Things to Do in Sacramento
Sacramento has a range of attractions for both the business traveler and leisure lover. One of the most iconic features of the city is Tower Bridge, a pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular bridge that connects Sacramento and West Sacramento. Linking California State University to the northeast bank of the river, Guy A. West Memorial Bridge is another pleasant overlook. Be sure to take a tour of Sutter's Fort, the California historic Park that features public tours that give a glimpse of the gold rush era. After the gold boom, the railroad began to spur city growth, a moment in time that can be seen at the California State Railroad Museum, North America's largest railroad museum.
Old Sacramento is the shopping and entertainment district that consists of 28 acres of Sacramento's waterfront, home to monumental history and public museums. Shoppers should head to Arden Fair Mall, the largest shopping mall in Sacramento, while politician junkies make their way to the California State Capitol and Museum, a 19th century granite building modeled after the U.S. Capitol. Expand your horizons at the Crocker Art Museum, one of the first art museums in the U.S. that still stands as a top art institution. Get back to nature along the American River Bicycle Trail, where visitors can rent bikes and cruise the city.