Sacramento is the sweet spot of the state, linking the Bay Area to the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada. But Sacramento’s not just the capital of the nation’s most creative and tech savvy state, it’s home to scores of theatres, galleries, and museums, world-class hospitals, a professional basketball and soccer franchise as well as a minor league baseball team. It’s anchored by the capitol building, which is surrounded by distinctive neighborhoods exuding small-town charm with upbeat urban creativity.
The county is not without its fair share of natural beauty and recreation. The American River flows from the mountains, winding through the city, inviting guests to bask on its shores, run along its trails, and swim and boat in the summer months. The city itself was named one of the top ten urban forests in the nation, boasting decades-old elm, oak and ash trees canopying over picturesque streets and parks and keeping communities cool in the warmer months. Parks are plentiful and the region’s roots in the Wild West and Gold Rush eras are evident around nearly every corner.
Reaching out from the city, Sacramento County encompasses rich agricultural land, wetlands, and sprawling suburbs booming with commerce. Lake Tahoe, Napa, and San Francisco are all are less than a two-hour drive, giving residents quick and easy access to world-class skiing, wineries, and beaches, as well San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Prime for business, healthy living, and creative inspiration, Sacramento is the gateway to everything that makes California amazing.