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New York Times Celebrates Sacramento’s Rise

Here’s what to see, do, eat, and drink over a long weekend in California's capital city

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Posted 2 years agoby Jené Shaw

Sacramento received a lot of attention over the past year thanks to the popular movie Lady Bird, which put the city in the spotlight. But America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital has long been on the upswing with vibrant culinary, cultural, and nightlife offerings. The New York Times took note of the growing urban community in its recent “36 Hours in Sacramento” story.

“Unlike California’s glittering, glamorous coastal cities, Sacramento’s location in the Central Valley gives it an earnest, small-town affect and a welcome lack of pretension,” writes author Freda Moon.  

Over the course of a long-weekend itinerary, Moon highlights the capital city’s thriving cultural scene, mid-century modern architecture, bikeable streets, and culinary standouts, such as brunch favorite Bacon & Butter. She also offers tips for what to pack for a trip to Sacramento, including picnic supplies to enjoy at one of the city’s many parks and swimming gear for relaxing at Asha Urban Bath House.  

While you’re in town, don’t miss a visit to the California State Capitol Museum and the historic Gold Rush district of Old Town. We have even more ideas about what to do in Sacramento.

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