Sacramento is a child of the gold rush.
When John Sutter discovered gold in the area in 1848, Sacramento very soon was boosted by those seeking their own fortunes in its golden fields. This rush of people to Sacramento and its surroundings was even recorded as the largest human migration in history.
Like many years ago, Sacramento is still open for those willing to try to make their fortune there. Booked.net can help you with this if you browse our comprehensive list of Sacramento hotels. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Sacramento to one that luxury appointed all are available with maps, photos and secure forms.
The city was booming with a gold rush for 20 years that changed it forever. Sacramento exploded with business, especially mining, but also arts and gambling. This rush for better life in Sacramento finished with violence and crime within the city walls. For example, Yankee confronted Mexican miners and California's leaders initiated a plan to exterminate the local Native American population.
Today Sacramento is one of less expensive destinations in California and totally safe. The only trouble you can face on its streets is noisy celebrations like California State Fair – a party hosted with regards to 152-year-old tradition including carnival games, trade show, and live entertainment. Other attractions include;
- California State Capitol, a historical capitol building with adjacent Capitol Park
- Sutter's Fort, the oldest restored fort in the United States
- Sacramento Zoo, small zoo located in William Land Park offers variety of species
- California State Railroad Museum, a museum of railroad history with collection of trains and equipment
Sacramento is best for sightseeing out the wet seasons that last from October to April and there may be a day or two of rain in June or September. Sacramento is friendly to tourists year round with mild winters and dry summers.
Such climate is mainly shaped by its location at the confluence of the American River and Sacramento River. And both are more than city waters, but its main transportation arteries. A port at Sacramento Delta River that connects it to the San Francisco Bay serves for trade with fruits, vegetables, rice and other goods as food processing is a major industries in the area.
Locals are traditionally busy with agriculture and trade that forms the main share of city's economy. The Sacramento population numbers 454,330 residents with strong multicultural core like 48.3 percent White, 15.5 percent African American, 1.3 percent Native American and 16.6 percent Asian and on.
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