Since 1839, Sacramento is the capital of California with a population of 500.000 people. When you’re in California, you should definitely visit this city. Discover and experience the best Sacramento attractions with our California Travel Guide!
You can’t overlook this golden air bridge, which extends over the Sacramento River. The bridge connects West Sacramento with the downtown of East Sacramento. It is really worth seeing because of its height and type of design. The special thing about the bridge is not only the eccentric coloring but also that it is a lifting bridge, whose midsection can be lifted up, for example when ships want to pass the water among the bridge.
Get to know the history of Sacramento during a ride on or along the river!
Today, you get an impression from the early time at the shore of the Sacramento River. Meanwhile, it is a listed areal (National Historic Landmark) with a surface of eleven hectares. Obviously, there are many souvenir and t-shirt shops in restored buildings, but also outstanding museums like the California Railway Museum and the California Museum. A restored riverboat, the Delta King, invites you to Brunch and Dinner, and -if you like- to spend a night. Furthermore, you can drive in horse-drawn carriages. Thereby you experience a few secrets of the district, for instance, the one of the corridors and chambers in the underground. Especially children like the spooky ghost tours there😉
California State Railroad Museum
Take a seat in restored railway wagons! This a very popular activity especially for families. This spacious museum shows 21 carefully restored steam ross locomotives as well as the matching wagons. You can enter and visit many of them. An unbelievable detail accuracy: authentic porcelain in the dining wagon and velvet and plaster in the sleeping wagon. This museum is absolutely worth a visit when you are a locomotive-lover!