Sacramento is a city of contrasts. It’s a former cow town where state legislators' SUVs go bumper-to-bumper with farmers' muddy, half-ton pickups at rush hour. It has sprawling suburbs, but also new lofts and upscale boutiques squeezed between aging mid-century storefronts.


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Located about halfway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, Sacramento makes some of California's most popular destinations easily accessible on day trips.

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Despite the state’s expensive reputation, a visit to the California capital doesn’t have to cost a lot. Here are the best free things to do in Sacramento.

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