday brunch on 13th Street between K and L streets with excellent food, Bloody Marys and... Read more »

Your Race Day Guide to the 2016 Amgen Tour of California Finish in Sacramento

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will celebrate its finale in Sacramento, California's capital, on Sunday, May 22. This is the 11th annual edition of the race and is free to attend, so come on down and experience America's Greatest Race. California’s capital has hosted the Amgen Tour of California eight times, including... Read more »

Five Reasons Meeting Planners Love Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium

Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium opened in 1927 as a tribute to residents who gave their lives in service to our country and quickly became the most popular music and entertainment venue in town. Nearly 90 years later, one of Sacramento’s most-recognized buildings continues to be one of the best places to host an event. Here are... Read more »

Enjoy Area Wildlife at Sacramento's Effie Yeaw Nature Center

I picked the kids up from school recently and we headed straight for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Ancil Hoffman County Park in Carmichael, located just 11 miles from Downtown Sacramento.  With the exception of a $5 parking fee, access to the Nature Center is free and donations are encouraged.  We were pleasantly surprised 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 »