"Six Hours in Sacramento" Top 5 Page for this destination Sacramento by Geoff_Wright

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The Old....

My main reason for going to Sacramento was because that was where the Amtrak train would take me, for my onward journey to lake Tahoe! As it was, I arrived in the city at just after 6 am, and knew I would have to wait a few hours before I could do anything more positive about finding a car rental company, and for booking my flight from Sacramento to Burbank, LA.
I actually spent about six hours wandering around the city, and, whilst writing up these tips, am rather surprised at what I managed to see in that time. But, as I said, the main reason for the visit was to actually 'move on'!

And the New!

Sacramento is the State Capital and seat of Sacramento county, central California. It is located on the Sacramento River at its confluence with the American River, and was first settled in 1839. A deepwater port via a channel to Suisun Bay, it is the shipping, rail, processing and mrkenting centre for the truck and fruit farms of the Sacramento valley. Food processing is the city's major industry. The discovery of gold in 1848 at nearby Sutter's Mill (now Coloma) led to the platting of the town. Sacramento was made the state capital in 1854. Points of interest include the capitol building, Sutter's Fort, and the Crocker Art Gallery.

The Sacramento river, at about 380 miles, is the longest river of California.

  • Last visit to Sacramento: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 16, 2004
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  • MissyWQ's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2006 at 8:42 AM

    Thanks for all the interesting facts about Sacramento.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2005 at 10:14 AM

    the pic of the train was just on the front page of VT. Looked like he was putting gas into it! Kind of funny.

  • Orbital_'s Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 3:14 PM

    I loved every minute on Amtrak, although riding the Empire Builder was a marathon! Who wants to see America from 10,000ft? Taking the rails was an awesome experience and it's sad that more people aren't discovering it!

  • Nov 8, 2004 at 5:54 PM

    why the bus was necessary there was some track or tunnel repair work going on -blocking the tracks so thats why you had to use a bus. by now the tracks are repaired..

  • Procaccini's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2004 at 7:49 AM

    Great page! I missed Sacramento in my two trips to California, unfortunately!!!

  • mcpangie's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2004 at 8:26 PM

    Yes, that building is tough to photo! But the flowers are lovely this time of year in the park, and so fragrant. You have nice pages.

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2004 at 10:31 AM

    Interesting page Geoff! Didn't realize there was so much to see here.

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 5:25 AM

    REally enjoyable and informative page here Geoff, thanks!! - Pam.

  • cosmopolit's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 1:53 PM

    Well done page nice pics and interesting tips. What a stopover can do to one!

  • Radiomom's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2003 at 1:09 PM

    Nice little page - those security procedures do get to you after a while, but I've grown used to them. They always pick people at random so they don't get accused of "profiling" (chosing only "suspicious looking" people). A small price to pay for safety.


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