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 »

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 – a Year in Review

As the student travel season comes to an end, it is a great time to recap some of the year’s more memorable occasions in Sacramento student travel. Once again, thousands of students arrived in Sacramento via planes, trains and buses to experience the California State Capitol and Gold Rush history they had learned so much about... 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 »