The state capital of California, Sacramento, is in the sunny Central Valley where much of California’s farming takes place. Old Town Sacramento is a tourist attraction with historic buildings, working steam trains, and converted paddle wheelers moored on the banks of the Sacramento River. Cal State Sacramento is here and nearby, there’s the University of California, Davis.
Sacramento’s light rail line has made commuting into downtown from some of the outer neighborhoods a lot easier, though the mild weather, mostly flat topography, and dedicated bike paths make Sacramento a great biking city. The city has a diverse population, a lively arts and music scene, and thousands of acres of parks.