Welcome to Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta
The Sacramento Delta is a sprawling web of waterways and one-stoplight towns plucked out of the 1930s. On weekends, locals gun powerboats on glassy waterways and cruise winding levy roads. This wetland area encompasses a huge swath of the state – from the San Francisco Bay to Sacramento, and all the way south to Stockton. Here the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers converge to drain into the San Francisco Bay. If you have the time to smell the grassy delta breezes on the slow route between San Francisco and Sacramento, travel the iron bridges of winding Hwy 160. You'll lazily make your way past rice fields, vast orchards, sandy swimming banks and little towns with long histories.