Sacramento and the Gold Country

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

Sort by: 74 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
  • 1. Angels Camp Museum

    Historic District/Site

    Learn a little bit about Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"—and Angels Camp's celebrated frog-jumping contests—at...Read More

  • 2. Calaveras Big Trees State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The park protects hundreds of the largest and rarest living things on the planet—magnificent giant sequoia redwood trees. Some are 3,000 years...Read More

  • 3. California State Railroad Museum

    Old Sacramento | Museum/Gallery

    Sprawling over three floors and taking up the equivalent of 2½ acres of space, this museum celebrates the history of trains from their 19th...Read More

  • 4. Capitol

    Downtown | Government Building

    Built in 1869 and topped by a 128-foot gilded dome, the Capitol functions as both a working museum and the active seat of California's government...Read More

  • 5. Columbia State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Columbia, whose mines yielded $87 million in gold, is both a functioning community and a historically preserved town. Usually you can ride a...Read More

  • 6. Crocker Art Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Established in 1885, Sacramento's premier fine-arts museum specializes in California art, European master drawings, and international ceramics...Read More

  • 7. Delfino Farms—Edio Vineyards


    Apple growers since 1964, the Delfino family occupies one of El Dorado County's most idyllic sites. The clan gained early notice for Joan Delfino...Read More

  • 8. Empire Mine State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Starting with the "secret map" that mine management hid from miners, you can relive the days of gold, grit, and glory, when this mine was one...Read More

  • 9. Holly's Hill Vineyards


    The founders of this woodsy hilltop winery 7 miles south of Apple Hill tasted Châteauneuf-du-Pape on their honeymoon, sparking a lifetime passion...Read More

  • 10. Lava Cap Winery


    Nineteenth-century miners knew if they found the type of volcanic rocks visible everywhere on this winery's property that gold was nearby. These...Read More

  • 11. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

    Downtown | Historic Home

    In 1856, this structure's original owner built a modest two-story row house purchased a few years later by Leland Stanford, a railroad baron...Read More

  • 12. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The American River's south fork slices through this park commemorating California's mining history. Trails lead from the parking lot to a statue...Read More

  • 13. Moaning Caverns Adventure Park


    For a different sort of underground jewel, wander into an ancient limestone cave, where stalactites and stalagmites, not gold and silver, await...Read More

  • 14. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    A must for rail enthusiasts and families with kids, this is one of the most intact early roundhouses (maintenance facilities) in North America...Read More

  • 15. Reiff's Gas Station Museum


    Mark Reiff, an inveterate collector of gas-station pumps and signs, converted his home in a residential neighborhood into a joyful homage to...Read More

  • 16. Starfield Vineyards


    Its many microclimates inspired owner-winemaker Tom Sinton to purchase a 67-acre hillside property he transformed into a magnificent showcase...Read More

  • 17. Tahoe Science Center


    Learn how Lake Tahoe was formed, why it’s so blue, and how its ecosystem is changing at Tahoe’s only science center, which is affiliated with...Read More

  • 18. Terre Rouge and Easton Wines


    The winery of Bill Easton and Jane O'Riordan achieves success with two separate labels. Terre Rouge, which focuses on Rhône-style wines, makes...Read More

  • 19. Vina Moda


    The downtown tasting room of owner-winemaker Nathan Vader's boutique winery occupies a restored 1891 structure made of volcanic rock. Top Sierra...Read More

  • 20. Apple Hill


    From July to late December, Apple Hill Growers Association members open their orchards and vineyards for apple and berry picking; picnicking...Read More

No sights Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName }} Sights in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions:

Around the Web