Sacramento is the capital of California – the star on the map. Some of the best museums in the state are located here, and the California State Railroad Museum is often labeled as the best railroad museum in North America.
See the government at work on a tour of the California State Capitol, and take a walk through the gorgeous Capitol Park while you’re there.
The 28-acre Old Sacramento Waterfront is a must. The Gold Rush-era buildings have been beautifully restored, and it’s a hive of shops, eateries, comedy clubs, nightlife and historic sites and museums.
Sacramento sits at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers, making for a scenic view and a great way to cool off in the warmer months.