Sacramento is known as California’s oldest incorporated city. There are plenty of points of interests in the city, both in the historic district and the modern and progressive part of the city. In Sacramento, you can spend your holiday visiting museums, parks, gardens, and the city zoo and there’s always fun things to do in Sacramento for the entire family to enjoy.
If you have children with you, you can purchase a combination ticket which will let you visit the Sacramento Zoo and the Fairy Tale Town. These twin attractions are surely great delights for the young and young at heart.
You can also watch theater performances in the Memorial Auditorium and the Community Center Theatre. The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sacramento Ballet do most of their performances in the Community Center Theatre.
There are also several museums where you can spend your time learning about California’s rich history, culture, and arts. One of the most impressive museums in the city is the California State Railroad Museum which exhibits live steam locomotives, some of which even date back to the 1800s.
If you wish to go out of the city, you can take the train, bus, or a private car. There are several options if you want to travel from Sacramento to San Francisco.
The wet season in Sacramento runs from October to April while the dry summer season covers May to September. Summer temperatures range from 10.6 to 33°C (51 to 92°F) while average winter lows stay around 5°C (41°F). If you want to go river rafting, the best season to do this activity is from late May through September.
Most annual festivals take place during the summer season. There is the Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee in late May and the California State Fair from mid-July to early August. All summer, there are Friday night concerts at Ceasar Chavez Park.
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