Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Sacramento and the Gold Country - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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American River Bicycle Trail

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The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, as it's formally called, runs for 32 miles from Old Sacramento to Beals Point in Folsom. Walk or ride...

Angels Camp Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Learn about Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and check out mining equipment and relics from the gold-rush...

Apple Hill

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During the fall harvest season (September through December), the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association open their orchards and...


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The work of Northern California craftspeople is displayed at the Artery, an artists' cooperative that includes decorative and functional...

Bernhard Museum Complex

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Party like it's 1889 at this space whose main structure opened in 1851 as the Traveler's Rest Hotel and for 100 years was the residence...

Calaveras Big Tree State Park

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The park protects hundreds of the largest and rarest living things on the planet—magnificent giant sequoia redwood trees. Some are...

California Agriculture Museum

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This gigantic space provides a marvelous overview of the entire history of motorized agricultural vehicles through dozens and dozens...

California Automobile Museum

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More than 150 automobiles—from Model Ts, Hudsons, and Studebakers to modern-day electric-powered ones—are on display at this museum...

California Cavern

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A ½-mile subterranean trail winds through large chambers and past underground streams and lakes. There aren't many steps to climb, but...

California Museum

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California's authentic artifacts—from the State Constitution to surfing magazines—are on display at this unique celebration of the...


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