With a wealth of good weather year round, Sacramento is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, and anyone who is up for new adventures while keeping conscious of their impact on the Earth. And if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find this capital city has plenty of things to do for the traveler in search of local experiences.
Take a look at some of our favorite spots where guests staying at HI Sacramento can get some farm-to-fork eats for $10 or less. After all, this city is home to a huge percentage of the produce consumed in California, and eating local is just as important a visitor’s experience as a visit to the Capitol.
While Sacramento might not get as much attention as its more glamorous cousins to the north and to the south, California’s capital city is an underrated gem of a place for a variety of travelers. Whether you’re history buff or political enthusiast, locavore foodie or sun-worshipper, you’ll find your little slice of heaven here where farmers, artists, and musicians cohabitate with government officials and an increasing number of curious travelers.
There’s a lot to love about California’s capital city. Especially if you ask Marc Edwards, general manager at HI Sacramento hostel, who’s lived in four major cities including San Francisco and Washington D.C. Apart from being rich in history as a state capital and Gold Rush town, Sacramento is one of the most bike friendly cities in California and also happens to be America’s farm-to-fork capital, making it a great destination for all kinds of travelers. At a loss for where to start? “I’m a huge fan of ditching your guide book and just asking questions at the front desk,” suggests Marc. So, with that in mind, here’s the GM’s guide to where to eat, drink and play in the capital like a local.