During the Gold Rush of 1849, Old Sacramento thrived as the largest trading center in California, today, as the capital city of California, Sacramento is just as busy.
In a way Sacramento is a 'western' version of Washington DC, with people in suites having meetings in 'classy' restaurants about 'important' issues. For the business traveler, Sacramento is the usual mix of business, pleasure and a few drinks at the bar.
For visitors, the area has a little more to offer. Main attractions include Old town Sacramento, a well-preserved 1800's era community, numerous museums, Cal Expo, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, Arden Fair Mall and much more.
The historical Gold Rush city that has grown to become the capital of one of the richest lands in the world is one of those towns that is sure worth a visit.