Many visitors to Sacramento are familiar with the Downtown, Midtown and Old Sacramento Waterfront areas, but there's a lot more to California's capital than those areas, and Sacramento District 8 City Councilmember Mai Vang encourages people to get out and explore the South Sacramento area for its wealth of art, food, parks and more.

On this week's episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast, Vang shares some of her favorite spots – from where to get the most authentic papaya salad to LeVar Burton Park – and urges you to get out and explore the region and help spur the economic recovery as we round the corner on the Covid-19 pandemic and look to the future.

Listen to "City Councilmember Mai Vang on Why You Should Visit South Sacramento Now" on Spreaker.

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