Besides touring the inside of the Capitol Building (which you should do), make sure to visit the surrounding city park that houses an astounding variety of trees from all over the world. Each tree is labeled, so you can geek out on all the varieties of palm, redwood and citrus trees (often with countless pieces of fruit hanging from the branches). Covering 40 acres and spanning 12 city blocks, it is considered one of the most beautiful state capitol grounds in the US. Highlights include the World Peace Rose Garden, the Camellia Grove and a California native plants section. There are also monuments and points of interest, such as a Vietnam War memorial.
Sacramento’s got it going on: The revitalized downtown core now boasts a spiffy, newish sports arena that’s 100 percent solar powered, fresh, local and organic farmers markets and trendy restaurants that make good use of that produce as well as a gorgeous setting of trees (it’s known as the City of Trees, although don’t talk to residents about that during allergy season) and a ton of fascinating history readily displayed at the city's top museums. Oh, and you know, just being the capital of the world’s seventh largest economy. Ready for a quick tour of 30 super-fun things to do there? Read on.
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