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Sacramento is the State Capital and the seat of Sacramento County. It lies northeast of San Francisco along Interstate 80, on the banks of the Sacramento River.

Early Spanish explorers gave the river its name, which means "the Sacraments"; the town took its name from the river. John A. Sutter built a fort here around 1839. In 1848 James Wilson Marshall, Sutter's lumber business partner, discovered gold at their mill northeast in Coloma. Sacramento grew during the ensuing California Gold Rush. The city, in 1854, became the state capital.

Today Sacramento, population 1,797,000, is a leading governmental, commercial and transportation center of the West. The city is noted for its public art. In addition, the Crocker Art Museum holds a definitive collection of 1900s-era California paintings. Sacramento is home to the campus of California State University. Popular William Land Park includes the Sacramento Zoo.

Sacramento is part of the Sacramento, California metro area.

Cal-Trade Welding Schools | Integrative Therapy School | National Education Center-Sawyer Campus |
Art Crocker Art Museum | Doiron Gallery | The Crate/Artists Contemporary Gallery | California Exposition & State Fair |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Abigail's Bed & Breakfast Inn |
California Counties Sacramento County | Governor's Mansion State Historic Park |
Education American River College | Capital Bible College | MTI Western Business College | Northwestern CA University School of Law | Pacific Coast Bible College | San Francisco College of Mortuary Scienc | Skills and Business Ed Center-Sacramento |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bandera | California Cafe Bar & Grill | California Fats | Enotria Cafe & Wine Bar | Fuji | Fulton's One-Eyed Jacks | Hopstreet Bistro and Brewery | Lau Bou | Marrakech Restaurant | Restaurant 1201 | T-Bones, Steaks Ribs & Things | University Of California Davis Med Center |
History BF Hastings Building | Old Chinatown-Sacramento Yee Fow | Pony Express Monument | Sutter's Fort | Towe Ford Museum of Automotive History | Travels Through Time | Amber House | Capitol Inn | Hawthorn Suite Sacramento | Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento | Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/So. Natomas | La Quinta Inn Sacramento Downtown | Ramada Inn | Super 8 Executive Suites, Capitol | California State Parks |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Gables Apartments |
RV campgrounds and dealers Stillman Adult RV Park |
Shopping Capitol Books and Gift Shop | Francesca's Italian Art and Antiques | Pacific Imports | The Egyptian Palace |
Transportation Rail Technology, Inc. | Spirit of Sacramento Riverboat Cruises |
Wildlife Viewing Date Avenue Veterinary Hospital | El Camino Veterinary Hospital |

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Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.