Our Hometown Tourists Enjoy a Sacramento Segway Tour

Even weeks later it still makes me smile! On a bright summer morning, Cindy, Jackie, and I met at 28th and V, the headquarters of Hysterical Tours. We were excited to embark on a Segway tour of Midtown Sacramento.  When I first approached the machine, it seemed awkward and a bit intimidating.  But once our guide (also named... Read more »

Sacramento Tourism Brings More Travel Professionals in 2014 than ever Before

I guess time flies when you’re busy, and we here in Sacramento tourism have had a whirlwind year. People who live in Sacramento know what a great place it is to relax, eat, drink, learn and adventure, and it’s our job let the rest of the world know. This year, we focused on actually getting out there and spreading word face to... Read more »

Sacramento Tourism Targets the International Market

The international travel market is taking note of what Sacramento has to offer….even if they might not yet know exactly where we are. On a recent sales trip to Germany, I spent a lot of time pointing to a small star in the center of a map of California and saying something like, “This is where the magic happens.” Most of... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Explore the Varieties of Winter Squash

I love autumn in the Sacramento Valley.  I look forward each year to going up to Apple Hill for apple pie and wandering through the craft stalls on the weekends.  But closer to home are pumpkin patches, farmers markets and seasonal produce stands in our own neighborhoods.  Too many people associate pumpkin patches with just... Read more »

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 »

Sacramento Scores Points With Fans

Sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed during a visit to California’s capital. This year kept Sacramento busy with events such as the Amgen Tour of California cycling race, the USA Track & Field Championships and a USA Rugby match. Not to be overshadowed are Sacramento’s own professional and semipro teams, which... 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 »

You Can't Beat Summertime in America's Farm-to-Fork Capital

Summertime in Sacramento is a special thing. While I would never call myself a “foodie,” I’m certainly an enthusiastic eater. And there’s lots of eating to be enthusiastic about during a Sacramento summer. As everyone knows by now, Sacramento is known as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Of course, I’m well aware that... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Enjoy "Art of the Dumpster"

Dumpsters as art? Yes indeed. Anything you will find in a traditional painting or sculpture exhibit you will find through the end of August at the Art of the Dumpster exhibit at the corner of Power Inn Road and Cucuamonga Avenue (just off Highway 50 south of Folsom Boulevard) in Sacramento. Whimsy, allegory -- it’s all here. The... Read more »