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Sacramento, the capital of California, is located in the northern half of the state’s Central Valley, and positioned along the Sacramento River. The city is the heart and soul of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which consists of four counties: El Dorado, Yolo, Placer and Sacramento.
Sacramento is a historically rich town, and offers up many points of interest to anyone fascinated by the California Gold Rush. In 1841, Swiss immigrant John Sutter established Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento’s earliest settlement. Eventually, the fort was overrun with gold seekers after gold was found there in 1848. If you happen to get gold fever, there are plenty of places (such as Placerville) in neighboring counties to try your luck gold panning.
If the children are burned out on exploring the city’s history, there are many kid-friendly locales to keep the whole family entertained. Check out the Sacramento Zoo, which is home to more than 140 native, endangered and exotic animals. Defy reality at Fairytale Town, a children’s park that allows kids to become part of the fairy tales they’ve come to love.
Sacramento can get hot in the summertime, so if you need to cool off amidst your exploration, look no further than the Sacramento Marina. The largest marina on the Sacramento River offers limitless possibilities, including houseboat rentals, ski boats and pleasure cruisers a way to enjoy the river for any lifestyle.
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