While many have already driven the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coastline, strolled up the steep streets of San Francisco or stargazed down Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, your next trip to the West Coast should include a visit to Sacramento. This upbeat and youthful city is perfectly situated in Northern California only a two-hour train ride from San Francisco, a short drive from wine country and close to Yosemite National Park, so you have no excuse. Oh, and it’s the capital of California, so it’s kind of a big deal.
From history to arts to food, here are just some of the reasons why the capital city of California deserves some of the spotlight.
Caleigh Alleyne is a travel and lifestyle writer and editor of The Creators Commune.