Sacramento is the capital of the State of California. Sacramento is located about an hour and a half east of San Francisco and is located in the valley of northern California.
The Sacramento weather has mild winters and hot dry summers. The winter season lasts from November 23rd to February 16th. The temperature during the winter average low around 38° F and high of 52° F. The Summer season lasts from June 5th to September 27th with the average high of 92° F and low of 59° F.
There are many colleges and universities in and around the Sacramento are including California State University Sacramento, University California Davis and Sacramento City College, American River College and Sierra College.
Sacramento has many museums to visit along with many arts and performing arts. The list below is just of the notable museums in the area:
• The California Military Museum
• The California State Indian Museum
• Museum for History, Women, and the Arts
• The California State Capitol Museum
• The Crocker Art Museum
• The California State Mining and Mineral Museum
• The California State Railroad Museum
• The Discovery Museum History Center
• The Wells Fargo History Museum
For patrons of the performing arts, Sacramento has a lot to offer. Some of the more notable attractions include:
• The Camellia Symphony Orchestra
• The Community Center Theatre
• The Sacramento Ballet
• The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra
• The Sacramento Community Center Theatre
• The Sacramento Light Opera Association
• The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
• The Sacramento Theatre Company
• The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
Sacramento does not have as many professional sports teams as other cities, but it still has some nice offerings to keep sports fans happy, including the following major sports teams:
• Baseball - The Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Sacramento River Cats. The River Cats are a Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
• Basketball - the National Basketball Association (NBA) Sacramento Kings.
Sacramento is also only an hour and a half away form both Oakland and San Francisco, and their many professional sports teams which include the A’s, Giants, Warriors, Raiders and 49ers.
Sacramento is a city that has two rivers the American and Sacramento. There are approximately 1000 miles of waterways around Sacramento, as well as nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. The Delta and Lake Berryessa are close by also. As one would expect, water sports are at the top of the list for outdoor activities, including boating, salmon and steelhead fishing, river rafting, sailing, windsurfing, and more. Sacramento also has 600 acres of municipal golf courses and more than 120 city parks encompassing over 2,000 acres. Lake Tahoe sits to the east of Sacramento and is about an hour and half away and home to a number of world famous ski areas.
There are also many wineries in the area surrounding Sacramento that are open to the public. The famous Napa wineries are about an hour away to the west. Sacramento also plays host to numerous outdoor festivals and fairs including the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the California State Fair, the CA International Marathon, Summerfest, and more.
Sacramento has attractions too numerous to do justice in a simple list. Some of Sacramento's more unique attractions include:
• The California State Capitol Museum
• The California State Fair
• The California Caverns in nearby Angels Camp
• All of the attractions of the surrounding "Gold Country" (along Highway 49 and surrounding areas)
• Sutter's Fort
• Wineries in the area surrounding Sacramento
• Sacramento Jazz Festival
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