Top Choice Historic Building in Sacramento

California State Capitol

The gleaming dome of the California State Capitol is Sacramento’s most recognizable structure. A painting of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a suit hangs in the West Wing along with the other governors' portraits. Some wil…
Top Choice Museum in Sacramento

Crocker Art Museum

Housed in the Crocker family's ornate Victorian mansion (and sprawling additions), this museum is stunning as much for its striking architecture (old and new) as its collections. There are some very fine works by bo…
Top Choice Museum in Sacramento

California Museum

This modern museum is home to the California Hall Of Fame and so the only place to simultaneously encounter César Chávez, Mark Zuckerberg and Amelia Earhart. The California Indians exhibit is a highlight, with artif…
Lake in Oroville

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

This artificial lake was formed by the USA's tallest earth-filled dam, rising 770ft above the Feather River. There are boat-in, floating campsites available. The lake’s visitor center has exhibits on the California …
Museum in Oroville

Chinese Temple & Museum Complex

This restored temple and museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Oroville's Chinese legacy and is well worth exploring. Built in 1863, it served the Chinese community, which built the area's levees and at its peak …
Museum in Sacramento

California State Railroad Museum

At Old Sac’s north end is this impressive collection of railcars and locomotives ranging in size from miniature to true scale. While the candy-coated recounting of the struggles of those who laid the track is unsett…
Historic Site in Sacramento

Old Sacramento State Historic Park

The historic river port next to Downtown, Old Sacramento remains the city's stalwart tourist draw. The old-fashioned Gold Rush-era atmosphere and the pervasive aroma of saltwater taffy make it good for a stroll, esp…
Historic Building in Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta

Old Sugar Mill

A jazz combo echoes through space to complement wines of the Carvalho family, who own this custom crushing facility. It's the hub of a thriving community of local winemakers. The wines of the Clarksburg region have …
Museum in Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta

Dai Loy Museum

An old gambling hall filled with photos and relics of gaming operations, including betting tables and an antique safe. Groups can call ahead to arrange a 90-minute walking tour (adult/child $5/3) of the historic dis…
Winery in Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta


A few miles southwest of Clarksburg via County Rds 141 and 144, the region's best-known winery is prettily set among vineyard on a sixth-generation family farm.