Sacramento, the capital and fourth-largest city of the state of California, is home to more than 479,000 residents and a thriving economy that supports more than 35,000 businesses powered by a civilian workforce comprised of approximately 64% of the city’s adult population.
Sacramento’s location at the joining of the Sacramento and American rivers affords a wealth of opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation. The American River Parkway is one of Sacramento’s most outstanding attractions, with more than 23 miles of parks, greenways, and recreation areas offering a variety of amenities that include fishing, boating, hiking, biking, picnicking, golfing, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting. The city boasts an extensive park system, as well, comprised of more than 222 neighborhood, community, and regional parks.
Residents and visitors alike can explore Sacramento’s rich history in Old Sacramento, a lively historic district featuring outstanding shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment amenities amidst a backdrop of historic buildings, creaking wooden walkways, and horse-drawn carts reminiscent of the Old West during the Gold Rush era.
Downtown Sacramento features a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, clubs, and cultural attractions, including the city’s most recognizable landmark, the California State Capitol building. Other notable attractions include the historic Memorial Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum, and the Community Center Theater, a regular performance spot for the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Sacramento Ballet.
Sacramento loves to celebrate, as evidenced by the numerous festivals and special events hosted by the city each year. Notable events include the Sacramento Music Festival and Farm-to-Fork Festival, held each May and September, respectively, and Gold Rush Days, the city’s main event held each September in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
Conveniently accessible via Interstate 5, Highway 50, and Highway 99, Sacramento is served by Sacramento International Airport, Amtrak, Greyhound, and the Sacramento Regional Transit System, providing light rail and bus service throughout the Sacramento region.
With more than 230 days of sunshine and an average annual temperature of 61 degrees, Sacramento is a great place to live or visit anytime of the year!