A region of 2.3 million people, Sacramento hosts the Capitol of California, is blessed by two rivers, hosts a burgeoning nightlife as well as many exciting recreational activities, and an environment that provides the ability to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle. Explore the grid and beyond in the City of Trees.
Bicycle Barometer: Four cities in the region have been designated a bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists, with Roseville earning bronze, Sacramento and Folsom achieving Silver, and Davis earning Platinum. Davis, with more bicycles than cars, is a short train or bus ride from downtown Sacramento for those wishing to experience the results of 40 years of active planning for bicyclists. For recreational bicycling, the American River Bicycle Path stretches 32 miles along the banks of the American River from Downtown Sacramento to Folsom. Nearby light-rail can give you a lift back at the end of your trek. Bicycle rentals are available in Sacramento, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Davis.>
Farm-to-Fork Capital: Sacramento, an agricultural hub of California, is a town where food harvested in the morning is on your plate for dinner. Home to the largest certified farmers’ market in California, the region’s 8,000 boutique farms and 50,000 agricultural workers strive for freshness and diversity. This culture of quality is evident in both fine and casual dining around the region. There are also farmer’s markets open for lunch within walking distance of the conference Tuesday through Thursday.
Vine and Barley: Sacramento takes advantage of its fair climate and Sierra water to produce fine wines and craft beers. Hundreds of wineries are a short drive away, while wine bars, pubs, and tasting rooms are available in the central city.
Contemporary and Historic: Founded during the gold rush, Sacramento mixes the wooden walkways and cobblestones streets of the old west with painted Victorians and modern mixed-used developments. Old Sacramento is a National Historic Landmark District with plenty of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues situated along the Sacramento River. Old Sacramento is home to the world renowned California State Railroad Museum, which honors the City’s place at the end of the Transcontinental Railroad. Nearby, the Crocker Art Museum dazzles with its collection of Early California works and visiting exhibitions. California’s State Capitol building has stylistic roots in architecture from democratic antiquity and hosts a year-round legislature. Twenty-five museums and several historic and contemporary neighborhoods in Downtown and Midtown await you.
Festivals and Fun: Something is always going on in Sacramento, especially during summer. Enjoy one of the professional theatre companies, festivals, and special exhibits. Date specific information is available at Sacramento365.