Welcome to Sacramento, California’s capital city, also known as the City of Trees. The city continues to be ranked high for its diversity, places for young people to live and its history and culture.
Lavender Heights is the name of Sacramento's, midtown gay and lesbian neighborhood. Although it is not a legal municipality (or a heights) and there are no official boundaries denoting the neighborhood, there is little dispute that the intersection of 20th and K Streets is the heart and soul of Lavender Heights.
While many around the world are familiar with Napa and Sonoma, there are many great wineries closer to home. Bogle Winery is a 6th generation family run winemaking operation with tastings & parklike picnic facilities amid the vines in Clarksburg, CA.
Old Sacramento is the riverfront historic district, with Gold Rush-era buildings, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages. It’s home to numerous museums, including the Sacramento History Museum and the state Railroad Museum, which offers excursion train rides. Souvenir shops sell T-shirts, movie memorabilia, and antiques, and there are several upscale restaurants and a few bars popular with the college crowd.
The Tower Bridge is a vertical lift bridge across the Sacramento River, linking West Sacramento in Yolo County to the west, with the capital of California, Sacramento, in Sacramento County to the east. It was painted an ochre color during bicentennial celebrations but by 2001, the color had faded, and a new paint job was needed. Residents voted for its current color – gold and it has been that way since 2002. Currently, the bridge is used for pedestrian and vehicle traffic only.