Sacramento sits in the heart of California Gold Country, and if you're looking for a safe, comfortable getaway, a gold country road trip is a perfect idea.

Traveling through gold country, you'll find excellent restaurants, boutique hotels, craft breweries, small wineries, outdoor adventure and plenty of quaint towns – and it's all steeped in the history of the California Gold Rush.

On this week's episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast, Lisa Mayo, President of the Gold Country Visitors Association, shares some of the attractions Gold Country has to offer, and what makes it a great place to explore.

Listen to "Gold Country Visitors Association's Lisa Mayo on Why You Should Visit Gold Country" on Spreaker.

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