"Visit Sacramento, California. ..." SACRAMENTO Tip by Sheri_Z
SACRAMENTO, California: 7 reviews and 14 photos
Visit Sacramento, California. A good idea is to stop here on the way up to Lake Tahoe -- so beautiful, and make your second stop in the pretty town of Auburn, with its historic architecuture.
Back to Sacramento. Lots of activities. Visit the State Capitol. For those with little kids, try Fairyland and the other little adventure park in the very large public park just south of the Capitol building. For teens or older people, the local touristy spot is on the Sacramento River and you can see a small section of town that has buildings as they might have been during the Gold Rush, go on a riverboat, etc.
If you don't drive up Highway 80, but instead take 50, you can then go from here into the Gold Country, which is really interesting. The small town of Placerville is doable at late morning and then have lunch. Also, try stopping at Apple Hill in the fall, here you can buy or pick apples (and berries in one place.
Either way, you can reach Tahoe eventually, where you can find fancy hotels, or if you're on a budget, stay at the Sierra Club's hostel. Large multi-bed rooms, or tiny (extremely tiny) cabin rooms, and great hikes. This is near Donner Pass where the wagon-trains used to cross.
Sacramento has a different feeling that San Francisco, or Los Angeles. Lots of development to be sure, many retired people live here, but some of that old city atmosphere remains. Be careful at night in downtown (old) Sacramento, there's a lot of crime and homeless people around,
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