Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Ultimate Sacramento Area Pumpkin Patch Guide, Mapped


There’s no need to settle for supermarket pumpkins when you can head straight to the source and hunt for your own. The greater Sacramento area has dozens of pumpkin patches to choose from, all offering different amenities and activities so you can make a day of it. Want to cut your pumpkin right off the vine? Fancy a cup of fresh apple cider? Little ones hoping to get their face painted? In need of gourds, hay bales or cornstalks to decorate your front porch? You can find all of the above at the many pumpkin patches around town. 
So grab your friends and family and step into fall. Happy hunting!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dig Deep at These Northern California Caves & Caverns



In the dog days of summer, it can seem nearly impossible to beat the heat. Sure, there are swimming pools and air conditioners, but they can only go so far. Sometimes you need to get away from the oppressive end-of-summer sunshine. Why not go below ground and take advantage of the cool subterranean air? Sacramento is within just a few hours of some of the most unique geological formations in the state, including caves, caverns, lava tubes and other treasures, most of which maintain a constant temperature below 65 degrees. So, grab your flashlights and hardhats and start exploring! Read More

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Easy Fall Hikes From Sacramento





Autumn is one of the best times of the year to hit the trails. The heat is waning, the leaves are turning, and the summertime crowds are dwindling down. Sacramento’s location near the Sierra foothills means amazing day hikes are right in our own backyard. But you don’t have to be a seasoned trekker to enjoy an autumn romp. There are plenty of easy hikes within just a few hours of Sacramento where beginners can enjoy the splendor of fall. Following are some of our favorites.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Farmers Markets in the Greater Sacramento Area 2019


It’s no secret that Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. After all, it’s surrounded by fertile farmland – citrus ranches in Placer County, almond orchards in Yolo, vineyards in El Dorado. With so much fresh food grown and produced right in our own backyard, it’s no wonder there are so many farmers markets in and around the greater Sacramento area. Read More...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Best Wildflower Hikes Near Sacramento



April showers bring May flowers, and thanks to all the rain, Northern California has wildflowers galore. While we may not have the expansive superblooms that are taking over the southern part of the state, we still have amazing displays of color. Wildflowers are popping up everywhere, but there’s no better way to enjoy the full glory of spring than a wildflower hike. Whether you’re looking for an easy walk or more of a challenge, there are plenty of options for awe-inspiring wildflower hikes within a few hours of Sacramento.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Why Rocklin is a Great Place to Visit + Call Home



Rocklin is among several family-friendly communities comprising the southern portion of Placer County, just northeast of Sacramento. In its early days in the 1890s, Rocklin held about 30 rock quarries, many of which were cut for street curbing in larger cities, including Sacramento and San Francisco. Today, Rocklin is a thriving suburb of about 60,000 residents and is considered one of the fastest growing cities in California. 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

15 Inspiring Instagram-Worthy Backdrops in Sacramento

In a city as vibrant and artistic as Sacramento, you’ll find no shortage of artwork (both natural and man-made) certain to enhance your Instagram selfie, group shot or solo pose. In fact, the city has an overwhelming amount of colorful murals all over town, ensuring you will never run out of gorgeous backdrops created by talented artists.
Consult our guide to Instagram-worthy backdrops and embark on your very own city-wide photo tour — whether you’re looking for an idyllic garden setting or a modern work of art.