Meet Our Hometown Tourists

Janet, Cindy and Carol:  Who we are.We met in a Toastmasters Class in 1994.  When the chapter disbanded, we decided we would still meet occasionally for lunch.  Since we all worked in different departments for Sacramento County, our paths frequently crossed at work.  We had the common employer denominator to give us plenty of... Read more »

Sacramento’s Hometown Tourists Visit Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo

Are you looking for an amazing backdrop to your family’s holiday photos? Have you heard about Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo?   It’s a relatively new Sacramento tradition, appearing here for the past three years or so.  Global Winter Wonderland typically opens Thanksgiving Weekend and runs through the weekend after New... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Enjoy Paul McCartney at the New Golden 1 Center

Sacramento's past is reflected in the windows of Sacramento's future. Last Wednesday my husband and I attended the Paul McCartney concert at the brand new Golden 1 Center. It was a great opportunity to visit the arena and see what all the fuss is about.  Getting there was easy. We parked at the Sunrise Light Rail station and... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Return to Apple Hill

Whenever I find a place that I like, I love to visit over and over again. For example, my husband John and I have been to Yellowstone seven or eight times.  So each year, around the beginning of October, I start thinking about Apple Hill. That's a place we Hometown Tourists have visited more than once. Check out our first visit.... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit Calaveras County's Caves and Caverns

Sacramento resides in the heart of a fabulous tourist area. Beyond our immediate city boundaries, within a one- to two-hour drive, are myriad destinations to explore and enjoy. Just southeast of Sacramento is Calaveras County with several fantastic limestone caverns.  Each one is unique in its own way and all are... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Go to a Sacramento River Cats Game

Take me out to the ballgame! My friend Judy and I share common interests in horses, quilts, and reading. Recently I learned that Judy is a very knowledgeable baseball fan as well. Baseball isn’t something I follow very closely, but when I received a text from Judy inviting me to a Sacramento River Cats game, I thought, “Why not?... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Delta King

  Walk along the decks of a once-sunken ship, dine on the bow as the breeze sweeps across from the river and get a unique view of Old Sacramento when you walk aboard the Delta King, which has retired from its days plying the waters of America and is now an iconic hotel/lounge. The ship was built in Glasgow, Scotland... 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 »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Sacramento Zoo

People travel the world to visit zoos, from China to London to San Diego.  Why not take a day and travel to the Sacramento Zoo for a fabulous zoo experience?  Remember how much fun it was to go to the zoo for the first time? Well, guess what? It's still fun, even if you’ve been there before. The Sacramento Zoo is close to... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

The headline of the San Francisco Chronicle, Friday July 2, 1895: “It was 4 a.m. in Sacramento and a 100 gun salute shattered the quiet…”  That was when the turbines at the Folsom Powerhouse first began to spin and produce electricity.  It was a really big deal for the electric current to run down the lines from Folsom the 22... Read more »