Five Restaurants Sacramento is Looking Forward to in 2017

Get Sauced Near Golden 1 Center There’s a new party place in Downtown Commons, and wouldn’t you know it’s where the old Hard Rock Café used to be (across from St. Rose of Lima Park and the seasonal downtown holiday ice rink). Sauced is a wide-open-concept space for large groups, sports fans and connoisseurs of smoky BBQ-style... Read more »

The New Year in Sacramento

There’s never been a better time to visit America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital If you’ve been anywhere near Sacramento lately, you know California’s capital city is in the midst of an exciting transformation. From our new Golden 1 Center arena to delicious restaurants, craft beer and an explosive public art scene, there’s never been a... Read more »

Ring in 2017 on New Year's Eve in Sacramento

Sacramento's annual New Years Eve Sky Spectacular is back to ring in 2017 with a family-friendly fireworks display in picturesque Old Sacramento at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. This year's even will cater to locals and visitors alike with live music, food and drinks, games and an awe-inspiring fireworks show. “2016 has been such... 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 »

Eight Ways to Spend the Holidays with your Kids, Sacramento Style

Sacramento may be light on snow at Christmastime, but the city isn't light on holiday traditions and celebrations. From Old Sacramento to Sutter's Fort, there are plenty of unique events to help you celebrate the holidays. Here are eight of our favorite Christmas-themed family events that are sure to put you in the holiday... 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 »

What You Need To Know About Bringing Your Family Out To Sacramento's Family Friendly Farm-to-Fork Festival

Fall is right around the corner here in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, and September is a very busy time of year in Sacramento. It’s the marking of the end of the harvest for the nation’s largest producing agricultural region (there are 1.5 million acres of regional farmland and 8,000 acres of boutique farms within 90 miles of... Read more »

Experience Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine

The sun was beaming through Tower Bridge, setting its already-golden hue fully aflame as we approached the west steps of the State Capitol for the Legends of Wine tasting event, part of what makes Sacramento America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. A light breeze twirled a tendril of my hair as I turned toward the venue, catching sight... Read more »

Quick Guide to 2016 Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Month

It's that time of year again - when Sacramento puts its lens on all things food with the annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration. Declared America's Farm-to-Fork Capital in 2012, Sacramento celebrates the incredible agricultural bounty that makes it home to such a large variety of fresh local food, and the myriad events in September... Read more »