Our Hometown Tourists Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Every year at the end of September, I watch for the giant metal pumpkin to appear at the corner of Jackson Road and South Watt Avenue to let me know that Roemer Pumpkin Patch will open soon.  Aside from the fact that it’s not far out of town, I especially like that Roemer grows so many different varieties of pumpkins.  This... Read more »

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 Visit the California State Fair

It's summer in Sacramento, and the California State Fair is happening now. You may have seen the TV commercials showing the mascots dancing and singing and advertising special discounts on items like spas and furniture. And the local news shows have sent anchors to the fair grounds to experience the sights and sample the food.... 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 »

Enjoy Christmas tree farms, Apple Hill and a Placerville day trip from Sacramento

There are plenty of holiday activities in Sacramento – from visiting Old Sacramento or the Capitol to see the Christmas trees to ice skating in Downtown Sacramento at St. Rose of Lima Park (Seventh and K streets) and more, but when friends and family come into town, don’t forget the great day trips just a short drive away. Apple... 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 »

5 Regional Festivals To Add To Your Itinerary

Sacramento is a great home base for those wanting to visit a number of festivals that take place throughout the region. Whether you’re looking to unleash your inner hippie, sample some great wines, or listen to the hottest new music, there’s an annual event that’s just a short drive away. Check out this list for a sampling of... Read more »

Planning Ahead: 12 Annual Sacramento Events

We know that our tour operator clients plan their itineraries several months to a year in advance.  Sacramento has several events that happen around the same time every year.  We have compiled a list of 12 annual events that your groups will love.  All of these events are group-friendly and are sure to be a hit with your group... 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 »