Sacramento and the Gold Country Travel Guide


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Plan Your Sacramento and the Gold Country Vacation

The Gold Country is one of California's less expensive destinations, a region of the Sierra Nevada foothills that’s filled with natural and cultural pleasures. Visitors come to Nevada City, Auburn, Coloma, Sutter Creek, and Columbia not only to relive the past but also to explore art galleries, shop for antiques, and stay at friendly, atmospheric inns. Spring brings wildflowers, and in fall the hills are colored by bright red berries and changing leaves. Because it offers plenty of outdoor diversions, the Gold Country is a great place to take kids.


Sacramento and the Gold Country Hotels

Sacramento has plenty of full-service hotels, budget motels, and small inns. Larger towns along Highway 49—among them... read more


Sacramento and the Gold Country Restaurants

American, Italian, and Mexican are common Gold Country fare, but chefs also prepare ambitious European, French, and... read more


Sacramento and the Gold Country Experiences

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    Gold Rush: Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and Hangtown's Gold Bug & Mine conjure up California's mid-19th century boom.... Read more


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