Farms from the Sacramento region supply the world’s best restaurants with fresh ingredients every day, but like listening to jazz in New Orleans or zipping along the Autobahn in a Porsche, everything is better at the source! Sacramento is a historical hot spot in California and has recently been proclaimed the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America. The designation recognizes the area’s local farmland, food production, export practices and a vibrant culinary scene shaped by the growing number of top rated chefs and restaurants in the region.
Come experience everything that makes Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.
Ideas for First Timers:
- Old Sacramento
- Farm-to-fork week
- California State Railroad Museum
- Farmers Markets
- Fast Eddie Bike Tour
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Farmers markets change every season. Visit our local Farmers Markets to see the best of the season’s bounty
- Seasonal chef tours
- Hands-on cooking classes
- Wine Tasting
- Craft Breweries
California State Capitol: After a massive restoration completed in 1982, the building once again reflects the beauty and grandeur of the 1900s. The magnificent dome, marble mosaic floors, crystal chandeliers and monumental staircases are highlights. Free attraction.
Old Sacramento: The Old Sacramento historic area, a registered national landmark and state historic park, is a 28-acre site on the banks of the Sacramento River. It is a vital historical, business, residential, shopping, and dining district with a fascinating past and the greatest concentration of historic buildings in California.
California State Railroad Museum: The Transcontinental and Sacramento Valley Railroads began in Old Sacramento. The 100,000 square-foot building houses the largest interpretive museum of its kind in North America, displaying 21 restored locomotives, cars and 46 exhibits.
Crocker Art Museum: The restored Victorian houses the oldest public art museum in the West, which has grown and expanded since 1873. The original European paintings and master drawings collections were soon augmented with 19th-century California paintings, sculptures, Asian art, and more recently contemporary art and photography.
Sutter’s Fort: Sacramento’s earliest settlement was founded by John Sutter in 1839. Self-guided audio tours explain the exhibit rooms which include copper and blacksmith’s shops, a bakery, prison, dining room and living quarters as well as livestock quarters.