Welcome To Sacramento California
Organically grown in California’s Great Central Valley, Sacramento, CA incorporated several smaller towns creating today’s modern capital city. As a result, tree-lined avenues decorate Sacramento with century old oak and elm trees, palm, fruit and gorgeous flowering trees. Its Mediterranean climate keeps Sacramento, California a cool 45 degrees Fahrenheit in December and a comfortable 75 degrees in July, with a gentle sea breeze off the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta moderating even high summer temperatures.
Located where the Sacramento River and the American River confluence, Sacramento’s port connects directly to the San Francisco Bay via the Sacramento River Delta, making it the shipping center for the entire Sacramento Valley. Surrounded by agricultural land, food processing remains a major industry though no longer among the top ten employers. Being both a capital city and a county seat, Sacramento, California state and county governments employ over 80,000 people followed by 25,000 plus in health care. Sacramento State University, UC Davis School of Medicine, and eight private colleges employ several thousand more and provide Sacramento citizens’ higher education opportunities. Populated with nearly half-a-million people, makes Sacramento, CA the sixth largest city in California and, according to Time Magazine, among the most ethnically integrated cities in America.
Sacramento, California offers over eighty hotels within the downtown area ranging from budget to luxury and eight Bed and Breakfasts. Conveniently accessible by car or plane, US Interstate 5 passes directly by the Sacramento International Airport - approximately twelve miles north of Sacramento - and through downtown. Amtrak and regional light rail service all stop at the Sacramento Valley Rail Station in Old Sacramento.
Offering a year-round moderate climate and beautiful greenery, most visitors to Sacramento, CA spend their time outdoors. Walk along the canopied plank sidewalks of Old Sacramento, a twelve-block historic district, and step into a candy store, browse shops, or take refreshment in a pub. At night share a laugh at their world-class comedy club, catch a show at the live theatre, or feast at an elegant restaurant overlooking the Sacramento River. Check out the open-air Downtown Plaza featuring department stores, a seven-screen movie theater, specialty stores, and live street entertainment by jugglers, mimes, musicians, and acrobats.
For those who prefer their entertainment indoors, Sacramento, CA presents classical music lovers three venues: the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Sacramento Ballet, and Sacramento Opera. Thespians enjoy two professional theatres, an annual Shakespeare festival, and a large collection of California’s community theatres. Sacramento also hosts several film festivals and boasts eight prominent museums.
With so many opportunities, do not overlook living or vacationing in humble Sacramento; a beautiful city in the heart of Golden California.