Welcome to Sacramento
A dense and action-packed capital city.
Sacramento is California's capital city. State government officials and state agency administrators conduct much of the state’s business from this historic city. The governor’s office and the California legislature are both located in Sacramento. Many young professionals are choosing to settle in Sacramento and this is driving the development of breweries, local food markets, and fun funky boutiques. The local farms surrounding Sacramento have contributed to the growth of the foodie scene in Sacramento. Victorian homes provide Sacramento with character and grace. The city is steeped in California history, and its unique blend of the old and new makes it one of the most attractive cities in the State of California.
What to Love
Although steeped in California history, and tied to state government and politics, Sacramento is an incredibly diverse city that is filled with surprises. Residents enjoy going to nightclubs, restaurants, and bars. Yet those who choose to call Sacramento home also love spending time in the city’s great bookstores, cafes, and libraries. Intellectual culture is an important part of life in Sacramento.
Those who live in Sacramento may tend to be more insular than the residents of San Francisco or Los Angeles. The Sacramento character can be difficult to describe, but this only suggests that the city contains idiosyncrasies that make it pleasantly mysterious. One thing that can be said about the local lifestyle is that residents enjoy traveling between neighborhoods on bicycles. Sacramento contains many bicycle lanes and paved trails that provide great places to bike.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Sacramento is a bustling urban center with plenty of places to eat, shop, and have fun. Residents can find cuisines from around the world at the restaurants in Sacramento. Drake’s: The Barn features a beer garden, three stages for live performers, and a pizzeria. Great beer is always available at Drake’s. Patrons can choose among great IPAs, lagers, pilsners, pale ales, and other excellent beers on tap from a constantly updated menu.
One of the most reputable restaurants in Sacramento is Ella. Patrons can try coriander crusted ahi, lobster carbonara, and crispy fried half chicken. Golden 1 Center is Sacramento’s entertainment and sports venue. National touring acts perform at this great venue throughout the year.
Things to Do
Sutter’s Fort State Historic State Park contains information regarding California’s frontier history and the impending gold rush that altered the history of the State forever. Animal lovers who reside in Sacramento visit the Sacramento Zoo and observe over 500 animals. The Sacramento Zoo covers 14 acres and participates in conservation projects within the state and abroad.
The schools in Sacramento are served by the Sacramento City Unified School District. The following schools are the most notable in Sacramento:
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