Welcome to the capital of California: magnificent and attractive Sacramento that closes the Top-5 largest cities of this state. If you look at the map, you will find Sacramento in the north-central part of California. The city is located quite close to San Francisco and Oakland — you can appear there in just two hours of traveling by car.
It’s interesting that Sacramento is the sixth capital of the state in the past 170 years. However, it’s not the first time this city becomes the capital. Previous capitals were San Jose, Benicia, Vallejo, and Monterev.
Mild climate with moderate winter temperatures, comfortable humidity and long summers makes this place popular among upscale Americans and helps them make up their minds about buying property here.
Before the arrival of the first European settlers, the place was inhabited by Native Americans. The first mentions of the Sacramento Valley and River belong to an explorer of the Spanish origin back in 1806. About 30 years later, settlers founded a trading colony there, and soon the population of Sacramento skyrocketed due to the discovery of gold.
The city is famous for its stunning culture and artistic environment: from popular Broadway musicals to traditional theatre plays. From fine arts showed in galleries to murals in the streets.
The topics of museums in Sacramento are versatile: from military to history and contemporary art. You may want to visit the popular Crocker Art Museum full of works by impressionists — a major tourist attraction or buy tickets to the California Museum for a traditional historical exhibition.
n case you are interested in military theme you can go to the California Military Museum. The Indian Museum or the Discovery Museum History Center will be of interested to those, who would like to learn more about the historical times.
The Wide Open Walls Mural festival takes place in Sacramento for a few years, and for this timeframe the city received hundreds of fascinating murals, and their number is growing. Perhaps, it is the simplest way to learn more about today’s art of the city.
If you are a theater-goer, take a long walk to the downtown district to visit the Wells Fargo Pavilion and the well-known Community Center Theater with lots of great plays. Smaller theaters and Broadway shows are also a gem of the city and deserve attention. Sacramento Ballet and Opera are not likely to leave anyone indifferent as well.
Sacramento is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to study and get a degree: the California State University and Sacramento City College educate thousands of alumni and make the top specialists for a successful life after the years of study are over. There are certain educational programs for MBAs, Engineering and Computer Science, and more.
Unlike other American cities, Sacramento does not have a lot of professional sport teams. Nevertheless, the existing ones provide sport fans with a lot of events and victory celebrations during the sport seasons. There are baseball and basketball events and successful teams from Sacramento. At the same time, the city is located close to Oakland and San Francisco, where the number of sport teams is impressive. Many fans spend their weekends and vacations in trips to these cities visiting major sports events.
Due to the convenient location of Sacramento — and two rivers around the city, as well as the nearby lakes, one of the most beloved outdoor activities for residents are boating, fishing, sailing and rafting, swimming, and more.
Golf in Sacramento is well-developed as well: with 540 acres of city-owned golf courses and over a hundred city parks, golf attracts professional players and amateurs.