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California's capital city is often overlooked by tourists seeking out better known destinations in other corners of the state. Look again: Sacramento offers a range of exciting, educational and historic attractions sure to entertain all. Families will want to check out the cheetahs, jaguars and crocodiles at the Zoo while political buffs should head to the state Capitol, which features a park and museum on California history, or the Governor's Mansion. Anyone with an interest in trains will enjoy the Railroad Museum's massive collection of antique locomotives. Everyone will enjoy the restaurants and shops of historic Old Sacramento on the city's lovely waterfront.

bullet Arden Fair Mall Arden Fair...The Ultimate Walk-In Closet Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom, Macy's, Sears and JCPenney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants. Everything from fast food to fine dining.

bullet City of Sacramento About the City of Sacramento The City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, was founded in 1849, and is the oldest incorporated city in California. In 1920, Sacramento City voters adopted a City Charter (municipal constitution) and a City Council-City Manager form of government, which are still used today. Books about Sacramento

bullet Discovery Museum Welcome to the Discovery Museum of Sacramento! Gold Rush History Center, Science & Space Center, (reopens Mar. 31st,’07), Challenger Learning Center Target Reading Corners, Special Events, Best Deal Tickets, Weekend Activities, Educational Programs, Science & Space Summer Camps

bullet Old Sacramento Experience Sacramento at a time of the Gold Rush. Enjoy museums, entertainment, restaurants, lots of interesting shops, and plenty of great places to stay at this National Registered Landmark and 28-acre State Historic Park, on the river, in downtown Sacramento. Books about Old Sacramento

bullet Sacramento Zoo The Sacramento Zoo: A magnificent collection of rare and endangered animals set among majestic, hundred -year-old oaks and unique gardens - a wonderful place to spend an afternoon!

Bay Area

The Bay Area is close to hundreds of great destinations. You'll find some of the world's greatest forests, beaches, mountains, wineries, skiing, and more within a few hours drive. Here's some of our favorites.

bullet Altamont Raceway
bullet Bay Area Adventures Planning a trip to San Francisco? This site will give you quick access to the San Francisco Bay Area’s top nine attractions. Join the fun and bring the family to explore California’s natural wonders, marvel at it’s breathtaking sights and experience the thrill of theme park rides and entertainment.

bullet Bay Insider News, Traffic, Weather

bullet Cable Car Tours San Francisco's Rolling Landmarks At Cable Car Charters we have refurbished one of San Francisco's most famous landmarks, the Cable Car, and put it on wheels for your enjoyment. Cable Car Charters is available for charters and tours around San Francisco and the Bay Area, corporate events and private parties. We can also arrange for the sale and long or short-term lease of a motorized Cable Car anywhere in the world. Give us a call to find out how you can enjoy your next true San Francisco experience aboard San Francisco's rolling landmark. • Book - San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Cars (Images of Rail)

bullet Cliff House THE THIRD CLIFF HOUSE. A third Cliff House was built in 1909 by Sutro's daughter Emma. It was neoclassic in design and carried on the tradition of sumptuous dining. The Depression and two world wars took their toll on the area however, and the Sutro family sold the Cliff House in 1952 to George Whitney. The Cliff House was remodeled several times before the National Park Service acquired it in 1977. Today the Cliff House is preserved as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. • Book - The San Francisco Cliff House

bullet • Book - S.F. Chinatown San Francisco's Chinatown (Images of America)

bullet Ferry Building The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). The market is open two days a week—Tuesdays and Saturdays. The large Saturday market is held both in front of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay. On Tuesday, the market spills out of the Arcades onto the Embarcadero sidewalk. The markets offer produce and flowers from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams.

bullet Fisherman's Warf Fisherman’s Wharf is San Francisco’s most popular destination. Known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, spectacular sights and unique shopping, Fisherman’s Wharf offers a wide array of things to do for everyone. Our fabulous location in the 'City by the Bay', puts you within minutes of the Maritime Museum, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and everyone’s favorite, the world famous San Francisco Cable Car lines. Fisherman’s Wharf offers some of the most incredible views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the cityscape.

bullet Great America
bullet Marine World
bullet Oakland Zoo
bullet Pier39
bullet Walking Waterfront

Other Northern California Getaways

Northern California Events, Festivals, Fairs, Places to Go, Things to See and Do
bullet Central Valley Tourism 
bullet Calaveras County Frog Jump - May
bullet Oakdale Chocolate Festival - May
bullet Loop Fest, Isleton - Phone 916.777.6161- May
bullet Clements Stampede Phone 209.759.3517 - June
bullet Isleton Crawdad Festival - Phone 916.777.5880 - June
bullet San Joaquin Events Calendar
The Foothills Today, a visit to California’s gold country provides a chance to visit that past. Most of the towns have pioneer museums, some with model working mines, and the narrow streets, old hotels, and Victorian homes clinging to cliffsides remind visitors of the days when the area was abuzz not only with mines but with assayers’ offices, storefront banks, brothels, gambling houses, and rowdy taverns. But more than that, the gold country offers some downright stunning scenery. The two best times of the year are in spring, when the wildflowers carpet the rolling hillsides, and in late fall, when frost lingers in morning shadows and the leaves turn to brilliant reds and golds

bullet Historic Hiwy 49
bullet Jackson Rancheria
bullet Sierra Railroad Train
bullet Sutter Creek
bullet Tuolumne County

Lake Tahoe

Sitting atop the Sierra Nevada, on the California/Nevada border, Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States and one of America's most beautiful natural resources.

bullet Incline Village
bullet Virtual Lake Tahoe
bullet Lake Tahoe Rec
bullet Lake Tahoe Skiing
bullet Truckee
bullet Books about Lake Tahoe

Mount Diablo

The Ever Present Mount Diablo:
bullet Mount Diablo: Telephoto view of Mt Diablo from Central Valley (image)
bullet Mount Diablo South: Mt Diablo from The Central Valley near Tracy  (image)
bullet The Great Central Valley: The notch just past half way down is the San Francisco Bay (image)
bullet Mount Diablo
bullet Mount Diablo Cam
bullet Books about Mount Diablo
Reno Area
Think of Reno, and your mind could easily fill with images of roulette tables, croupiers and slot machines. What if you don't gamble, or just need a break from the tables this summer? Does this friendly city close to Tahoe have anything to offer besides glitzy resorts, poker chips and games of chance?

bullet Atlantis Casino
bullet Reno By Train
bullet Peppermill
bullet Silver Legacy
bullet Books about Reno

There are several great destinations within a day's drive of Reno. Elko, Fallon, Fort Churchill and Graeagle are just a few. A favorite is the town of Genoa, the oldest town in the state. It's a living slice of history nestled in a Carson Valley hillside. The Genoa Bar, the state's oldest saloon, still serves whiskey down the road from the Genoa Courthouse Museum. A few minutes' drive to the south is Walley's Hot Springs Resort, where you can swim and soak in the clear natural pools, just the way the Indians did more than a century ago
Modesto Area
bullet City of Modesto
bullet Vintage Faire Mall
bullet Hershey's Chocolate
bullet Rand Mcnally Modesto, California: Stanislaus County Cities (Rand McNally Folded Map: Cities)

California Waterfalls

bullet Alamere Falls
bullet Feather Falls
bullet Horsetail Falls
bullet Lower Calif Crk Falls
bullet Rainbow Falls
bullet Books about California Waterfalls

California Beaches

bullet California Lighthouses
bullet Books about California Beaches
bullet Books about California Lighthouses

California Parks

bullet California Parks
bullet California Trail
bullet Books about California Parks

California Books

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