The Sacramento region combines the comforts of a small town with the amenities of a thriving cosmopolitan city. With its dynamic and high-growth business sector, a flourishing farm-to-table movement, and a rich diversity of cultural, educational, and entertainment attractions, it is easy to see why the Sacramento region is an ideal place to live and do business.
In addition to being enjoyed by local residents, area has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. The stately California Capitol, historic Old Sacramento, the Crocker Art Museum, and the California State Railroad Museum are all enjoyable attractions. Sacramento also hosts numerous entertainment events each year, including the Memorial Day weekend Jazz Jubilee and the California State Fair. The region showcases its rich diversity with celebrations of the area's wide-ranging cultural heritage, such as the Scottish Games and the Pacific Rim Street Festival.
Sacramento is also the premier historic destination in California. The California Museum, the California State Archives, the Victorian-style former Governor's Mansion, Aerospace Museum of California, The California State Military Museum and the well-known Sutter's Fort are just a sampling of the exciting learning destinations in the area. During the summer, Sacramento residents pack beautiful Raley Field to watch the River Cats, the Triple-A champion baseball affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
However, perhaps one of Sacramento's greatest adventures is the 32-mile long, 7,000-acre American River Parkway. It is the first, and one of the few, riverside habitat preservations within a major urban center. The parkway was designated a natural preserve in 1960, and includes 20 recreation areas offering numerous opportunities for fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, and nature study.